One company is specifically making bad-tasting beer

Agriculture

I’m Clinton Griffiths with today’s AgDay Minute.

U.S. restaurants are finally starting to bounce back. It’s reported sales at bars and restaurants rose more than 13-percent last month compared with February. And now restaurants are trying to find employees to serve all those customers. The Wal Street Journal reporting restaurants say they can’t hire enough workers to staff kitchens and dining rooms. Many are offering incentives. Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering free college tuition to employees who work at least 15- hours a week after four months on the job.

And you may not want to buy much of this, beer maker Fat-Tire releasing “Torched Earth Ale”. and according to taste testers…it’s absolutely terrible. The company says that’s on purpose…as it’s trying to make a point about farming in a changing climate. Fat Tire says it’s made with low-quality ingredients…including hop extracts and dandelions. Things the beer maker says they might have to use someday if the environment changes enough to limit production.

And check out the latest find by Texas Customs and Border Protection officers. That’s more than 4-million dollars worth of what’s believed to be meth hidden amongst pickles. Officers report finding the drugs in a tractor-trailer, later tweeting a picture of it cal ing it “funky pickles”. The case is still under investigation.

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