|Send Beer Money
Desperate times call for desperate measures – and for one
college student out of beer money a sign captured on ESPN
led to more than 2,000 donations using the person-to-person
payment app Venmo. The sign was captured in the
background of ESPN College Gameday, a pregame show that
broadcasts from a different college campus every Saturday
during football season. Fans frequently hold up funny signs
behind the anchor desk.This week's show was at the
University of Tennessee, where intrepid student Sam
Crowder held a sign that said "Hi mom! Send beer money!"
and included his Venmo account handle. Amused viewers
began looking up Crowder and some started chipping in for
a round.Before long Venmo said on Twitter that Crowder had
received 2,000 donations of unreported denominations.
Venmo chipped in $50 as well -- a small price to pay for
the primo free advertising.
Beer Goggles Proven Real
Researchers from the University Hospital of Basel tested 60
healthy men and women who drank alcoholic or non-
alcoholic beer. The team tested what effect brews have on
empathy, sexual arousal and face recognition — results
showed the drinkers got happier,had a greater desire to be
with others after just one pint, and they recognized happy
faces more quickly. Beer also made people- especially
women — less shy about sex. The team said booze hits them
harder because they generally have a greater blood-alcohol
concentration than males do after drinking the same amount.
|You don't say.....
Berliner weisse was once dubbed the “Champagne from
Brussels,” It smacks of lemon curd, goat cheese and odd,
funky yeastiness often described as horse blanket.
The University of Southern Maine teaches two
chemistry classes on beer and runs a lab testing beer
for 10 breweries and two hop yards. For undergraduates
taking the classes, there's plenty of beer to go around — to
experiment on, not to drink according to the syllabus.
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Berlin has just
opened six years after buying the property The destination
restaurant and beer mecca, offeris 75 different beers on tap
– the largest selection in the entire country of Germany.
According to a recent Smithsonian Magazine article,
mosquitoes prefer beer drinkers. Just a single 12-ounce
bottle of beer can make you more attractive to the insects,
the study found. The researchers had suspected this
was because drinking beer increases the amount of
ethanol excreted in sweat
Dock Street Brewery mounted a pair of custom-made
“headphones” on one of their red wine barrels filled with a
Brett saison; they then treated it to a bumping playlist from
Wu-Tang Clan for six months. The beer was more complex
and funky than the saison from a music-free barrel. The
music enhanced beer will be released this month.
|Ya gotta love these guys
“Isn’t beer the holy libation of sincerity? The potion
that dispels all hypocrisy, any charade of fine
manners? The drink that does nothing worse
than incite its fans to urinate in all innocence,
to gain weight in all frankness?”
“Beer’s intellectual. What a shame so
many idiots drink it.”
“Most people hate the taste of beer—to begin
with. It is, however, a prejudice.”
|Henry David Throeau
Daught of beer…a lumberer’s drink, which
would acclimate and naturalize a man at once—
which if he slept, dream that he heard the wind
sough among the pines.”
“God has a brown voice,
as soft and full as beer.”
“When I die, I want to decompose in a barrel of
porter and have it served in all the pubs in Dublin. I
wonder would they know it was me?”
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