2/28/2 - Dumping Russian Vodka, Why is beer not in plastic, & Hard Mountain Dew Rank(ed) #Vodka #StandwithUkraine #DumpVodka #Pravda #Molotov #Bottledbeer #why #hard #MountainDew #ranked #rank

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Vodka is the latest target after Ukraine had an uninvited neighbor come across its borders. In a swift response, numerous stores, taverns, and bottle shops either pulled the stuff from shelves - or outright dumped it! Governors have banned Russian vodka, pulled it from state-run store shelves already. More are expected to follow suit. Not to be left behind - Ukrainian brewers, like Pravda (truth) Brewery started creating an “alternative” cocktail let's call it, temporarily suspending bottling their beer. If only we could supply all that grain alcohol to them for their rebottling program… For the dumping of the Russian vodka story click here https://www.thedailybeast.com/vodka-dumps-and-russian-booze-bans-sweep-north-america-to-protest-putin and for the Pravda Brewery story, click here https://www.euronews.com/culture/2022/02/27/ukrainian-brewery-in-lviv-appeals-on-social-media-for-molotov-cocktail-donations

Moving on to something a little lighter in the news, in fact, quite a bit lighter than the glass bottles mentioned above, why isn’t beer sold in plastic? Well, brewers have long said that it’s the preserve the beer, make sure it doesn’t oxygenate and spoil, make sure it’s not skunked by light passing through the plastic, and countless other reasons - but the real answer seems to be that it would cheapen the product. Sure other countries don’t seem to suffer any of the ill effects quoted as concerns. Sure plastic can hold pressure easily, plastic doesn’t shatter, is lighter weight, and can also be recycled (though to frequently isn’t) it really seems to come down to how it feels in the hand, and glass is the preferred choice to hold, followed by aluminum - either in bottle shapes or the more traditional can shape. Not everyone sees eye to eye on this though. Would you drink your beer out of a plastic bottle? Let me know and read more at https://wgntv.com/news/trending/why-isnt-beer-sold-in-plastic-bottles-like-soda/

Something we do often see in plastic bottles is Mountain Dew - though this version might not make it into them! Someone got all the formulations of the alcohol.. let’s say “Enhanced” versions of Hard Mountain Dew and did all the hard work for us. So what did they find of the 80-year-old brand? And can you believe Mountain Dew is 80, but they project such a youthful energy? For the full review - which by the way included sampling The Dew out of the finest glassware, head over to the link. I can’t bear to think o any of it as drinkable, I’m just not ready to cross that bridge yet, so head to https://brobible.com/culture/article/hard-mountain-dew-review/ if you want to find out if the original, watermelon, black cherry, or Baja Blast is crowned as the winner.. or if any of them were.

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