mR. bReWski says.......
Abdication Beer

Dutch Brewers have stepped in to celebrate the
man who just became king after a reputedly
boozy time as a student at Leiden university that
earned him the nickname “Prince Pils,’ after the
Pilsner type of lager.  The brewers have
produced a limited edition beer honouring the
new monarch and his abdicating mother, Queen
Beatrix.  The  brew is called “Abdication Beer”,  
has proved so successful that British brewer
Steve Gammage upped his initial production of
1000 litres to 10 000 litres. Not to be outdone,
Royal-themed products have come from many
other manufacturers.  Perhaps the most
unexpected unusual was a manhole cover with a
commemorative drain cover featuring the royal
couple’s silhouette.The company, Aquafix
Milieu, has given a manhole to each of the
Netherlands 408 districts, and one has already
been laid on Amsterdam’s main Dam square.
Tasting Record

A Netherlands pub is now the former holder of
the Guinness World Record for the  largest beer
tasting (267) participants.  The new record
belongs to Hough's Taproom in Pittsburgh with
294 participant.  To qualify each taster is given
four different beers in unmarked bottles to drink
and compare.  Hough's used four brews from
the Flying Dog Brewery in setting the record..
You don't say.....

The first non-alcoholic beer came from ancient Egypt.  A
priestess would create a strong ale, then heat it over a fire.  
The alcohol would burn off, and rise to make the goddess
Hathor very drunk.  The remaining non-alcoholic beer
was sold to the public
Weihenstephan  is the oldest brewery in the world and has
been operating for almost a millennium. The building was
founded in 740 AD as a Benedictine monastery.
It became a brewery in 1040 AD.
In Australia temperance supporters are nicknamed
"wowsers".  H.L. Menken said a "wowser" "is a drab souled
Philistine haunted by the mockery of others' happiness."
In 1815 a wounded soldier at Waterloo famously claimed
"Guinness contributed more than anything else to my
recovery." Competitor Pimms Ale counted by saying
Guinness was mashing Protestant Bibles into their brew.
Jang Gwang Ho, a senior North Korea official recently said
that many North Koreans over 60 years old drink up to 30
bottles of beer in an evening. (Caveat: he also said  Kim Jong
hit 11 holes in one in his the first time on a golf course.

Oregon really loves yeast. The state has started the process
of naming the beer yeast strain, Saccharomyces cerevisiae,
as the official state microbe. To no one surprise, they will be
the first and only US state with an official microbe.
Ya gotta love these guys
Stephen Wright
"If you give a man a fish you will have kept him
from hunger for a day. If you teach a man to fish
he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day."

Tom Waits
"I don't have a drinking problem,
except when I can't get a drink."

Ron White
"I had the right to remain silent.......but after too
many beers I didn't have the ability"
Dean Martin
“He makes Martinis just the way I like them....
full of alcohol..”

George Goebel
"I've never been drunk, but
often I've been over served."

Henny Youngman
"A drunk was in front of a judge. The judge says
"You've been brought here for drinking." The
drunk says "Okay, let's get started."
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