Posted Dec 31, 2008 in Beer, Beer and Health, Beer Humor, Beer Places, Breweries, Cooking with Beer, Coolness, Goings on, In the news, Rants, Science, Weird/Odd
Just kidding! Who in the world has time for a “Year in Review?” Not us and especially not when you need beer. And, believe us when we say, you people require a lot of beer. Especially during the holidays. Perhaps you’ve stopped by and witnessed one of us prancing over boxes and people like graceful gazzelles—ok, truth be told, not graceful. We’ve both got some war wounds from running into/over/under things in the past week while trying to procure beer, boxes, or both, but we are grateful you keep coming in, because unlike Michigan, Asheville loves its beer and won’t compromise on that. Bravo!
Open beer skate, anyone?
Ah, Germany. You couldn’t accept that Oktoberfest was your way to one-up the world. Now you’ve gone and created the beer lake. If you could replicate the beer lake during Oktoberfest, then you win, hands down.
An unwanted experience
Some might like it, but this is one experience we could do without. Oh, and don’t miss the caption: “An actor explains the brewing process while stirring a steaming cauldron full of “wort”—the mash that is mixed with yhttp://www.clipart.com/east before beer is fermented.” Stay classy, Amsterdam!
No more beer with “brekky” in Oz
As of Wednesday, Queenslanders can no longer have a brew with breakfast. Instead of starting the taps at 9 a.m., hardcore beer and breakfast folks will have to wait until 10 a.m.—one entire hour later. Geez, that wait has got to kill you, right? George the Bastard is now even happier he lives in the States.
Brats and feta?
Oh, hell yeah! Sounds delish. Why do they never make a beer style suggestion in recipes? Again, it’s the arbitrary “one bottle of ale.”
We’re pretty sure this won’t cure anyone. So, please don’t stop treatment and start frying up steaks in beer non-stop. But overall, it is pretty interesting and scientific. … Oh, wait. Crap.
The 1000+ laid-off ABInBev workers
Folks gave free beer and job-seeking advice to those left behind. (pun intended) What we love most about this story is that many of the laid-off workers drank Schlafly’s, a nifty little St. Louis craft brewer. Will the St. Louis brewing tradition be upheld and rebuilt in the shadow of misfortune? Let’s hope so!
Happy New Year, everyone! Cheers!