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Beer Sold At Atlanta Sporting Venues Is Not Full Strength

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This might be as important as the game itself (or more so, depending on what team you support). Channel 2 WSB news found that beer being sold at Atlanta sporting events might not have the full amount of alcohol in it. FDA requirements allow for a +/- .3% of what is on the label of beer. The only place you can get that is in a Bud Light at Turner Field, apparently.

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From the report:

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The Sam Adams Boston Lager [at Turner Field] was not legal. It’s supposed to have 4.8% alcohol content. The Turner Field beer registered at 4.4 percent.

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A Yeungling Lager is supposed to have 4.4 percent alcohol content. The one Regan tested [at Gwinnett Arena] came in at 3.1 percent. The Widmer Pale Ale was worse at nearly two percentage points lower. It’s supposed to have 5 percent alcohol. His tested at 3.2 percent.

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Philips Arena had the most draft beer choices with most costing $7.25 a glass. It’s also where testing found some of the lowest alcohol contents.

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Molson Ice is supposed to have 5.6 percent. Regan’s registered a 3.2 percent. The Miller Lite, Bud Lite and Coors Lite all came in much lower than 4.2 percent at 3.1 percent, 3.1% and 2.9 percent respectively.

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Moral of the story? If you’re going to a Thrashers or Hawks game, a big 36oz beer at Gorin’s in the CNN Center goes for $6. Get one. Or if you’re going when an opponent like Detroit comes into town, get there early and get two.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.