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NEWS – It’s Not Too Late To Compete In The Root Beer Olympics

NEWS – It’s Not Too Late To Compete In The Root Beer Olympics

As summer comes to an end, there is at least one more festivity to look forward to.  This Saturday, August 26, 2017, Sprecher is sponsoring the first annual Root Beer Bash and Root Beer RBBLogoblackOlympics.  The fun will take place in Sprecher’s home town of Glendale, Wisconsin; the Athens, Greece of root beer competition.

Root Beer Olympians will compete in one of three age groups and/or in as a team. Olympic events will include the Root Beer Chug, Keg Roll, Hold the Glass, Keg Toss, Root Beer Wagon Pull, Root Beer Obstacle Run, and Root Beer Relay.  All proceeds from the Root Beer Olympics will be donated to St. Francis Children’s Center, supporting children with special needs.

All root beer athletes can sign up for the competition here.

 

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NEWS – Root Beer And The Law

Root Beer And The Law

Root beer has been at the center of two recent legal matters.  First, in Alberta, Canada, a man carrying a bottle of root beer was approached by officers in an unmarked police van.  The man was suspected of drinking liquor in a public place, in violation of Canada’s Liquor and Gaming Act.  Police allege the man would not compJailly with demands to hand over the bottle or to give his name.  They further claim the man “aggressively resisted arrest,” which led to his being tackled to the ground, choked, pepper sprayed, and handcuffed.

The not so happy root beer drinker asserted that he told officers he was merely drinking root beer, and even handed it over to police for inspection.  Last week, he was once again less than cheerful when the officers involved in the incident were found not guilty of assault.  This man has had a rough time, someone should offer him a frothy root beer.  Just make sure he drinks it indoors.  His full story can be read here and here.

Meanwhile, back in the United States, an Indiana couple was no match from the crime fighting skills of root beer.  While a female customer at a Dollar General Store was paying for a two-liter container of root beer, her husband walked by the doughnut display.  After the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man moved behind the clerk’s counter, announced “This is a robbery…,” and began grabbing cash from the register.   The couple made off with $40, but left their root beer behind.  The thieves were identified by fingerprints taken from the root beer container.   As of January 8, 2016, the couple remained at large.  Root beer vows not to rest until both individuals are apprehended.  That news story can be read in more detail here.