Beer can often lead to a lot of weird news stories, but these weird news stories are actually about the beer.
Thanks, Mr. President!
In March, President Barack Obama participated in Jimmy Kimmel Live’s recurring segment “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves.” One of the tweets President Obama read was from a Twitter user named “campaignrpoz,” who wrote, “A 30 rack of Coors Light is $23 now at Sun Stop. Thanks, Obama.” He was facetiously (we think) satirizing how people blame the government for anything, even, it would seem, the price of beer at a convenience store. A couple of days later, the owner of that Sun Stop heard about the Obama Tweet and gave campaignrpoz—real name Eric Matthews—a free 30-pack of Keystone beer.
Thanks, Beer Robot!
Levy Restaurants is responsible for the concessions at United Center, the Chicago arena where the Chicago Bulls play. For the 2015 NBA Playoffs, Levy has introduced two DraftServ units—self-service beer terminals. Each DraftServ station has four taps to serve Bud Light, Heineken, and Stella Artois and will charge fans by the ounce. To use it, patrons insert a pre-paid card, and each time they get a beer of any size, the price is deducted from their balance. Cost: 42.5 cents per ounce (or $5.10 for a 12-ounce beer).
Last April four Louisiana State University students were on their way to celebrate Spring Break. They were pulled over in Alabama by a police officer who noticed that their truck had an expired tag. A search of the vehicle turned up some contraband, the kind you’d expect from four college students en route to Spring Break: beer. However, all four students were under the age of 19, and they were carrying a lot of beer. How much? In addition to a few bottles each of run, tequila, whiskey, vodka, and wine, deputies confiscated five 12-packs of Corona beer, and a whopping 106 18-packs of Natural Light Beer. That’s 1,968 beers. (Or enough to satisfy Andre the Giant for a week.)
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