|Hindenburg Zeppelin Beer
A bottle of beer, recovered from the wreck
of the Hindenburg airship, has sold for a
record £11,000. It is the most ever paid
for a single bottle of beer.
The 72 year old bottle of Lowenbrau had
been discovered (and signed) by New
Jersey firefighter Leroy Smith in 1937 at
the site of the historic Hindenburg disaster.
He recovered six bottles of Lowenbrau
while cleaning up in the wake of the crash.
He buried them in a nearby field when the
area was sealed off and later dug them up.
He then gave five of the bottles to the
members of his squad and kept one for
himself. The bottle, is heat-damaged but
still sealed. The sale included an account
of its recovery signed by Mr Smith.
Four of the other bottles are missing and
one is at the Lowenbrau brewery.
|You don't say.....
Molson Coors has just launched Molson M, which
they say is "the world’s only Microcarbonated lager
beer." Microcarbonization they say, is a
"revolutionary" process in which the beer is injected
with CO2 through smaller, finer bubbles with a high
level of precision and consistency. Molson clamis that
the injection of smaller CO2 bubbles makes it possible
to preserve not only the taste of the hops but also the
delicate flavours generated by the yeast during
fermentation. Hey, if they say so it must be true.
BrewDog has made a 32% ABV beer called Tactical
Nuclear Penguin. They claim it is now the strongest
beer in the world. It beats the previous world record
of 31 per cent which was held by German beer
Schorschbraer. Nuclear Penguin is now in the
Guinness Book of World Records after being tested
by experts at Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University.
The beer began as a 10 per cent imperial stout then
was aged for 16 months in two different whisky casks.
It was then stored in a freezer at a chilly -20°C for
three weeks to reach its massive alcohol level.
The Scottish brewery was immediately branded as
"irresponsible "by Jack Law, of Alcohol Focus Scotland
|Ya gotta love these guys
"I spent a lot of my money on booze, beer, birds,
and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."
"Any fool can eat grain, but the Lord intended a
more divine means of consumption... Beer! "
"What beer will not cure,
there is no cure for."
"If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt."
" I like beer. On occasion, I will even drink beer
to celebrate a major event such as the fall of
Communism or the fact that the
refrigerator is still working."
" I like to do my principal research in bars, where
people are more likely to tell the truth or, at least,
lie less convincingly than they do in
briefings and books. "
My grandmother is eighty and still doesn't need
glasses. Drinks beer right out of the bottle.
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|The Hindenburg beer
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