“The European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich and the Carlsberg company were sloshed Thursday in an open letter by campaigners opposed to the patenting of plants and animals.” http://www.dw.com/en/carlsberg-urged-by-ngos-to-rethink-beer-ingredient-patents/a-36429622
Someone must have been under the undue influence to decide to allow Heineken and Carlsberg to ‘own’ barley.
“Microbeads and fragments that fish eat typically pass through their bodies and are excreted. But [microplastic] fibres are becoming enmeshed in gastrointestinal tracts of some fish. … There is also a chance that fibres are in drinking water piped from the lakes. … Two dozen varieties of German beer contained microplastics.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/09/great-lakes-plastic-microfibre-pollution-us)
A pint of your finest plastener lager, or Lego Brecks, if you please.
“Whale beer will include, among other things, whale meal.” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2014/01/icelandic-brewery-uses-dead-whales-in-its-beer)
Look out for a Real Whale Festival near you.