Recently a thief entered Copenhagen’s Cafe 33 and stole the
world's most expensive bottle of vocka.. The bar’s rainbow-
lit cellar houses what is likely the world’s largest vodka
collection, at 1200 bottles. But the savvy thief was only after
one bottle. With diamonds encrusting the top, the bottle is
Russo-Baltique vodka. Valued at just over $1.3 million, it’s
the most expensive vodkas bottle in the world.
If you haven’t heard of this vodka, that’s because Russo-
Baltique was a Russian car company that disappeared in the
1920s. These days, the name is used to market
astronomically high-end vodka by Dartz, a Latvian
automobile company. Dartz unveiled the vodka in 2014,
and it comes in two editions: a glass bottle that often
accompanies the purchase of Dartz’s cars, and the $1.3
million version, decorated with three kilograms of both silver
and gold as well as diamonds. The cap is shaped like an
imperial eagle, evoking pre-revolutionary glory. According to
the BBC, the bottle was on loan from Dartz and had been
displayed for six months before it was stolen.
As of Feb. 2018 the neither the bottle or thief have been found
Is it time for the King of Beers to hand over its crown?
For the first time in decades, Budweiser is no longer one of
the top three beer brands sold in the United States. Bud Light,
is in the top position. Coors Light, is in second place.
Then comes the shock: Miller Lite has returned to the
top three, narrowly edging out Budweiser.
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The perfect lunch beer has just been released. It's called
"Super Size Hilma Double Dry Hopped Double Vanilla
Burger Bun Crispy Fries Imperial India Pale Ale". It's made
by Stockholm-based gypsy brewer Omnipollo.
It’s only fitting that one of the biggest rock bands around
would get its beer tribute: Foo Fighters have teamed up with
Young Henrys brewery to release its own beer this month.
Beer and quasi-beer shipments in Japan in 2017 fell 2.6
percent from a year before, hitting a record low for the
13th straight year. That's what we call a slump.
Rebel Brewery in Newport England tried to export their
Fubar pale to Sweden but were banned because the beer's
label features a hand grenade and bullet holes.
Founder and past president of the Brewers Association
Charlie Papazian has just retired marking his 70th birthday.
Charlie leaves a lasting legacy of 40 years building the craft
brewing community and inspiring brewers and beer lovers
around the world. He was also the founder of the American
Homebrewers Association (AHA) that set the stage for
homebrewing back in the 1970s. His first book, The
Complete Joy of Homebrewing is the seminal, iconic work
on the topic. He also published Zymurgy magazine, and in
1982 he created the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in
Boulder, CO. Now in its 37th year, It is the largest ticketed
beer festival in North America with more than 60,000
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|Hunter S. Thompson
"There is an ancient Celtic axiom that says 'Good
people drink good beer.' Which is true Just look
around you in any public barroom and you will quickly
see: bad people drink bad beer. Think about it."
"We old folks have to find our cushions and pillows in
our tankards. Strong beer is the milk of the old."
“"Keep your libraries, your penal institutions, your
insane asylums… give me beer. You think man needs
rule, he needs beer. The world does not need morals,
it needs beer… The souls of men have been fed with
indigestibles, but the soul could make use of beer." -
Queen Elizabeth I
"A meal of bread, cheese, and beer constitutes
the perfect food."
"I am sure of this, that if everybody was to drink their
bottle of beer a day, there would be not half the
disorders in the world there are now. It would be
a famous good thing for us all."
"There is nothing in the world
like the first taste of beer."
"The problem with drinking beer is that if something bad
happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something
good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if
nothing happens you drink to make something happen.”
Dr. Benjamin Rush
" Beer is a wholesome liquor…..it abounds
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