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Ratebeer News - November 25, 2005

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Brewers/Industry November 28, 2005      
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Beer’s reputation for high carbohydrate count might be unjustified. Researchers found that beer, consumed in moderation, can be a part of a “low-carb” diet and potentially a good source of soluble fiber and prebiotic substances that promote digestion. They also mentioned that the obesity and health problems should be a concern if the drinkers don’t focus on calorie content.

The Boston Beer Company has completed an expansion of their Cincinnati brewery at the expense of 6.5 millions. The expansion allows the Cincinnati brewery to produce about two thirds of the beer brewed by the Boston Beer Company. In the new installations two brew kettles were named after Jim Koch’s father and grand-father.

After the announcement of Gale’s brewery by Fuller, Smith and Turner a reaction on the part of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) was expected. CAMRA reacted with anger and launched the Save Gale’s Campaign to gather consumer’s support. CAMRA’s chief executive declared that they were devastated by the announcement and vowed to fight for the brewery’s future. CAMRA also lauched a petition stating that they are urging anyone who wants to maintain the diversity of real ale to make a stand. Fuller’s announced that they will announce its plans for the brewery after the completion of operation’s review.

Times are a changin in the UK. A new rule will come into effect soon that will allow pubs to apply to stay open 24 hours a day. Some pubs already plan to open for breakfeast. This new law has its critics though, a lot of people fear that it will lead in binge drinking and alcoholism while pub owners don’t expect a sudden increase in drinking.



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