|Beer Beats Water
Medical researchers at Granada
University in Spain found that drinking
a pint of beer after working out is
better at re-hydrating than water.
The theory is that the sugar, salt and
carbonation help absorb fluids quicker.
The test subjects were told to run on
a treadmill in a room heated to 104
degrees Fahrenheit. The goal was to
run until they were exhausted. At the
moment of exhaustion, the
researchers measured their hydration
levels, motor skills and ability to
concentrate. Then, half of the test
subjects were given water. The other
half were given two half pints of lager.
Head researcher, Professor Manuel
Garzon, noted that the beer drinkers
rehydrated " better which is
important because every hour of
working out causes a person to lose
about a liter of water." There is a
catch of course - unlike water, alcohol
will eventually dehydrate and inebriate
those who drink substantially more
than the two half pints used
in the experiment.
|Touchdowns and Beer
The University of Minnesota is moving into its spanking new TCF Bank Stadium this season
and part of the expectation was that there was going to be alcohol served in the premium
seating and suite areas. However, the state legislature recently passed a law that made the
University decide whether or not it would serve beer to the entire crowd or to none at all.
Forced to make a choice, the school’s president Robert Bruininks has recommended that the
stadium debut with a no beer policy regardless of a person's age or seat location.
The no beer policy has angered those who bought suites that cost $45,000 a year on the
assumption alcohol would be allowed. They are now asking what discount will the university
will offer for the inconvenience of only serving sodas and virgin strawberry daiquiris.
While in-stadium alcohol service isn’t a given at college stadiums – especially the ones that
are located on campus – for nearly three decades, UM fans have been able to get all the
brew they wanted while watching their team play at the Metrodome field. President
Bruininks said he supported a policy change because he was concerned about the perception
of serving alcohol in a stadium when 75 percent of the student body is under-aged. He did
not address the issue of money, however. The new stadium came in at $40 million over
budget and the school had counted on the $2 million per year it had always received from
beer sales in the past to help defray the extra costs.
|Insults Bring Free Beer
A pub in Spain is serving up free beer and tapas to
customers who insults bartenders.Casa Pocho in the beach
resort town of Cullera near Valencia opened last week and
says its promotional gimmick is working like a charm.
Owner Bernard Mariusz said the ribbing must be
good-natured, not mean, and that the free booze and snacks
go only to those who come up with truly original wisecracks.
"They can't call me S.O.B., but they can call me jerk, idiot,
clown, that kind of thing," Mariusz told The Associated
Press on Monday. "This works, because even people in their
70s come to insult me." Barbs deemed as winners earn their
creators a small glass of beer and a plate of fingerfood,
which normally cost 1.50 euros ($2.10).
Recall of Coors
MillerCoors has recalled a batch of Coors Light in the
Southeastern United States after taste tests at the
company'sGeorgia brewery found the beer to be
subpar."We sampled it and realized it wasn't up to
standards," said Pete Marino, a spokesman for
MillerCoors.He didn't immediately know how much beer
was recalled, or if the recall had been completed. The
batch involved only Coors Light brewed at the firm's
Albany, Ga., brewery. Mr. Marino did not respond to
questions asking if he meant the beer was recalled
because it actually tasted like beer and not water.