December 2019
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"Beer - Because one doesn't solve the world's problems over white wine."
Send Beer To The Third Floor

An office worker in Grand Rapids, Mich., has a very effective way of getting free drinks. The best part is,
apparently he gets all the beverages while he’s at work.  Diners at New Holland Brewing’s Knickerbocker
have noticed a sign hanging from a third-floor office in the same building as the restaurant, The sign,
which reportedly stands several feet tall, says: “Please send beer to Sam on floor 3. Thank you!”
The third-floor office is rented out by Media Place Partners, an advertising agency.
And that sign? Well, it seems to work.

According to the general manager of the Knickerbocker, Eli Harper, more than a few customers
have indulged the office worker."We keep the score updated there at 85,” Harper said. “That's the
current count of gifts he’s had in about a year. So, he’s saving some money! It's a fun story that kind
of lives within beer city and I think everyone around here appreciates getting a beer purchased for
them every once in a while.” The famous Sam from the sign is said to be Sam Hoats, who works as
a senior digital strategist at Media Place Partners. He claims to have been inspired to make the
sign while seeing advertisements while watching a soccer game.
Beer Banned In Fifteen States

The beer, called Utopias, has 28 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) and began its limited release Tuesday
in select beer and specialty stores (including Illinois and Indiana) for a suggested retail price of $210 per
bottle. (Historically only 15,000 bottles of the extreme beer are distributed.)

This is the 11th edition of Utopias, and only 77 wooden casks of it were brewed this year. The 2019
Utopias is a blend of earlier batches of Samuel Adams’ extreme beers, a brew dating back over 25 years.

The ruby black, uncarbonated 2019 Utopias is reminiscent of a rich vintage Port or fine Sherry,
challenging drinkers’ expectations of beer while getting better with age: drinkers can enjoy a portion of
Utopias now and save the rest for other occasions. The beer was blended, aged and finished in barrel
rooms in Samuel Adams’ three breweries in Boston, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and Cincinnati.

Because of its high alcohol level, Utopias is not shipped to or sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia,
Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South
Carolina, Utah, Vermont or West Virginia.
Ya gotta love these guys
“Instead of water we got here a draught of beer…a lumberer’s drink, which would
acclimate and naturalize a man at once—which would make him see green, and, if
he slept, dream that he heard the wind sough among the pines.”
Henry David Thoreau

“When I die, I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the
pubs in Dublin. I wonder would they know it was me?”
J.P. Donleavy

“God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.”
Anne Sexton

“...stay with the beer. beer is continuous blood. a continuous lover.”
Charles Bukowski

The wonderful thing about natural Czech beer is that even if you drank lots of it, it still
didn't make your head or your body feel heavy... Or is that an illusion?
Sergei Lukyanenko

“Nothing ever tasted better than a cold beer on a beautiful afternoon with nothing to
look forward to than more of the same.”
Hugh Hood

"Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of
himself, undisturbed be the facts."
Finley Peter Dunne

"I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it."
W. C. Fields
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