Pope Benedict XVI Celibrates his 90th Birthday with a Beer

A bit of Bavaria, including German beer and pretzels, came to the Vatican to help celebrate retired Pope Benedict XVI’s 90th birthday.

“Thank you for bringing Bavaria here,” he told his guests, commenting on the beauty of gathering together under a blue Roman sky with white clouds — colors that “recall the white and blue flag of Bavaria” and how “it’s always the same sky” no matter where one finds oneself in the world.

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The world’s first hand-crafted bottled beer brewed to be enjoyed at 35,000ft

Cathay Pacific introduces Betsy Beer – the world’s first hand-crafted bottled beer brewed to be enjoyed at 35,000ft
By using a combination of science and traditional brewing methods, Betsy Beer is a high-quality craft ale that has travel in its DNA

The quality of the inflight dining experience has always been an important focus for Cathay Pacific – the airline has long sought collaborations with renowned partners, restaurants and chefs in order to provide its customers with innovative dishes and beverages as part of its philosophy of a Life Well Travelled. To that end, Hong Kong’s home carrier is delighted today to announce the launch of Betsy Beer, the world’s first hand-crafted bottled beer specially brewed to be enjoyed at 35,000 feet.

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Drinking pint of beer a day linked to reduced risk of heart attack

Drinking one pint a day has been linked to reduced risk of developing several serious heart conditions in new large-scale study. Moderate drinking, usually defined as no more than 14 units of alcohol a week – equivalent to around one and a half bottles of wine or seven pints of regular-strength lager – is associated with a lower risk of developing some, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, said scientists.

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Craft beer industry slugged with ‘outdated’ tax ‘from another era’, brewers fight Government for fairer deal

Australia’s booming craft beer industry is demanding a fairer deal from the Federal Government, saying the current tax regime is holding it back. Key points: Craft beer brewers are hit with an excise of $49 per litre if sold in bottles, compact kegs Owners of Willie the Boatman brewery say the tax they have to … Read more