Friday, March 8, 2013
Ambler joins efforts in New Jersey and California alleging Anheuser-Busch overstates the percentage of alcohol on their products’ labels.
Two Ambler brothers have joined class action lawsuits filed in California and New Jersey, claiming Anheuser-Busch waters down beers such as Budweiser, Michelob, Natural Ice and Bud Light Platinum. Lawsuits in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California allege the company overstates the percentage of alcohol on their products’ labels. California attorney Josh Boxer, whose firm is coordinating several of the lawsuits, said there will be about a dozen total suits filed, Patch reported. The claims are based on statements from former Anheuser-Busch brewery employees, who say extra water was routinely added to beers before bottling, Time reported. Each class action lawsuit is seeking more than $5 million from Anheuser-Busch. People from Ohio and …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Looking to go out and watch the Big Game this Sunday?
Where can you find $1 domestics, $3 craft beers, and $10 buffets? Check out our picks for Super Bowl deals in the Abington area. The Brick House (Willow Grove) - $2 select domestics 16 oz. drafts, and $5 snacks all day. O'Towne Tavern (Oreland) - Drink and appetizer specials during the game. MaGerk's (Fort Washington) - $5 buffet, $10 Coors pitchers with 10 free wings, $2 Coors bottles, $5 Transfusions, free block pool Wet Whistle Bar and Grille (Jenkintown) - Red Solo Cup Party. Purchase a red cup for $5 and receive discounted drinks throughout the game. Drink specials include $2 Yuengling drafts, $5 double well drinks, and $1 Coors Light drafts. Free wings! Want to see Super Bowl specials in neighboring Upper Dublin? Click here.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Look forward to a long, Presidents Day weekend this February? This doesn't apply to you? Then try these highly complex beers.
February — a desolate time of year. The trees are barren, the mornings are cold, and there's only Presidents Day to ward off work (if you're lucky). The glitz of Super Bowl has passed, and the fun of March Madness has yet to come. It seems that all that's left to do is trudge through the dark frigid mornings into the gray glacial evenings and hope the monotony doesn't incite a harsh dose of cabin fever … and the resulting damage it creates. (I still owe my girlfriend a new blender and pillows.) But fear not! Beer is here. Libations of high alcohol, and equally high complexity, begin to trickle out from local breweries as they prepare for beer fest season. You name it, and you'll begin to see it: the extended aging, barrel aging, …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Buzze explains hops — and goes beyond the gimmicks
Every year, as the Super Bowl approaches, so too does the frequency of the "Bro-based" ads; talking animals, beautiful women, and beer, beer, beer fill our television screens. They pour on the promises, the jokes and the marketing gimmicks. As I watch the variety of beer ads flash across my screen, I see mention of "noble hops," "triple hops brewed," "late hopping" and the characteristics of hop aroma or flavor. But what does that mean, really? What are they talking about? Are they just making stuff up? Beer as we know it today wouldn't exist without hops. Hops provide balance to our beers and are nowadays the signature for many styles. They work as a natural preservative in beer, and when your beer is struck directly by sunlight for …