|Beer From F***ing Hell
A German brewery has won its battle to
market a beer called F***ing Hell.
The beer has been named after the Austrian
village of F**king, a popular destination with
tourists, who enjoy being photographed in
front of the traffic sign on which the village's
name is printed. A few years ago, residents
voted to keep the name, despite the problems
caused by the tourists.
The European Patent Office originally rejected
the brand 'F**king Hell beer' saying it
contained a swear word. But after the
brewery proved the village of F**king
actually existed, EU officials were forced to
Brewery spokesman Stefan Fellenberg said:
"In German the word for a lager beer is a
Helles Beer, so we have also patented the
name F**king Hell, which means lager from
F**king of course. "I don't understand why
the patents office think of something else.
They must have dirty minds."
The bizarre name is understood to come from
a sixth century noble called Lord Focko, with
'ing' being old German for 'family of'.
The German pronunciation is different
from the English.
|You don't say.....
It is a common misconception that Cinco de Mayo is
Mexico's Independence Day, which is celebrated on
September 16th. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the legendary
Battle of Puebla. In the U.S., much like St. Patrick's Day,
Cinco de Mayo is observed by many regardless of ethnic
origins and beer is the beverage of choice.
When the Romans arrived in Britain, they attempted to
introduce wine as a replacement for beer. But the British
climate is really better suited for cereal growing. So, the
British carried on with their brewing.
Sake is made with a grain, just like beer. Instead of barley,
rice is used. It's boiled or steamed into a mash and then
treated with a mold called koji to spark the fermentation
process. Like beer, the bad ones come from factories
where they add cheap adjunct ingredients; the good ones
are made by small, regional brewers (jizake) with just four
main ingredients: water, rice, yeast and koki.
The creator of the world's largest house made entirely out
of beer mats has sealed his Guinness World Record, by
pulling it down as required by the rules to prove no
adhesives had been used to hold his structure together.
Watch it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijZiU712_2I
|Ya gotta love these guys
|Fritz Maytag -Pres. of Anchor Brewing
"We brewers don’t make beer, we just get all the
ingredients together and the beer makes itself."
St. Arnold of Metz
"From man’s sweat and God’s love,
beer came into the world."
A.J. P. Taylor
"In my opinion, most of the great men of the past
were only there for the beer."
Col. Link Karmany, USMC
"There may be a few good men who don't drink,
but they've got to prove it."
"Don't you know alcohol kills brain cells...any
damn brain cell that can't live through a good
drunk deserves to die.”
"I know I've had too much beer when I feel
sophisticated but can't say it."
"My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't
need glasses. Drinks her beer right
out of the bottle.."
Celebrity Brewer Arny Lands
"Beer - Because one doesn't solve the world's
problems over white wine."
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