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Beer fridge gives free brews to Canadian Olympians at Sochi
Fox News ^ | February 12, 2014 | Fox News

Posted on 02/12/2014 12:17:20 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian

Molson Coors wants to give its fellow Canadians competing at the Olympics a special edge.

A beer fridge has reportedly been installed in Team Canada Olympic House in Sochi, fully stocked with free beer. All the Olympians need to do is have their passports.


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TOPICS: Food; Music/Entertainment; Sports
KEYWORDS: beer; canada; olympics; patriotism
Do they serve quarts? YES THEY DO!

Sorry, my American friends, this beer fridge only opens by scanning for the Canadian government seal and the word 'Canada'. To ensure adequate supply, these guys are not at the games:

1 posted on 02/12/2014 12:17:20 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
Koo loo koo koo, koo loo koo koo!

Take off, eh!

2 posted on 02/12/2014 12:20:54 PM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Smart move before meeting in an event with the opposing team, invite them over for some free beers.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 12:21:51 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec

Especially if the other team is used to American-style beer
(3% alcohol). Canadian beer is 5%.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 12:28:02 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

rotflmao


5 posted on 02/12/2014 12:28:16 PM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

6 posted on 02/12/2014 12:29:33 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: PoloSec

are we sure the Russians aren’t the ones behind this?


7 posted on 02/12/2014 12:29:40 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: tgusa

Watch. The Russians are gonna hack the scanner...


8 posted on 02/12/2014 12:29:45 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Which means, of course, that the Canucks are a shoe-in for the Gold medal, eh?

9 posted on 02/12/2014 12:29:48 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Only near-beer is served at the events.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 12:31:10 PM PST by AU72
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
Especially if the other team is used to American-style beer (3% alcohol). Canadian beer is 5%.

Not generally true. Coors (when it was U.S. only) went all the way up to the Supreme Court so they could put the alcoholic content on the label. Budweiser for instance, is 5% even.
11 posted on 02/12/2014 12:40:05 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: AU72
In Canada, Molson Canadian is 5% alcohol. The last time I had a beer Stateside, more than 20 years ago, Molson products were 3%. I cannot imagine that they would serve near-beer Canadian from that fridge.

I've heard some very raunchy stories about the carryings on in the Olympic Village after the Games. After the stress of at least four years of heavy training and competiting against the best, these young folks need to release that stress. Many will release it through a big party when they are finished. Where there is a will, there is a way. If the athletes want alcohol, they'll find it somewhere!

12 posted on 02/12/2014 12:47:55 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: Dr. Sivana

It’s been 25 years since I was last partying Stateside. At the time, in upper NYS, beer was only 3%, or at least any beer that I had. Is alcohol % governed by State law, or has the content increased over the years?


13 posted on 02/12/2014 12:52:13 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

I suppose you’re excluding American Pale Ales?


14 posted on 02/12/2014 12:52:28 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: longfellowsmuse
are we sure the Russians aren’t the ones behind this?

Nope. According to a recent Wall Street Journal story, the Sochi area is pretty much dry. No beer. Very little vodka. The Russians are afraid people will get drunk and run amuk like they did in Vancouver.

15 posted on 02/12/2014 12:54:52 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
A number of southern states had 3.2% laws, mainly for sale to 'tweeners (18-21). According to http://wineandjurisprudence.org/the-legacy-of-3-2-beer/ Utah (Mormons) and Colorado (?!) still have laws about this.

However, in upstate NY at the time you describe, Genessee was the main "local" beer, and that was NOT weak. Others, like Utica Club and Ortleib's were. And of course, Canadian Beers were popular in the area at the time, and Rolling Rock (also not weak) and Stroh's were common.
16 posted on 02/12/2014 1:02:14 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: Gene Eric
I suppose you’re excluding American Pale Ales?

Alexander Keith brews a terrific IPA. Hard to get in the U.S. though.

17 posted on 02/12/2014 1:03:35 PM PST by Lower Deck
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To: tgusa
It's all a plot by CSIS, to ensnare other countries' athletes. First, we put a Tim Hortons on the base in Kandahar, at Fort Knox and at NS Norfolk, to get your military hooked on Tim's coffee. Now we've put a beer fridge in the Athletes' Village that offers only Molson Canadian, to get other countries' athletes hooked on high-test beer.

Sneaky, unassuming Canadians!

</sarc>

18 posted on 02/12/2014 1:06:51 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

That what I don’t understand they ban booze at Olympics what up with that


19 posted on 02/12/2014 1:11:06 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

The IPA’s and Ales my kids brew are usually between 8-11%.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 1:12:39 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

hussein is taking notes with his super duper pen and calling NSA on his equally super duper phone.


21 posted on 02/12/2014 1:14:37 PM PST by bgill
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To: Dr. Sivana
Perhaps it was the nature of the town. Alexandria Bay, New York was a town of 1,800 in the winter, but expanded to perhaps 7,500 during the spring and summer. To keep a lid on all the kids coming from the Canadian side on long weekends, perhaps the bars stocked 'low-test'. Don't know. I do recall one brand, usually bought from stores on the 'blue' docks, called 'America's Best' I believe. It was bought certainly not for taste, but for price, the cheapest available. Such things happen when you are an early 20-something!
22 posted on 02/12/2014 1:15:32 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
“The curlers cleaned out all the beer again!”
23 posted on 02/12/2014 1:17:49 PM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Explains why the Canucks are kicking our ass in Sochi.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 1:17:52 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

See post 18, its worse than you think!

</sarc>


25 posted on 02/12/2014 1:19:54 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

My mother was Canadian, do I qualify?


26 posted on 02/12/2014 1:21:13 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

If you have a Canadian passport, tix to Sochi and can talk your way past the Russian security, you qualify!

Might be cheaper to go to your local beer store, though not quite the same adventure.


27 posted on 02/12/2014 1:27:16 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

28 posted on 02/12/2014 1:32:25 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Progov

Yep, by law you’re a Canadian citizen so you can get a passport.


29 posted on 02/12/2014 1:33:22 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: dfwgator

I do hope McKenzie brothers are not there eh LOL!


30 posted on 02/12/2014 1:51:00 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

A beer a day is good for you!


31 posted on 02/12/2014 1:57:23 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

And in exchange we got Justin Bieber.

I think we got hosed.


32 posted on 02/12/2014 1:59:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

that was no trade

We got kill in that deal LOL!!


33 posted on 02/12/2014 2:07:27 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian; Squawk 8888

In a completely unrelated story, thefts of Canadian passports have increased 1000%


34 posted on 02/12/2014 3:13:58 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dfwgator
You gets the good with the bad. You got Lorne Green and Paul Anka and more recently, this lady:

Unfortunately, she now lives in Switzeland with a new Swiss hubby.

Remember that we got too many draft dodgers in the '60s, 70s, and from the Iraq war. It is unfortunate that the 'bieber is on stune', but there is no 'satisfaction guaranteed' policy. Knowing what we know of 0.00, he is not likely to request deportation.

35 posted on 02/12/2014 3:34:18 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: Lower Deck

Not familiar with that one, but there’s an abundance of great craft beers here in the US.


36 posted on 02/12/2014 3:46:48 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Hair of the Dog Dave at 29% ABV is the highest in the US. Others: Sam Adams Utopias 27%, Dogfish Head 120 Minute 21%. All brewed in the U.S.


37 posted on 02/12/2014 4:44:58 PM PST by Hotmetal
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