|Filthy Water Beer
The Czech president Milos Zeman eulogized his
country’s trademark beverage, while insulting
US beer as “filthy water” during a presidential
business summit in the Central Asian republic of
Kazakhstan. Asked about which beer is the best
in the world, by the longtime Kazakhstan
President Nursultan Nazarbaev, Zeman said:
“We have built several breweries here already.
We might make good planes, cars or other
products, but most importantly, never
forget - Czech beer is the best in the world.”
“No American company that offers some filthy
water instead of beer, can compete with us.”
By Any Other Name
A light ale named “F**king Hell” is so named
because the German word for light is ‘hell’ and it
is brewed in honor of the town of F**king in
Austria. The Trade Marks and Designs
Registration Office of the European Union said
that it had thrown out a complaint since the
word combination "claimed contains no semantic
indication that could refer to a certain person or
group of persons. Nor does it incite a particular
act. It cannot even be understood as an
instruction that the reader should go to hell.”
Town signs are a stolen so often they are now
all anchored with concrete and rivets.
|You don't say.....
In the diamond mines of Sierra Leone gems are tested in
beer. According to British geologists, the visual quality of
diamonds in the above environment become apparent.
To pour a perfect pint of Guinness you need to let it rest for
exactly 119.5 seconds between the first pour and the
top-up — a period called the surge and settle.
Ethanol, the intoxicant in beer, is a powerful antiseptic,
but not a good cold remedy. The optimal blood alcohol
content to kill germs would be more than 60 percent.
Alas, that’d kill you, too. (Fatal alcohol poisoning occurs
between 0.40 and 0.50 percent.)
Historically, brewing beer was always a woman’s job. In
ancient Peru, the breweries were staffed by women of the
elite. The criteria used to choose the women was very strict
- you had to be either of noble birth or extremely beautiful.
F**king, Austria is not the only place where town signs
are regularly stolen by tourists. The eastern German town
of Pissen and the Bavarian towns of Kissing and Petting
also have similar problems.
Alcohol is considered a medication according to a
United States pharmacological directory.
A typical person can metabolize about one drink per
hour. That translates to one shot of vodka, one
beer, or one glass of wine.
|Ya gotta love these guys
"Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink
down all unkindness.”
"I never drink while I'm working, but after a few
glasses of beer I get ideas that would never have
occurred to me dead sober.”
J. B. Burgess
“The beer you like the best should be
the one you drink the most.”
|F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Here's to beer,
the rose colored glasses of life..”
“To a drinker the sensation is real and pure and
akin to something spiritual: you seek;
in the beer bottle, you find. "
P. G. Wodehouse
“The secret of drunkenness is, tht it insulates us in
thought, whilst it unites us in feeling.”
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