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Tag Archives: Legal drinking age

• Finally, A Baby Bottle That Looks Like A Lil Beer Bottle

Finally, A Baby Bottle That Looks Like A Lil Beer Bottle

Because you’re that parent, this is a baby bottle that looks like a little beer bottle. Available for pre-order from Fred & Friends for $12, the Lil Lager Baby Bottle makes the perfect intro into beer for your youngster. After all, it’s only a couple more years before they can drink the real thing. What […]

• TV Alcohol Ads Linked with Underage Drinking

TV Alcohol Ads Linked with Underage Drinking

Researchers say they’ve found an association between alcohol advertisements on television and drinking, binge drinking and hazardous drinking behaviors among underage youth. Researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College say they used telephone and online surveys in 2011 and 2013 to gauge how much influence TV advertising had on drinking behaviors among […]

• Africa Hailed As New Beer Frontier

Africa Hailed As New Beer Frontier

Rapid economic development, growing populations and rising wages will propel Africa to become the world’s next fastest growing market for beer, according to a new report by Rabobank. In its latest report, Beer on the Frontier: Opportunities for Brewers in the African Continent, Rabobank analysts said Africa is expected to see the largest increase in the […]

• Red Stripe Criticized for Marketing Gross Soda Beer to Underage Girls

Red Stripe Criticized for Marketing Gross Soda Beer to Underage Girls

Red Stripe, that oddly-bottled Jamaican beer your annoying hipster friend is more likely to order after everyone else has ordered some banal domestic brew, has gotten into trouble over its marketing strategy for the cloying new beverage Red Stripe Burst, a raspberry-flavored illness inducer the company is pitching to 18 to 24-year-old women. But wait, […]

• eBay Removes Alcohol Listings After “20/20” Report On Teen Buyer

eBay Removes Alcohol Listings After “20/20” Report On Teen Buyer

The online marketplace eBay has said it will begin removing listings for beer and liquor from its site after a teen working with 20/20 successfully ordered vodka from two eBay vendors. The vendors advertised their products as “collectible.” While eBay prohibits the sale of all alcohol with the exception of some wines sold by licensed […]

• Urban Outfitters booze-themed tops slammed by MADD

Urban Outfitters booze-themed tops slammed by MADD

Tops with ‘I Drink You’re Cute,’ aren’t considered cute by Jan Withers, national president of MADD. But the Federal Trade Commission says there is no legal way to force the alcohol-related merchandise off retailers’ shelves. Urban Outfitters is catching heat once again over a line of trendy tops that some say glorify drinking for teenagers. […]

• Free Beer Movement Wants to Improve MLS Attendance

Free Beer Movement Wants to Improve MLS Attendance

The Free Beer Movement is a grassroots organization that is focusing on increasing MLS attendance and acceptance. The movement wants to introduce more people to Major League Soccer, so the fan base will grow. A fun alternative to other organizations that promote the MLS, this group is already gaining popularity. Introducing New Fans The Free […]

• Study questions mixing energy drinks with alcohol

Study questions mixing energy drinks with alcohol

A new study to be published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research has sent out another warning about the popularity of energy drink mixers among young people. The researchers behind the study, which is due to be published in the July issue of the journal, claim that adding energy drinks to alcohol increases the risks […]

• Should the National Drinking Age be 18?

Should the National Drinking Age be 18?

Is it high time to reduce the drinking age to 18 nationwide? Tennessee law professor and Instapunditer Glenn Harlan Reynolds thinks so. Writing in Wednesday’s WSJ, he throws his support behind an Alaska State Representative’s efforts to establish a drinking age of 18 for active-duty service members. The rationale is straightforward: “If you get shot […]

• Beer Institute Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month

Beer Institute Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month

Beer Institute Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month, Highlights Commitment to Reduce Underage Drinking, Drunk Driving. In recognition of National Alcohol Awareness Month, Joe McClain, president of the Beer Institute, emphasized the long-term commitment of brewers and importers to reduce underage drinking and drunk driving. As an industry, they have made significant investments in public safety, education […]

• Dad, I Prefer the Shiraz

Dad, I Prefer the Shiraz

Do Parents Who Serve Teens Beer and Wine at Home Raise Responsible Drinkers? Parents teach their children how to swim, how to ride a bicycle and how to drive. Should they also teach their teenagers how to drink responsibly? The volatile issue is seldom discussed at alcohol-awareness programs. But some parents do quietly allow their […]

• Does Alcohol Advertising Have an Effect on Teen Drinking?

Does Alcohol Advertising Have an Effect on Teen Drinking?

There is no doubt that teen drinking is a problem in the United States, and parents are concerned about the effects of alcohol advertising on their teen. In a survey conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates and American Viewpoint for the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at Georgetown University, parents revealed that they […]

• Cheers as Delhi lets ladies behind the bar

Cheers as Delhi lets ladies behind the bar

Twenty-year-old scotch whisky, vintage champagne. You can find almost anything in the sparkling high-end bars of India’s capital, except a female bartender. Soon you’ll find that, too, after Delhi this week changed a century-old law that banned women from serving alcohol. For activists and alcohol industry insiders, it was long overdue.

• Virginia: News You Can Booze – Advertisers Want Back Into College Papers

Representatives from several advertising industry groups and student newspaper publishers are asking the Supreme Court to overturn Virginia’s state law banning alcohol ads in college newspapers, arguing that the law represents an unconstitutional restriction of First Amendment rights. While the First Amendment provides powerful ammunition to advertisers and publishers in court, if the challenge succeeds, […]

• In California, give booze to under 21, now you can be sued

In California, give booze to under 21, now you can be sued

Party hosts now face the threat of a civil lawsuit if they provide alcoholic beverages to people under the age of 21. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill into law Wednesday that would allow adults to be sued if they serve alcohol to people under the legal drinking age who are subsequently injured or killed […]