Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Beer-loving Aussies are turning to a softer brew

Apparently it's not only American beer that's "like making love in a canoe":

VB, with its distinctive green label, has since 1894 been a staple of hard-drinking backyard barbecues, student revels and football games, not to mention healthy overseas exports.

Now brewer Foster's has decided for the first time to produce the beer in a weaker yellow-label version with 3.5 percent strength, down from 5 percent, as Australians abandon it for scores of more upscale "boutique" or craft beers.

Read the whole story, courtesy of Reuters.

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