If you're looking for the perfect shoes to match your
lederhosen at Oktoberfest, Adidas has the pair for you.
The Adidas München “Oktoberfest" sneakers feature a special
DPBR (durable puke and beer repellent) coating to protect
your shoes during the beer festival, What could be wurst
than somebody kotzen (puking) or spilling their zwei-liter
stiefel (two liter beer boot) on your new kicks?
The sneakers cost €199.95 (or about $240).
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In the wake of Hurricane Harvey Budweiser's emergency
water program has sent over 155,000 cans of drinking
water to Louisiana, and Texas, to help those in need. Since
1988 they have donated over 76 million cans of water.
Nationally the beer industry contributed over $350 billion, or
nearly 1.9 %t of the U.S. gross domestic product last year.
. While the breweries that the Brewers Association considers
“craft” saw sales increase 6.2% last year, import sales easily
surpassed that with a 6.8% gain during that span.
The Chinese beer market, which is the world’s largest, is
dominated by mass-produced lager. But craft breweries are
sprouting up around the country—this year there are
175, up threefold from 2015.
The parent company of an Atlantic City, NJ restaurant has
just been ordered to pay half of a $750,000 award to a man
seriously injured when he drank a beer tainted by a caustic
substance used in cleaning the tap lines. They are appealing.
A survey of colleges that sell beer at football games found
that most required fans to first obtain a age ID wristband in
addition to a two-item limit per sale, and no sales after the
end of the third quarter.
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“What I do after too many beers
is none of my business."
"Some people wanted champagne and caviar when
they should have had beer and hot dogs."
W. Bruce Cameron
"I've read that the ancient Chinese art of feng shui
can bring a sense of peace, well-being, and positive
energy to a home - same as beer."
"Beer is not a good cocktail-party drink, especially in a
home where you don't know where the bathroom is."
“Beer. It always seems like such a good idea at the time,
doesn't it? What's worse is beer seems like an even
better idea after you've had some beer."
“I learned early to drink beer, wine and whiskey. And I
think I was about 5 when I first chewed tobacco."
"I'm a beer man. I tried to drink whiskey and Scotch,
but I don't get it. It smells like a girl who didn't shower
and just splashed a lot of perfume on.
"I haven't drunk enough beer to understand that."
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A Bavarian tax inspector has demonstrated he can hold his
drink better than most, by breaking the world record for the
number of beer tankards carried over 40 metres (130ft).
Oliver Strümpfel carried 29 litre vessels, weighing almost
70kg (154lbs) at a recent Bavarian beer festival. He would
have managed 31, had one glass not fallen at the last minute,
and another not lost more than 10% of its contents,
contravening the rules of Maßkrugtragen – or beer tankard
carrying. A competition judge and a notary were present to
witness Strümpfel’s feat. The most difficult part of the
operation was to avoiding excessive spillage before placing
the beers on a table at the end of the 40-metre stretch.
According to the rules no more than 10% of the beer is
allowed to slosh out of the glasses. Even empty, a single
glass weighs 1.3kg. Video of world record: