Are you tired of lugging home heavy bottles of booze from
the liquor store? Do you wish there was a way to whip up a
cocktail as easy as making Kool-Aid? A controversial new
product is here to solve all of your alcohol-related
inconveniences — besides, you know, hangovers.
Palcohol, a powdered alcohol product, has officially been
approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
Now that the approval has finally gone through, Palcohol will
be releasing four varieties: a powdered cosmopolitan,
margarita (called “Powderita”), vodka, and rum, with a
lemon drop flavor to be approved next.
The powdered alcohol will be “sold anywhere that liquor can
be sold,” according to the company’s website — and, of
course, you must be of legal drinking age to buy it.
While some states are attempting to ban the product —
fearing that young people will snort it or spike drinks — a
spokesperson for TTB said, “Potential for abuse isn’t
grounds for us to deny a label.”
We at BeerNexus don’t understand the attempted ban.
Powered isn’t any different than liquid….it’s still sold only at
liquor stores. Young people (any stupid people, really) snort
household chemicals that are available at most stores and
spike drunks anyway with alcohol stolen from the parents or
abuse drugs tfrom their parents medicine cabinet.
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Egypt was likely the first civilization to tax beer. Queen
Cleopatra imposed a tax on beer in order, she claimed, to
discourage public drunkenness.
In the USA taxes on the production, distribution and sale eat
up 40% of the retail price of beer. The federal excise tax is
about 5 cents per drink. The actual tax rate is $18 per barrel
of beer, or 10 cents per ounce of alcohol
Arthur Guinness II – the father of Guinness stout – altered
the family beer recipe to include unmalted roasted barley
instead of black malt since it was not subject to a tax.
At the North America Wife Carrying Championship,
first prize is the wife’s weight in beer and five times
her weight in cash.
Richard Yuengling Jr., owner of Yuengling Brewery is
an official Forbes Billionaire.
Trader Joe’s has issued a recall of its Triple Ginger Brew
“due to unopened bottles potentially bursting,” The beverage
itself doesn’t pose a health risk" said the company.
The trendy way to make sour-tasting beer is in the
kettle. It's quicker, doesn’t require any special equipment
and is less expensive to make than traditionally produced
sours. To many purists however kettle or quick souring
is a bastardization of a noble brew.
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“There comes a time in every woman's life when
the only thing that helps is a shot and a beer.”
“I try to convince myself that it's the beer talking.
But beer can't talk. It just sits there. It can't
even get itself out of the bottle.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Liquor is the chloroform which enables the poor
man to endure the painful operation of living.”
“Beer, taken in sufficient quantities, may produce
all the effects of drunkenness.”
“I ordered a beer and then I ordered another beer,
because why finish one when I can finish two?
“Snow is not microwave friendly. In fact,
snow is not too friendly at all, unless you first
buy it a few beers."
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