|Are You In The 5% Group?
Sixty-four percent of U.S. adults say they "have
occasion to use alcoholic beverages," whereas
36% identify as total abstainers.
The current percentage of drinkers among the
general population is similar to the 63% average
across Gallup's long-term trend, which started in
1939. However, in the three-quarters of a
century Gallup has tracked this, self-reported
drinking has been as low as 55% in 1958, and as
high as 71% in the mid- to late 1970s. By
contrast, since 1997, the percentage of drinkers
has narrowly ranged between 60% and 67%.
Forty- Four percents of adults interviewed said
Sunday was the one day of the week they were
the most likely to have an alcoholic drink; 40%,
picked Saturdays, Tuesday came in at 27%,
followed by Thursdays (30%) and Wednesdays
(31%). Several of those interviewed said they
usually had a drink on any day ending in "y".
According to Gallup the average amount of
drinks consumed by an individual in a typical
week was 4.1. This includes 35% who had no
drinks in the past week, and 50% who had
between one and seven drinks. The average is
pushed higher by the 9% who had between eight
and 19 drinks, and the 5% who had 20 or more.
Wine continues to be the top choice for women,
at 46%. Among men, wine (17%) trails both
beer (57%) and liquor (20%). Wine beats beer
among those 55 and older while the plurality of
18- to 34-year-olds (48%) and those aged 35 to
54 (43%) prefer beer.
|You don't say.....
Guinness distinctive taste is thanks to the decision to
include some unmalted barley in the recipe to save money.
Malted barley was taxed while unmalted barley wasn't.
Hops need to be planted at least one to two years ahead of
actually making their way to brewers, because growers need
time to plant and cultivate the necessary acreage. Those
deals are handled by contract between brewers and growers.
The recently concluded World Cup spawned many rivalries
off the pitch as well as on. Check out this battle:
Brazilian Cocktail vs. German Geer
Scientists at UCLA found that giving small amounts of
alcohol to worms used in anti-aging studies doubled
their life spans. The report however did not mention
what brand of beer they were given. Hopefully not Bud.
You be the judge in this trademark lawsuit involving a
brewery. The defendant is a DUI attorney using an allegedly
confusingly similar logo. Plaintiff, the Full Sail Brewing
Company has been selling beer under the trademark
SESSION, including a distinctive shield logo trademark.
Defendant is an Atlanta, Georgia-based DUI attorney that
has been using a similar logo to promote his legal services to
“beer drinkers.”Note that Defendant has been using the logo
on paper bags “designed and distributed for the express
purpose of holding a can or bottle of beer.”
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The Guinness Book of Records not longer accepts
drinking records. Some say that's due to pressure from
Neo-prohibitionists which Guinness strongly denies.
You can tell how alcoholic your beer is from how things
float in it. The denser the beer, the less alcohol it contains. A
hydrometer is used to calculate the density and alcohol level.
|Ya gotta love these guys
“"If I ever go missing I want my picture on beer
cans rather than milk cartons. That way at least
my friends will know I'm missing.".”
"Most people hate the taste of beer to begin with.
It is, however, a prejudice that many have been
able to overcome.”
“I've always thought why no one has made a
women's perfume to smell like beer. I know
that would turn me on..”
"Give a man a beer, he'll drink for the day. Teach a
man to brew, he'll be drunk the rest of his life.”
“You sit back in the darkness, nursing your beer,
breathing in that ineffable aroma of the old-time
saloon: dark wood, spilled beer, good cigars,
and ancient whiskey - the sacred incense of
the drinking man..”
Actually, I'm a drinker with writing problems
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