mR. bReWski says.......
Rugby World Cup -
Yes or No to Beer Cans?

The police don’t want it - they believe selling
beer in cans at the Rugby World Cup (New
Zeland) could damage the nation's reputation.  
Despite this view Rugby World Cup minister,
from NZ , Murray McCully, has announced
that spectators at all world cup games will be
able to drink beer from cans.

In a printed statement police said that “All it
would take is for a few intoxicated fans to
use cans as missiles and chuck them at
players in front of a world-wide television
audience of over 500 million people and our
nations would be embarrassed".  

The only beer allowed to be sold at the game
is Heineken.  They have come out in support
of cans and are firmly against the use of
generic plastic cups.

Top Five Beer From Belgium

Achel Brune Extra
Orval Trappist Ale
Westmalle Tripel
Chimay Grande Réserve

(source - Katz Beverage Institute)
You don't say.....

Due to the growth of the craft beer segment, the US now
hosts more breweries than any other country in the world.
A "regional" brewery in Canada or the US is one that
produces between 15,000  and 1 million barrels of beer
annually and packages it off-premises.
One American barrel of beer equals 31 gallons or
two standard kegs.
The Palo Santa wood used by Dogfish Head Brewery in
making their Palo Santo Marron beer has been burned as
incense since anciet time by the Incas and Peruvians who
believe it has the power to ward off evil spirits.
"Real" or "cask conditioned" ale undergoes a secondary
fermentation in the cask in which it is stored.  It is a living
product since it doesn't undergo any sort of pasteurization.

Barley comes in two-row and six-row types.  Large
breweries tend toward the six-row malt; the higher enzyme
content helps in converting starch to sugar, a huge plus
when brewing cereal lagers with copious amounts
of corn and rice.

Ever take the brewery tour at Chimay?  
If not try this:
Chimay Tour
Ya gotta love these guys
Zorba Zell
"I fear the man who drinks water and so
remembers this morning what the rest of us
said last night."

W.C. Fields
"I stopped drinking, but only when I sleep"

Brendan Kelly
"The first glass is for myself, the second for my
friends, the third for good humor, and the forth
for my enemies."

Celebrity Chef Arny Lands
"I love cooking with beer.
Sometimes I even put it in the food."
Mark Twain
"Sometimes too much beer is barely enough.”

Robert Benchley
"Drinking makes such fools of people, and people
are such fools to begin with, that it's
compounding a felony"

Henny Youngman
"My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't
need glasses. Drinks her beer right
out of the bottle.."

Greta Garbo
"don’t talk to me if you can’t buy me a drink.."
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