UCF filmmaker explores Black-owned craft beer business in new documentary
This year's Orlando Film Festival will feature over 200 films, one of which was created by UCF graduate Aaron Hosé, exploring the world of craft beer breweries and the industry's lack of Black and Brown diversity and inclusivity.
Florida couple offers free beer as way to meet the neighbors
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A Florida couple came up with a great way to meet their new neighbors after moving into their home during the coronavirus pandemic. They offered free beer. We will be in our driveway with drinks, ready to meet any neighbors who would like to stop by. But once the “Free Beer” sign was placed outside, the neighbors started venturing over. We had a few people do a double take, free beer is a pretty easy way to get people to show up,” said Thomas Evans.
Check out these Florida women-owned breweries
There are more than 300 craft breweries in Florida and, though beer is still largely a man’s game, there are plenty of females making their mark in the brewing industry. Here are some of the women-owned breweries you can find in the Sunshine State. They now offer public and private tours to local breweries as well as an array of their own beers. They not only have a taproom, but a canning line so patrons can enjoy their craft brews to-go. HYPERION BREWINGAlexandra McKeown, co-founder and co-owner, JacksonvilleMcKeown is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.
Beer spills onto I-95 during crash in St. Johns County
A tractor-trailer carrying a load of beer cans and bottles was badly damaged Thursday morning in a crash on I-95 near mile marker 305 in St. Johns County. The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office confirmed no one was injured in the crash on I-95 south, but a lot of beer was spilled. 🚨TRAFFIC ALERT🚨Two southbound lanes on I95 are closed due to a crash at Mile Marker 305 (near the Marineland Exit). FHP is on scene & handling the crash. There is dense fog this morning so please drive w/ caution as first responders/utility workers work to clear the scene.
Yuengling Hershey’s chocolate beer is back
Beer and chocolate lovers rejoice. Yuengling and Hershey’s are once again joining forces to make their chocolate porter but for the first time, fans can enjoy the beer in bottles from their own home. [TRENDING: Disney announces layoffs| Presidential debate quickly turned into a brawl| 12-year-old boy causes crash while driving mom’s stolen car]Two iconic Pennsylvania brands released a draft version of the beer in 2019. The specially brewed beer blends Yuengling’s dark porter with Hershey’s chocolate, caramel, and malts for a smooth finish. Fans can go to Yuengling.com to find a retailer near them that sells it.
Coronavirus: Mexico halts Corona beer production
The Mexican brewing company that produces Corona beer announced Friday via Twitter that it will be halting the production of its well known beer. Grupo Modelo said it was taking the actions to comply with the measures taken by Mexico’s federal government. The company said it will be donating 300,000 antibacterial gels made from brewed alcohol and will contribute in the future with more actions to fight the pandemic. Grupo Modelo acata medidas dictadas por el Gobierno Federal para hacer frente al SARS-CoV2. pic.twitter.com/MXthEGnl5Q — Grupo Modelo MX (@GrupoModelo_MX) April 3, 2020To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
Corona beer addresses name’s unfortunate similarity to deadly coronavirus
On top of being a public health threat, the coronavirus has been disastrous for business, triggering massive, historic stock market losses. One brand not changing its approach amid the fear is Corona beer. According to a survey by public relations agency 5WPR, almost 40% of beer-drinking Americans admit they would not buy Corona beer under any circumstances due to the existence of coronavirus. From that same survey, 16% of beer drinking Americans were confused about whether Corona beer is related to the coronavirus. Promotion for the product has sparked criticism over a sponsored tweet that uses the phrase “coming ashore soon.”
Google finds evidence of attempted mass iPhone hack
Leon Neal/2016 Getty Images(CNN) - Google has uncovered evidence of a sustained effort to hack large numbers of iPhones over a period of at least two years, its researchers said. The Google researchers discovered "a total of fourteen vulnerabilities," half of them linked to the iPhone's web browser. Beer described the attempted hack as a campaign to exploit "iPhones en masse." The vulnerabilities covered almost every version of the iPhone operating system "from iOS 10 through to the latest version of iOS 12," Beer added. "This indicated a group making a sustained effort to hack the users of iPhones in certain communities over a period of at least two years," he wrote.