Costco discontinues Kirkland Signature Light Beer

Bad news, frat boys. Costco has stopped selling its Kirkland Signature Light Beer, a longtime staple of low-budget parties. On Dec. 12, The Takeout broke the news that the wholesale superstore had discontinued the beverage, which had long been chastised by critics as having the smell and taste of "urine." Though Costco representatives did not immediately … Continue reading “Costco discontinues Kirkland Signature Light Beer”

Bad news, frat boys. Costco has stopped selling its Kirkland Signature Light Beer, a longtime staple of low-budget parties.

On Dec. 12, The Takeout broke the news that the wholesale superstore had discontinued the beverage, which had long been chastised by critics as having the smell and taste of "urine."

Though Costco representatives did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment, a spokesperson did confirm to Business Insider that the infamous brew had indeed been discontinued.

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As noted by the outlet, the beer became a popular party choice for its appealing price tag, as customers could purchase Kirkland Signature Light Beer in a 48-pack for just $22 — or less than $0.50 per can.

Twitter users, meanwhile, largely lamented the news but some heralded the discontinuation as the end of an era.

“Dude, I am so, so sorry,” one Twittizen wrote to a friend of the news.

“Rest In Peace to a real one,” another agreed.

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“Costco stopping sales of Kirkland light beer is like McDonalds not giving toys with the happy meals. THIS. IS. ANARCHY,” one fan exclaimed.

“thx for the mems” another mused.

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter at @JaninePuhak

Your preferred beer reveals your personality traits, study claims

If you're staying in this Saturday, you enjoy a good documentary, and you value arts over sports, then chances are you're an ale drinker, according to new research.

A new study of 1,000 beer drinkers found that the type of beer you prefer may actually reveal a lot more than you think about your personality.

The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Founders Brewing Company, pitted the two factions of beer against each other and found that lager drinkers — or easygoing beer drinkers who prefer something less hoppy — also tend to be more goal-oriented and sociable.

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Lager drinkers are more likely to describe their ideal Saturday night as going out with friends, while ale drinkers lean more towards curling up on the couch and hanging out with Netflix.

You’ve been meaning to catch up on "Sabrina," after all. (iStock)

Interestingly, lager drinkers report higher stress levels than ale drinkers, which may be because they report being more likely to work hard and show up on time for work.

But despite that, ale drinkers are the more likely bunch to say they’re happy with their job and leading a fulfilling life, overall.

Lager lovers also tend to spend more time worrying about their future than their easygoing ale-admiring counterparts, but they are more confident and more likely to love meeting new people.

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But no matter what they prefer, beer drinkers tend to be a bit set in their ways, as the average beer drinker hasn’t switched up their favorite beer in four years. Not only that, over one in three beer drinkers (36 percent) say they’re intimidated by craft beers.

“Our portfolio has a little something for everyone, especially the lager and ale lovers, and we hope to break down any resistance to trying new flavors, types and experiences with the right beer in hand,” said Mike Stevens, CEO of Founders.

In addition to discovering the differences between lager and ale drinkers, the study also went on to unveil some rather interesting habits of beer drinkers.

For example, the survey revealed that ‘Beer o’clock’ — officially the best time to have a beer — is exactly 6:31 p.m. on a Friday. And, yes, taste really matters. More people are in it for the taste than you may think: 52 percent rank taste first in making their beer selection.

The survey revealed that ‘Beer o’clock’ — officially the best time to have a beer — is exactly 6:31 p.m. on a Friday. (iStock)

Catching up over a beer is one of American beer drinkers’ favorite pastimes, and the study found that how men and women go about those catch-ups varies quite a bit. For men, 57 percent say their heart-to-hearts with friends over drinks will include talking about the latest sports news, while 46 percent say it also includes talking about movies and TV. For women, on the other hand, 65 percent reported their heart-to-hearts include gossip about friends, with their dating life being the second most popular topic.

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Stevens finds much to relate to in these results: “We encourage all our fans to drink responsibly, but if you’re in the camp that has not changed your beer preference in years it’s time to try something new," he said.

"It’s never been a better time to be a beer lover," added Stevens. "The quality and range of craft beer is so high you’re going to find something you like; whether that’s lager or ale, or an experimental beer like our barrel-aged series, push the boundaries, flex your palate and enjoy the journey.”

MillerCoors surprises 101-year-old WWII veteran with fridge full of Coors Light, trip to Colorado

The celebration continues.

Last week, Andrew E. Slavonic turned 101. The World War II Air Force veteran credited his long life to his daily Coors Light habit.

“Around 4:00 p.m., he tells me that it is 4:00 p.m., and it is time for our beer,” his son, Bob Slavonic, said to Fox News.

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Andrew’s story quickly went viral, grabbing the attention of MillerCoors – the company that makes Coors Light.

“We got to have the one at 4 o’clock. That’s the most important one,” Andrew said of his daily beer. (MillerCoors)

Once the established beer company heard about Andrew’s enthusiasm for the brew, MillerCoors headed out to McMurray, Penn., to deliver a belated birthday present: a Coors Light branded fridge, completely stocked with – you guessed it – Coors Light.

“On behalf of the entire Coors Light family, we wanted to wish you a Happy 101st Birthday. We wanted to personally thank you for your years of service and being a lifelong fan of Coors Light. We completely agree with your son’s statement – ‘The bluer the mountains are on the can, the better,’” a letter from the company read.

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As part of their gift, MillerCoors also gave Andrew hats, pullovers and sweatshirts for himself and his family.

Bob told Fox News his dad was shocked by the attention – but happy.

“The look on his face was absolutely priceless,” Bob said.

“I think that this is a once in a lifetime experience,” Bob said of his dad’s internet fame. (MillerCoors)

However, the company wasn’t done with its gifts – MillerCoors announced they would be flying Andrew and Bob to the headquarters in Golden, Colo.

“On behalf of the entire Coors Family, we would like to fly you and your son Bob out to our hometown Golden, Colorado, to take a tour of our brewery. We will see you in the Rockies!” the company said in a statement to Fox News.

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“I think that this is a once in a lifetime experience,” Bob said of his dad’s internet fame.

Andrew, who used to drink Coors, switched over to the lighter beer 15 years ago and has been drinking every day at 4 p.m. since.

“We got to have the one at 4 o’clock. That’s the most important one,” Andrew said.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

Beer delivery man ran off with truck full of beer, police say

A delivery driver sent to pick up a load of beer never returned with the alcohol, authorities say.

Jose Jesus Rodriguez was hired by a Turlock-based delivery company to drive a truck to Van Nuys and pick up the kegs, NBC 4 reports.

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The owner of the company contacted Los Angeles police Friday to report that Rodriguez hadn’t returned with the product. Over the weekend, he received multiple text messages from Rodriguez, though the truck and beer were still missing.

On Sunday, detectives discovered the truck in West San Fernando Valley with the beer still inside, though Rodriguez had yet to be located as of Wednesday, according to the LAPD.

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The delivery driver is described as a five-foot-seven Hispanic male weighing approximately 200 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. The LAPD are asking anyone with information to contact them or submit anonymous tips through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPSor at lacrimestoppers.org.

101-year-old WWII veteran credits longevity to daily Coors Light

Forget green juices and turmeric smoothies — one man credits his longevity to a different kind of beverage.

Andrew E. Slavonic, who celebrated his 101st birthday on Dec. 1 with his family and friends in McMurray, Penn., has been drinking one Coors Light every day at 4 p.m. for the past 15 years.

“In 1996, he actually started drinking regular Coors beer,” Andrew’s son, Bob Slavonic, told Fox News. “He switched to Coors Light beer about 15 years ago. I think I am the one to blame for the switch because that is all that I have been drinking for about the past 25 years.”

(Bob Slavonic)

Andrew said he and his dad prefer the lighter taste of the brew.

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The centenarian, who cooks for himself and reads the news every day, is still spry — which he also credits to his daily habit.

“He gets up at 8:30 every day and gets dressed and goes into the kitchen ready to cook his own breakfast,” Bob said of his father. “Later, after he makes his own lunch, he goes into his home office and reads through the daily newspaper.” Andrew reads his mail and paper on a large magnifying screen given to him by the VA.

“Around 4:00 p.m., he tells me that it is 4:00 p.m., and it is time for our beer,” Bob said. “He gets his Coors Light from the garage beer fridge and enjoys a nice cold one.”

“The bluer the mountains are on the can, the better,” Bob added.

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Andrew, a WWII Air Force Veteran, served as a nose gunner on the B24 Liberator and top turret gunner on the B17 Flying Fortress. He also trained new pilots that were transitioning from 2-engine to 4-engine planes during the war. And he still tries to be as independent as possible.

Bob noted his father has macular degeneration, but until he moved back in with him in 2016, Andrew was still cutting 0.6 acres of grass by himself and shoveling snow off his long driveway in the winter.

(Bob Slavonic)

“But now I do all of that for him,” Bob said. “The move was well worth it since I am here with him. I would not miss it for the world!”

Bob said he has reached out to MillerCoors to tell them about his father’s fandom, but has not yet heard back.

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Andrew is not the only elderly fan of the beer company — 100-year-old Clotilda Kort chalks up her longevity to her daily Miller 64 ritual, enjoying the brew each day at 2 p.m.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

Massachusetts beer writer pens last column to give himself ‘chance to live’

A local Massachusets beer writer who has penned the "Beer Nut" column for more than 12 years decided to end it on Wednesday in order to give himself a "chance to live."

Norman Miller said he is finishing the column because of the toll it has taken on his body. He wrote in his last column on Framingham's Metro West Daily News. The city is about 25 miles west of Boston.

"That's not hyperbole, it's the truth. My lifestyle is killing me. I'm middle-aged and obese," Miller wrote. "I need to make changes so I can see 45, let alone 50 or beyond."

"Beer has become more than just a beverage I enjoy, it has become part of my persona. I don't just write the Beer Nut column, I AM the Beer Nut," he wrote. "But, if I want to live, I can't be the Beer Nut anymore. And to be blunt, it sucks."

Miller said he sits down several nights a week and could have five or six beers a sitting.

"I'm getting more calories through beer than food just drinking a few days a week," he wrote.

He said obesity is catching up to him as he is getting older, and that weight has been a lifelong struggle.

He's had to go to the emergency room twice for stomach problems, saying he's not ready to say goodbye to the many people he cares about in his life.

"I want to live to be there for them," he said.

Supporters on social media left comments of encouragement for the writer.

"Norm is more important to the world than BeerNut," @JohnVaudo wrote on Twitter.

Miller plans to continue his regular work on the crime beat, which has been his main beat for the local paper, The Boston Globe reported. He said he also enjoys that, the report said.

Amy Lieu is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.