mR. bReWski says.......
Hello Kitty Beer

Hello Kitty beer is here, at least in Asia.
There are six Hello Kitty beers, which come in
easy-drinking fruit flavors like peach, lemon-
lime, passion fruit, and banana. They have about
half the alcohol content of mainstream American
beers - ranging from 2.3 percent to 2.8 percent.
The beers were introduced in Taiwan, and are
now also available in China, where flavored beer
is a new trend in the market.  Most people say it
tastes like a wine cooler.  Taste however is not a
concern as research shows it sells because of its
light fruity flavors, low alcohol content and cute
cartoon labels,  

In 2010, a Hello Kitty wine hit the American
market, albeit with the tagline, “Our favorite girl
has grown up,” showing the icon in black and
white.  don’t be surprised if the fruit-infused
beer trend doesn’t take hold in America thanks
to the explosion of new shandies, and  the
growing popularity of items like Mike’s Hard
Lemonade, which comes in fruity flavors such
as strawberry lemon and blood orange.
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Before prohibition, California was the country's largest
producer of hops. Today, the majority of American hops are
grown in Washington and Oregon.  Most hops are kilned
after picking to remove moisture. Dried hops last longer and
can be stored more easily and safely. Fresh hops are costly.
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Prohibition in the US was dominated by illegal spirits, not
beers since you could pack a lot more punch in a smaller
container for transport making it easier to deliver and hide
illegal things such as vodka, gin and whiskey.
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The original Oktoberfest beers were brewed in March
(Marzen) and kept in cool cellars or caves. They were
consumed through the summer, and the last of it in
October, when the casks needed to be emptied to make
room for beer made with the fall grain harvest.
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In ancient Egypt, the Nile’s bacteria content was so high
the locals often drank beer instead of water. It could still get
you drunk, of course—it was essentially nourishing
soup with alcohol in it.
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One of the most unique and popular new ways to insure
income for a brewery is to sell "beer shares."  Buyers
commit to a certain amount of beer for a certain amount of
time, and the brewery gets guaranteed cash up front. The
buyer does it since he's guaranteed special limited brews.
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Many think that some of the best beer-making waters
in the world come from Ireland’s mountains. This
water is used to make Guinness.
Ya gotta love these guys
Terry Pratchett,
“I don't think I've drunk enough beer
to understand that.”

Homer Simpson
“Homer no function beer well without.”

Kevin Hearne
“That's right, there's free beer in Irish paradise.
Everyone's jealous.”
Ray Bradbury
“Beer's intellectual. What a shame so
many idiots drink it.”

Dennis Leary
“All men hear is blah, blah, blah, blah, SEX, blah,
blah, blah, FOOD, blah, blah, blah, BEER.”

Thomas Pynchon
“Oh, this beer here is cold, cold and hop-bitter, no
point coming up for air, gulp, till it's all--hahhhh.”
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