TIL that Keurig K-Cups generate 10 times the solid waste that would be generated from a standard drip brewer and most of that waste isn't recyclable. Co-founder John Sylvan said, "I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it.”
TIL during a world-wide hop shortage in 2008, Sam Adams brewing company sold craft brewers their hops at cost to keep them in business and has given over 3 million in loans to small breweries to spur competition.
TIL how IPAs, or “Indian Pale Ales” got their name. Most beers couldn’t withstand the 6 month trip from Great Britain to the British colonies in India, where the climate was too hot to brew. In response, a brewer heavily hopped and aged their beers, making them pale, and able to survive the journey.
TIL American beer is generally bland because 19th-century brewers were trying to convince Prohibition supporters that beer was a healthier and cleaner drink than whiskey and other liquors
Julia Hartley-Brewer: "Why on earth are the Tories - or any party - accepting cash from Russian donors? Simple solution to this: £5k annual limit on any donation from any individual or company to any political party. Money corrupts democracy."
"In late March, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the federal government could take more than $60,000 of [Mark] Brewer’s cash with civil forfeiture, even though he was never charged with a crime...According to Brewer, he had been saving that cash during his military service."
I just rode my bicycle 11,750 miles to attend a game at every single MLB stadium! 6 months and 30 ballparks. All for Big Brothers Big Sisters and youth mentoring! Made it to No. 30 home of the Milwaukee Brewers!