Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Beer Drinkers Get A Bill Of Rights

BOSTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – We hold these truths to be self- evident: All beer drinkers are created equal, but all beers aren’t.

That’s the new motto for Jim Koch, the brewer of Samuel Adams beer, who has drafted a Beer Drinker’s Bill of Rights to protect suds lovers’ tastebuds.

The Bill provides protections including No. 8: “Beer shall be offered in bottles, not cans, so that no brew is jeopardized with the taste of metal.”

No. 5 guarantees a right to “no skunky beer,” while No. 3 prohibits the use of beer flavor-reducing additives like corn syrup and rice – which, incidently, is included in Budweiser’s brew.

Koch says the idea for the Bill came from Founding Father and beer namesake Samuel Adams, who was a brewer who valued good taste and fresh ingredients.

In the spirit of Adams and his American Revolution buddies, Koch will be unveiling the Beer Drinker’s Bill of Rights in Philadelphia tomorrow (Jun. 30) – just in time for Independence Day.

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