Saturday, September 01, 2012

Curved Beer Glasses Cause Faster Drinking

According to research at the University of Bristol, the speed of drinking beer can be affected by what the beer glass looks like. Researchers discovered that if the glass is curved, beer drinkers take about seven minutes to finish their beers, but in a straight glass, it takes on average approximately eleven minutes. Sounds like the glassware at bars may be changing soon. Surprisingly, the same test was done with soft drinks but there was no change in the speed of beverage consumption.

According to a free recently updated list at, there are over dozen publicly traded breweries and beer retailers. In addition, more than half a dozen of the beer stocks pay dividends, ranging up to almost 3%.

One example is Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), which has the memorable stock symbol representing its popular Budweiser brand. It also sells Stella Artois, Beck's, Leffe, Bud Light, Skol, Brahma, Quilmes, Michelob, and many other brands. The stock has a current price to earnings ratio of 20, a forward PE of 14, and a 1.44 PEG. The stock sports a yield of 1.6%.

Another dividend paying brewery is Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP), a Canadian based company that markets the Coors Light, Molson, Carling, Pilsner, Keystone Light, and Granville Island brands. The stock trades at 14 times current earnings and 12 times forward earnings, with a reasonable price to earnings growth ratio of 2.29. In addition, the company pays a decent CD beating yield of 2.9%.

Compania Cerveceras Unidas S.A. (CCU), based in Santiago, Chile, makes and markets beer, wine, and other beverages throughout the countries of Chile and Argentina. Its brands includes Royal Guard; Royal Light; Heineken; Budweiser; and Paulaner. It trades at 16.8 times current earnings, 14.1 times future earnings, and pays a dividend yield of 1.1%.

If you are looking for more beer stock ideas, check out the free list at, which can be updated, sorted, and downloaded.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.


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