Corona Recall Again

On March 10th, Corona issued a recall on 12-pack and 18-pack bottles. The recall is due to having shards of glass in the bottle. They reported that there have been no incidents of anyone swallowing glass according to is a Convenience Store and Fuel News magazine that reports to help business leaders ahead of other convenient stores and petroleum retailing industries.

This happened again back in 2014 with the same issue of glass particles. Even then, there weren’t any accidents or reports of people swallowing glass, but the third party manufacturer of the glass plants are the ones to cause this to happen.

If you have Corona before the recall you can go on to the Corona Website. On there you can identify if your bottle is dangerous by typing in the code that is on the neck of the bottle.

I have never heard of a beer or product doing that for their customers to know where or which bottle could be affected. Smart Corona, I like it.

If no one has reported the glass shards how do they know? Or if this keep occuring why not just stick to can beer?


Shamrock vs. Clover

Guinness got the shamrock wrong.

You might already know the difference, but for those that don’t know the difference between a clover and a shamrock, they may look the same but they are not the same especially for St. Patty’s Day. The clover usually is known to have four leafs and the shamrock is the true Ireland symbol. It strictly has three leaves.

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An ad on Toronto’s subway system shows the Canadian leaf for the March 16th foliage the day before St. Patty’s, and then next to it is a four-leaf clover. People were really shocked that of all brands to get the shamrock wrong was Guinness, an Irish dry stout beer that originated in Dublin.

Gareth O’Connell was the one that told Guinness was very fast to respond and got the sign taken down right away and apologized for the mistake. “It was in the excitement of getting ready for next week.”

The way Guinness handled everything is how it should be when there is a mistake. This is a holiday where everyone is Irish today and a lot of people drink a lot. About 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed for St. Patrick’s Day so Guinness wants to make sure that they don’t offend or piss off their customers by their advertisement.

Don’t Risk It

On Feb. 7, millions of people around the world partied and tuned in to watch the Panthers take on the Broncos in the Super Bowl 50. Or should I say the Broncos take on the Panthers. One of the biggest sporting events of the year where many people drink and eat a lot. According to Mashable and Huffington Post, approximately 325.5 million gallons of beer, 1.3 billion wings, and 29 million pounds of chips were consumed this Super Bowl. With all that said, some didn’t party or tune in for the game, but for its commercials.

Budweiser usually does their ads with cute puppies and horses but that wasn’t pulling in the younger crowd like they needed to. So this year they changed up their campaign called “Simply Put.” Budweiser is standing up against drinking and driving. Their message is simply, that drinking and driving is dangerous and unacceptable.

“Simply Put” stars Helen Mirren, an English actor, who uses the title to talk about anyone who drinks and drives is a “short-sighted, utterly useless, oxygen-wasting, human form of pollution.”

This campaign has pulled in millions of people on Twitter and even other beer brands thanking them for what was said. People want to contribute to this campaign and many other famous people believe this is a great and safe way to start it.

Budweiser has partnered with Twitter and started a new hashtag called #GiveADamn. This campaign will donate $1 to safe driving programs each time it is used. You should give a damn because it could happen to you or someone you love.

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving website, every two minutes a drunk driver injures someone. Don’t let that utterly useless, human form of pollution be you or a loved one. There are different programs like Uber to get you and others home, and save lives.