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  • Here comes the bride. And she brought beer! (She's a Pig Midwife)

    05/16/2012 9:34:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies ^ | 15/05/2012
    THEY do things different across the ditch. It's a crazy story so here are the details: Kiwi pig midwife - it's a thing - embraces Dutch courage, in the form of a beer, for a bride competition. These are facts. But it wasn't all fun and games; the Taranaki Daily News found itself caught up in a storm of controversy over its decision to publish the photo of the beer-swilling bride on its frontpage. We can't publish the photo here, so click here to see what we're talking about Katrina Hayman, 33, caught the attention of the Long White Cloud...

    05/13/2012 2:00:03 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 150 replies
    Anyone notice Guinness tastes different? It seems to me when they stopped using the "widget" in their bottles, the flavor changed. It now has a slightly sour aftertaste. A year ago or so I was asked to leave an irish pub when I got into a huge argument with the bartender. I told them their Guinness keg was crap after taking one sip of a draw and I told them I wanted my money back. They gave me my money and I was escorted out. But now I tasted guinness(bottles) last friday for the first time in a year and...
  • They might Be The toughest drinkers in Britain but they are not the worst educated….

    04/16/2012 1:00:40 PM PDT · by sussex · 5 replies
    The Aged ^ | 16.04.12 | The Aged P
    So I doubt that, if I had lived in Bolton, I would have gone within a quarter mile of “The Flying Shuttle”, described by the Daily Mail as probably the “toughest pub” in Britain. It appeared to be open all the time, in defiance of the licensing laws, not because the landlord held an open house but simply because the bar staff were too frightened to call time. In the end it took thirteen police officers to close it down and even then there was a mini riot.
  • Flailing Anheuser-Busch Tries New Beers, Intimidation

    03/29/2012 9:43:21 AM PDT · by B Knotts · 111 replies
    Newser ^ | 3/29/2012 | Kevin Spak
    (NEWSER) – Anheuser-Busch InBev is desperate to turn its sales around. Sure, it's still the biggest beer company in the US, but shipments have fallen for three straight years, thanks to the growing popularity of small, independent craft brewers. But this year Budweiser's got a plan, president of North American operations Luiz Edmond tells the Wall Street Journal: It's going to produce more beers, while leaning on distributors not to carry the competition. Anheuser will introduce 19 new products this year, its biggest rollout since the InBev merger. Some will aim to compete in the craft market, like additions to...
  • These Are The Places In America Where Alcohol Is Still Banned (Ghosts Of Prohibition)

    03/24/2012 8:56:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 100 replies · 2+ views
    IO9 ^ | March 23, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    These are the places in America where alcohol is still banned The year was 1933. America's fourteen-year experiment in sobriety was over; the federally mandated ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol had been lifted. All across the U.S., people welcomed the repeal of prohibition with open arms and flowing taps. Or rather, most of them did. Meet the counties where America's "noble experiment" never died. When prohibition lifted almost eighty years ago, many communities (particularly in the Bible Belt) voted to keep alcohol bans in place at the local level. Today, there are still more than 200 "dry"...
  • Government's Pot of Gold Grows on St. Patrick's Day

    03/16/2012 7:43:47 AM PDT · by 92nina
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-03-13 | [Staff]
    St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by an estimated 127.5 million people in the United States, all of whom must first pay a heavy price to government for partaking in the Irish revelry. This year, the cost of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is driven up by government by 29.9 percent. Every tradition of the holiday carries a reminder that taxpayers’ luck has run out when it comes to the cost of government: Religious practices, parades, beverages consumed, decorations hung, special meals made and celebratory clothing donned are all targets of government taxation. These traditions are all subject to forms of income...
  • Deputies: Drunk woman calls 911 to say she was lost in woods, did not know where to urinate

    03/08/2012 3:15:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    WTSP ^ | March 8, 2012
    Hudson, Fla. -- A woman needing help finding the bathroom is now facing numerous charges. Her first mistake: calling 911 for her restroom emergency. The Pasco Sheriff's Office says 32-year-old Marcia Usher placed the 911 call Wednesday night, saying she was lost in the woods and didn't know where she should urinate.
  • Merkel Gets Beer Shower

    03/07/2012 12:34:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Local ^ | 27 Feb 12
    An unremarkable party meeting for German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week has turned into an internet sensation after a waiter dropped five glasses of beer down her back – and the whole thing was caught on video. Nuke shutdown costs energy giant €1 billion (6 Mar 12) The waiter, identified by the German press as Martin D., said he could not stop himself shouting out a profanity as the glasses slipped off his tray, pouring beer down the back of the country’s leader. “A colleague should have brought her the beer. But she was so nervous, she asked me to...
  • Time to Scotch Michigan’s Wholesale Alcohol Monopolies

    03/07/2012 7:48:15 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/7/2012 | Michael LaFaive
    State policymakers will reform Michigan’s antiquated alcohol regulations this year if Gov. Rick Snyder adopts ideas submitted by a liquor reform advisory panel he created months ago. Change is certainly needed; in particular, the state effectively grants monopolies to a few lucky private, for-profit beer and wine wholesalers. These regulatory privileges should be struck from state law in the name of fairness and competition. A basic principle of economic theory is that competition — or the threat of competition — is good for consumers. Monopolies facing no such threat are generally bad. Recent Mackinac Center for Public Policy research suggests...
  • "Homer Simpson's" Favorite Beer Goes on Sale in Britain

    02/23/2012 2:48:25 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 11 replies ^ |
    A beer drank by "The Simpsons" character Homer has gone on sale in Britain. The brewer states: "The legendary Duff Beer is a premier German pilsner that poses a crisp, light, refreshing taste along with iconic packaging..."
  • Pliny time again: Beer fans to line up for Santa Rosa brewery's once-a-year ale

    02/03/2012 3:13:42 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | Updated 2/3/12 | DEREK MOORE
    The kid is back in town. That means long lines outside Russian River Brewing Co.'s downtown Santa Rosa brew pub on Friday and lots of voice mail messages on brewer Al Gorton's phone. “I get a lot of friends this time of year,” Gorton said Thursday at the company's south Santa Rosa production facility. Gorton was in the process of filling kegs with Pliny the Younger, a Triple IPA (India Pale Ale) that is so popular with beer aficionados that people come from all over just to sample it. Last year, that included beer enthusiasts from Japan and Denmark, said...
  • The fermented cereal beverage of the Sumerians may not have been beer

    01/20/2012 5:10:16 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies · 1+ views
    PHYSorg ^ | January 17, 2012 | unattributed
    This has cast doubt on the popular theory that Mesopotamian brewers used to crumble flat bread made from barley or emmer into their mash. The so-called "bappir" (Sumerian for "beer bread") is never counted as bread in the administrative texts, but in measuring units, like coarsely ground barley. Damerow also points out that the high degree of standardisation, which meant that the quantities of raw materials allocated to the brewers by the central administration remained exactly the same over long periods, sometimes even decades, makes it difficult to base any recipes on them. According to Damerow, even the "Hymn of...
  • Women to Worship Goddess of Beer

    08/06/2002 3:44:52 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 25 replies · 473+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Tuesday, August 6, 2002 | Reuters
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. LONDON (Reuters) - British beer lovers have enlisted the support of a Sumerian goddess in their efforts to shake off the masculine image of their favorite tipple. Fed up with the drink's beer bellied image, the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) said on Tuesday it had adopted the goddess Ninkasi -- said to have created a recipe for beer 4,000 years ago -- as patron in a bid to attract more women to the pumps. "We think real British beer is something to be proud of and it should be marketed...
  • Brewers concoct ancient Egyptian ale.

    08/11/2002 3:28:50 PM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies · 347+ views
    BBC News ^ | Saturday, 3 August, 2002, 10:06 GMT 11:06 UK | Editorial Staff
    Saturday, 3 August, 2002, 10:06 GMT 11:06 UK Brewers concoct ancient Egyptian ale Did King Tut sup on the Old Kingdom recipe? A Japanese beer maker has taken a 4,400-year-old recipe from Egyptian hieroglyphics and produced what it claims is a brew fit for the Pharaohs. The Kirin Brewery Co. has called the concoction Old Kingdom Beer. It has no froth, is the colour of dark tea and carries an alcohol content of 10% - about double most contemporary beers. Sakuji Yoshimura, an Egyptologist at Waseda University in Tokyo, helped transcribe the recipe from Egyptian wall paintings. Kirin spokesman Takaomi...
  • 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Beer

    01/14/2012 7:20:30 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 44 replies · 4+ views
    Yahoo Health ^ | January 9, 2012 | Lisa Collier Cool
    Beer drinkers rejoice: Your favorite brew may be healthier than you think. For years, wine drinkers have indulged without guilt, reveling in the news that red wine can help protect against heart disease. Recent research shows that beer can also be good for what ails you, from reducing risk for broken bones to helping warding off diabetes and mental decline. It can even increase longevity, a large study suggests. However, the key to tapping into beer’s benefits is moderation, meaning just one 12-ounce beer per day for women and two for men. Heavy drinking ups the threat of liver damage,...
  • Deputies: Man Orders Beer, Robs Bank, Returns to Beer

    12/23/2011 1:39:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    WTSP ^ | Friday, December 23rd, 2011 | Christopher Collette
    Perhaps he just needed some money to pay his tab. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says a man robbed a bank in between trips to a bar. Deputies say they got a call around 1:42 Thursday afternoon of a man robbing the Wells Fargo Bank located at 8994 State Road 52. About 10 minutes later, they encountered a man who fit the robber's description a few doors down at the Hayloft Bar. A bartender told deputies the man ordered a beer, disappeared for about 30 minutes, and then returned to his drink. Deputies arrested 52-year-old John Robin Whittle on one...
  • Hand Wringing Over Liquor Reforms

    12/20/2011 11:08:45 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/18/2011 | Michael LaFaive
    The Detroit News this morning published a story about the possibility of reforming the Michigan Liquor Control Code and its related rules. The author correctly notes that some groups and residents in Michigan are “on edge” over what the reforms may bring. One of those quoted, Mike Tobias of the group Michigan Alcohol Policy Promoting Health & Safety, argued that “We (Michigan) have plenty of liquor licenses and plenty of beverages sold over the counter. We know that the more alcohol outlets there are, the more alcohol-related problems and harm there is.” There are two problems with this quote. First,...
  • Announcement To The World, I'm Pro-Choice

    12/17/2011 2:23:43 AM PST · by Stanwood_Dave · 14 replies
    Friday, December 16, 2011 | David Peter Guadalupe, a.k.a. Stanwooddave
    I've decided that now is the time to speak to one & all.
  • Adele's Contract: "North American Beer is Not Acceptable"

    12/06/2011 2:53:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011 | Greg Wilson
    Rolling in the Deep" singer's no Jane SixpackSome singers' contracts stipulate that the red jelly beans have to be removed. Adele's backstage rider says keep the American beer away from her. In her boilerplate contract, the British singer goes out of her way to diss stateside suds. She must have 12 bottles of beer on her bus, but it can't be just any beer. It must be the "best quality European lager beer." Beck's, Stella Artois, Peroni, the pact suggests helpfully. Then, for the band's and crew's buses, only "good quality local lager" is acceptable. "NOT Budweiser, Miller or similar...
  • Alaska man stranded in snow 3 days survives on frozen beer

    12/03/2011 7:29:12 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 79 replies
    Clifton Vial, 52, climbed into the cab of his Toyota Tacoma on Monday night in Nome to see how far a road winding to the north would take him. More than 40 miles out of town, at about 9:30 that night, he found out. As Pink Floyd's "Echoes" played on the stereo and temperature dipped well below zero in the darkness, Vial's pickup plunged into a snowdrift. "I made an attempt at digging myself out and realized how badly I was stuck," Vial told The Anchorage Daily News. He was wearing tennis shoes, jeans and a $30 jacket from Sears....