|Pour Your Own Beer
There is self-service for gasoline at the pump,
soda at the fast-food joint, and groceries at the
supermarket. Next time you're at a corner bar,
how about you get your own beer?
Tir na Nog, a pub in Philadelphia, recently
rolled out a two-tap self-service beer bar that
seats six to eight people, the first of its kind in
the city, and among the first on the East Coast.
Everybody wants to be a bartender," manager
Ken Merriman said as patrons pulled their own
brews. The portable setup sits in clear view of
the big-screen television.
Ellickson International - the Irish manufacturer
is marketing the $10,000 Draft Master for the
novelty factor and its economic benefits. Draft
Master tells bar owners they will get paid for
every drop of beer. Because the customer
pours exactly how much beer he or she wants,
there's also "no waste." A bar owner whose
self-service unit sells the equivalent of two
kegs a week could recoup the investment
in six months.
|You don't say.....
SABMiller has long held a near-stranglehold on the South
African market, and is increasing its output at seven
operations around the country. Per-capita beer
consumption averages a little more than 60 quarts a year,
well ahead of Africa's about six-quart average, but
shy of much of Western Europe, where annual
consumption tops 100 quarts a head.
Light beer is in a slump. U.S. sales of the biggest brands are
in an alarming slide, with Bud Light down 5.3% this year
and Miller Lite off 7.5%. Is this but a recessionary blip or
are we finally witnessing a great consumer revolt against
shamefully bad beer, shamelessly promoted?
Have a beer instead of going for plastic surgery.
Producers of Bulgarian Bohza beer claim it has been brewed
specifically to make boobs grow bigger.
The beer was originally developed as a health drink to help
new mums having trouble breast feeding. Now women are
flocking to brewers Yavor-M in Ruse after drinkers started
to record some eye-popping results.
Spokesman Kristian Gyoshev explained: "We make no
special claims but we get hundreds of testimonials from
women who say their boobs have gone up one or two cup
sizes. It's natural, healthy, and cheaper than any surgery.
|Ya gotta love these guys
"The hard part about being a bartender is figuring
out who is drunk and who is just stupid. ."
"Bongo" Jay Jones
"What beer and whiskey will not cure,
there is no cure for."
"I spent a lot of my money on beer, booze, birds,
and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."
"The water was not fit to drink. To make it
palatable, we had to add whiskey. By diligent
effort, I learned to like it."
"I exercise strong self control. I never drink
anything stronger than gin before breakfast.”
"The problem with the designated driver program,
it's not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked
into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the
night, drop them off at the wrong house."
"Sometimes too much to beer is barely enough.."
"The best place to drink beer is at home. Or on a
river bank, if the fish don’t bother you. "
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