|Drink Beer To
Own the Broo Brewery
One brewery is rewarding its loyal customers
with stock in the company. We'll drink to that!
Broo, a brewer down under that prides itself on
being 100% Australian owned, is letting its
biggest fans become owners, too. It recently
launched a promotion where anyone who buys a
case of Broo becomes an instant shareholder in
the company. It's called “Live the Dream.”
Buyers get 10 shares of Broo per case they buy,
up to a maximum of 500. Everytime you buy a
case you can take further comfort in the fact
that you're helping your stock rise.
The company is clear that this isn't just
Monopoly money: These are full voting rights
shares, they are exactly the same as the shares
held by all owners including the founder and
CEO, Kent Grogan.
Unfortunately for the rest of the world, this
intoxicating promotion is only available to the
brewer's Aussie customers. For just AU$55
(US$55), you get 24 beers and 10 free shares in
the company. And they'll even throw in a little
philanthropy with the party, donating AU$1 per
carton to help victims of the Australian floods.
|You don't say.....
The word beer comes from the Middle English ber(e), and
from the Latin bibere meaning "to drink." Ancient Babylonian
records indicate beer as being used in sacrificial rituals. All
of the ancient cultures, including those of Egypt, China,
India, and the Incas of Peru, made beer.
Physicians and holistic practitioners of old used beer liberally
in their cures. One important reason is that due to the
brewing process, beer was actually safer to drink than the
water or milk (which was usually preserved as cheese).
Thus, beer was often used to mix medicines and as the
liquid in recipes in lieu of impure water.
Desperate early American colonists with a shortage
of barley and hops in the new world made beer
from corn, molasses, wheat bran, pumpkins,
and even persimmons!
An old folk remedy to rid the face of freckles was to
wash the face with warm beer.
As a general rule when pairing beer with chocolates, go
malty. With few exceptions the sweet caramel and roasted
flavors of malt are a better match than the bitter astringency
of hops. Look for contrasting and complementary flavors:
fruity beers with peanut butter cream or the roasty malt a
sweet stout with bittersweet chocolate.
|Ya gotta love these guys
"Stay busy, get plenty of exercise, and don't drink
too much. Then again, don't drink too little."
"I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a
year just on principle, so he won't let himself
get snotty about it."
"Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for
days on nothing but food and water. "
"We borrowed golf from Scotland as we
borrowed whiskey. Not because it is Scottish,
but because it is good. "
"The harsh, useful things of the world, from
pulling teeth to digging potatoes, are best done by
men who are as starkly sober but the lovely and
useless things, the charming and exhilarating
things, are best done by men who are
a few sheets in the win.."
""You don't have to be a beer drinker to play
darts, but it helps."
"I envy people who drink - at least they know
what to blame everything on. "
Bacchus has drowned more men than Neptune.
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