|24 Pack of Heinekin for $105
Qatar relented -- ever so little -- after slapping a “sin tax” on
alcohol over New Year’s that raised the price of a 24-pack of
Heineken from $53 to a whopping $105.
After making global headlines and prompting an outcry on
social media, the country’s sole liquor store has just pared its
prices. Residents in Qatar can now get their brews for just
about $92 a case. Like most other countries in the oil-rich
Persian Gulf, Qatar restricts alcohol sales to non-Muslim
foreigners. Expats need permission from their employers to
get a license that allows them access to the store that sells
liquor and pork, located on the outskirts of Doha near the
country’s main graveyard and church complex.
Field Goal Wins Free Beer For A Year
Chicago Bears fans who criticized kicker Cody Parkey’s
missed field goal at the end of the recent NFC wild-card
game were given a chance to prove how easy it is to do.
Goose Island, a Chicago brewing company issued a challenge
-- kick a 43-yard field goal and win free beer
for a year. Goose Island built goalposts outside its brewery,
allowing fans to accept the challenge. Over 100 showed up.
Not one made a field goal.
National Park Brewery
Hot Springs, Ark., Superior Bathhouse has the distinction of
being the first brewery located within a national park, and the
only in the world to use thermal spring water to brew its
beer. The water is already hot at 143 degrees so since the
first step in brewing is to heat the water to 160 degrees
receives a huge boon to saving energy.
|You don't say.....
Magnify Brewing of Fairfield, N.J., has put warnings on
social media and ther beer labels that it is the consumer’s
responsibility to keep their cans cold and drink them fresh
before they the flavor changes or explode. Yes, explode.
There is a difference between Scotch and Scottish ale
styles. They are basically broken down by strength. Scottish
ales tend to have lower ABV, usually below 6 percent.
Texas is he only state in the nation that does not allow her
breweries to sell beer-to-go. In, 2011, there were 59 craft
breweries in Texas. Today, there are over 250.
The government doesn't allow the psychoactive compounds
of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, to be mixed with alcohol
even in states with legalized pot..
The TTB, or Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
classifies hard shard seltzers, teas, sodas, and fruit punches
as "beer". Anything produced from either a brewed malt or
brewed sugar base is "beer" to them but not to Mr. Brewiski.
There were 113,234 more U.S. retailers selling alcohol in
2018 than there were in 2008, according to Nielsen data.
Now that's progress!
In 1978, Anheuser-Busch, befuddled consumers with a
new product called Chelsea. The citrus-flavored,carbonated,
alcoholic beverage was touted as the “new not-so-soft
drink. Today it would likely be called a session IPA.
|Ya gotta love these guys
“There comes a time in every woman’s life when the
only thing that helps is a glass of strong ale.”
"Writer’s block is a fancy term made up by whiners
so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.”
"I exercise self-control and never touch a beverage
stronger than gin before breakfast.”
“Sure I eat what I advertise. Sure I eat Wheaties for
breakfast. A good bowl of Wheaties with beer
can’t be beat.”
“Love makes the world go round? Not at all.
Beer makes it go round twice as fast.”
“The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I
accidentally got beer in the steam iron.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Too much of anything is bad,
but too much beer is just right.”
”I wish to live to 150 years old, but the day I die, I
wish it to be with a cigarette in one hand and a glass
of beer in the other.”
“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine
sample it had an olive in it.”
"Nothing ever tasted better than a beer in the afternoon
with nothing to look forward to than more\ of the same."
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says it's time
for a beer!