From the HBD Archive
From: ony@spss.com (Tony Babinec)
Subject: no-alcohol beer factoids
Date: 1992-03-31 20:14:09 GMT

Some tidbits gleened from an article on no-alcohol brews in
the Monday, March 30, Wall Street Journal, written by Marj
Charlier:

- Brewers don't pay federal excise tax on no-alcohol beer, which
boosts profit margins by $18 per barrel.

- The California Highway Patrol recently instructed its officers
not to arrest anyone for drinking no-alcohol beers while driving.
This, despite language in the state Vehicle Code that says a
beverage with any amount of alcohol is considered alcoholic and
therefore isn't compatible with driving motor vehicles.

- Domestic no-alcohol brews have 65 to 76 calories.

- The Big 3 employ different processes. Miller cooks Sharp's at a
low temperature, thereby avoiding production of alcohol. Anheuser-
Busch makes a regular beer and then removes the alcohol. Coors uses
a special yeast and brewing process that together produce less alcohol.

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