mR. bReWski says.......
You don't say.....

The sale of the Swiss
brew "Hanfblute" has
raised controversy in
Costa Rica as it clearly
has as one its
ingredients the aroma
of cannabis, that is to say,
marijuana. A bottle of the
brew is being sold in
Costa Rica for ¢1.105 colones (us$2.20).

The Directora General del Instituto de
Alcoholismo y Farmacodependencia Guiselle
Amador, expressed her concern for the sale
of the beer in Costa Rica for its negative
implications. "The beer does not contain
cannabis, the aroma it possesses is from
essence. There is no marijuana in the beer",
Amador said.However, the director added that
it could lead to people smoking marijuana,
which is illegal in the country, while drinking
the beer, and can be dangerous to health.

Number 1 Party School?

Molson Coors Brewing Co., the third-largest
U.S. brewer, ended a Canadian photo contest
on Web site Facebook Inc. a week early after
university administrators complained that it
glorified excessive drinking.  The intention of
the contest was to show “school spirit and
sociability, but due to some peoples'
misinterpretation we are ending the contest,”
the Molson spokesman said.
Guess now we'll never know who really is #1.
Biggest Beer Heist Ever

Irish police were hunting for a beer
bandit who stole 450 full kegs from the
Guinness brewery - the largest heist
ever at Ireland's largest brewer. Police
said a lone man drove into the brewery
on Wednesday and hitched his truck to
a fully loaded trailer.
Guinness representatives said the
brewery had never suffered such a
large theft before in its 248-year
history. The raider took 180 kegs of
Guinness stout, 180 kegs of U.S. lager
Budweiser and 90 kegs of Danish beer
Carlsberg. Guinness brews both of
those foreign brands under license.

Santa Drinks Beer - Oh No!

Maine has barred the selling  of Santa's
Butt Winter Porter because its label
depicts Santa Claus enjoying a pint of
brew. The label with Santa might appeal
to children, said Maine State Police Lt.
Patrick Fleming.  Shelton Brothers
Distributing accuses the Maine Bureau
of Liquor of censorship. ""Last year it
was elves. This year it's Santa. Maybe
next year it'll be reindeer," said Daniel
Shelton, owner of the company.

The label for the English-made Santa's
Butt Winter Porter shows a view from
behind of Santa Claus with a pint of
beer in hand sitting on top of a barrel.
The beer's name has a double meaning
by referring to Santa's rear end and to
the "butt" of beer, a term that designates
a 126-gallon barrel
Ya gotta love these guys
Samuel Johnson
“No, sir: There is nothing which has yet
been contrived by man by which so much
happiness is produced as by a
good tavern or inn."

Washington Irving
"It is a fair wind that blew men to the ale."

1920's Anti-Temperance Slogan
Why should mother go without her
nourishing glass of Ale or Stout
on washing day?"
Michael Jackson, Beer Hunter
“"They didn't trademark everything back
then. Now someone farts and they put a
TM after it. Even Miller Lite says 'A Fine
Pilsner Beer' on the label. It is a crime."

From Cheers...
“SAM: What'll you have Normie?
NORM: Well, I'm in a gambling mood,
Sammy. I'll take a glass of whatever
comes out of that tap.
SAM: Looks like beer, Norm.
NORM: Call me Mister Lucky."
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