Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's OK to Cry Over Spilled Beer

It's been a long couple of days for the men and women responsible for getting beer from the brewery to the local grocers and taverns. 

On Monday, a Budweiser tractor trailer overturned outside Atlanta, GA.  The combined weight of the truck, including the beer and the driver, was 80,000 lbs.  Video apparently shows "amber-colored liquid leaking from the back of the truck and saturating the hot pavement of Interstate 285."  No injuries were reported and it's not clear what type of beer was involved in the incident.

Yesterday, a truck carrying 1,200 cases of beer overturned on I-94 near Chicago, IL.  According to one report "[t]he truck struck a guardrail and a concrete bridge support before rolling over at about 3:15 a.m."  The good news is the driver suffered only minor injuries and the beer was Miller Lite. (Image below from WGN-TV.)


Freddy said...
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Freddy said...

I heard through the grapevine that the truck with the unknown beer truck was headed to a super secret beer geek show and tell and it was loaded with Westy, Chocolate Rain, Pliny the Younger and an entire set of Stone Vertical.

jerome said...

Freddy just broke my heart in two ways. First, because of the beers that may have been spilled. Second, that we were not invited to the super double top secret beer geek show.

Kristen said...

I'm with Jerry on this. Sad not to receive an invitation. I did set up a beergeekery list on Twitter though. Maybe that will increase my chances in the future.