politics
Indie Brewer Promises a Free Pint for Every Voter This Thursday

We're about to find out how legally binding Facebook posts are, thanks to beer maker BrewDog promising to provide a free, good old metric volume of pint of beer to anyone who goes through the minor hassle of proving they voted on Thursday. Even your dad's shaky cross next to the wacky-blazered Ukip man's name is eligible for the freebie. Read More >>

booze
Bar Wars: A New Hop – Introducing Stormtrooper Beer

The Death Star must be a pretty boring place when there aren't rebels scurrying around providing targets to shoot at (and miss), so some industrious Stormtroopers decided to put their spare time to good use and brew and market their own beer, as you do. Read More >>

environment
Guinness Magically Holds Fours Beers Together Without Plastic

Guinness brand owner Diageo no longer wants its products to be associated with garroting exotic wildlife on deserted overseas beaches, and is about to usher in a new, entirely cardboard era of holding together four cans of the famous Irish export. Read More >>

london
There’s Free Fried Chicken At Guinness’ Pop-Up Taproom

If schlepping over to Dublin to try out Guinness' Open Gate Brewery seems a bit of a faff but you'd still like some tasty beer, the Experimental Taproom popup in East London is for you. Read More >>

food
Kellogg’s Offloads Waste Cornflakes for Use in Craft Beer Industry

We know what you're doing here, Kellogg's. You're trying to take hold of the cereal news agenda to people stop talking about how much sugar they're eating for breakfast, aren't you? You want some feelgood news to pop up when the boss searches for "Kellogg's" in Google News today, don't you? Well here you go. They're making beer out of cornflakes. Ha ha. Well done. Very healthy. Beer. Mmm. Read More >>

climate change
Drink Beer While You Can Still Afford It

The climate apocalypse wants to strip us of everything sacred in this world. There are concerns about chocolate (though it isn’t going extinct), the future of wine, and even the potential loss of Tabasco sauce! Read More >>

booze
London Pub Sells Really Expensive Craft Beer Shock

Haha, guess what? Someone in London, maybe even more than one person (we don't know), has paid around £22 for one pint of beer. This is not the norm down there now (yet), as this is an unusually expensive beer, even for the big city. It's also an amazingly pretentious, special, extremely alcoholic beer, yours for the price of just six common man beers. Read More >>

food
Meat, Cakes and Ready Meals Added to CO2 Shortage At-Risk List

The least interesting food scandal of the year continues to worsen, with trade body the Food and Drink Federation warning that supermarket shelves might soon start running low on some foods soon, thanks to the weird shortage of CO2 that's disrupting the producers. Read More >>

beer
Beer Rationing Introduced and Sausages Under Threat as CO2 Crisis Worsens

There is literally a low-level type of beer rationing in place in the UK at the moment, as one of the largest wholesalers supplying the food and drinks industry has begun limiting sales of some fizzy alcohols as the bizarre shortage of food-grade CO2 continues. Read More >>

booze
The Beer is Running Out as CO2 Crisis Continues

After decades of there being too much Co2 everywhere you look, now all of a sudden there's not enough of one particular type -- and the beer producers are running out of the little bubbles to put in their refreshing beverages. Read More >>

reddit
Reddit Bans Slew of Communities Amid New Rule Targeting Sales, Trades, and Giveaways

Reddit’s bread and butter may be links and comments, but the site has a long history as a facilitator of gift swaps, and a backwoods marketplace. New site rules enacted today make much of that behaviour prohibited. Read More >>

booze
There’s a Pink Beer for Girls Now, But it’s Ironic so Everything’s Fine

Big-booted craft beer brewer Brewdog has had an idea: a special type of beer in a pink bottle that's for women. But it's OK, one of Elon Musk's experiments hasn't caused a rip in time and dumped us all back to 1995 -- it's being done ironically to highlight gender pay gaps. Ah, you see now. It's not an ill-advised marketing stunt, or something that might've been given away free with the July 1997 issue of FHM. Read More >>

booze
Pint Beer Can’t be Sold in 500ml Cans

A small scale brewery has been told to either rename a beer it sells under the name of Pint or somehow make slightly bigger cans, with Trading Standards saying that selling an alcoholic drink called "Pint" in a 500ml can may lead to ever so slight levels of confusion among the sorts of people who insist on being sold to the imperial way. Read More >>

booze
The UK’s Fixation With Novelty Beers Remains Strong

Bearded men making local beers out of bread, potatoes, socks, old cereal boxes and more are helping salvage the UK's economy, with data showing that there are now nearly 2,000 registered breweries in the UK -- the highest number since the 1930s. Read More >>

booze
Alcohol-Free Budweiser Coming to the UK for Today’s Millennial Lightweights

Do you turn into a monster after three pints? Are you too scared to get drunk because your mobile phone cost £700 and you really don't want to leave it in a taxi or a urinal? Is everyone realising that beer doesn't actually taste... nice? Whatever the reason, drinking alcohol seems to be falling out of favour among the youth, hence this -- Budweiser Prohibition. Read More >>