Beer Makes
Men Smarter

Beer makes men smarter according to
researchers at the University of Illinois.
They found that men who drank a
couple beers were actually better
at solving brain-teasers than
their sober counterparts.

To reach that surprising conclusion, the
researchers devised a bar game in
which 40 men were given three words
and told to come up with
a fourth that fits the pattern.

For example, the word “cheese” could
fit with words like “blue” or “cottage” or
“Swiss.”Half the players were given two
pints. The other half got nothing.

The result? Those who imbibed solved
40% more of the problems than those
that did not get to enjoy the beer.

Also, the drinkers finished their
problems in 12 seconds while it took the
non-drinkers 15.5 seconds.

Don't Drink and Gamble

It seems that drinking and gambling really don't mix. The latest player stats released by
leading online live casino Castle Casino indicate that the world's top beer-drinking
nations also have the worst success rate at their suite of online casino games.

The data below, which shows the payout rates from 60 countries in the
database collected over the last 12 months, compares the worst gamblers with the
average litres of beer consumption per capita.

Worst Performance by Payout (out of 60):
1. Czech Republic - 78.05%
2. Germany - 80.15%
3. Ireland - 91.02%
4. Poland - 91.87%
5. Australia - 93.83%

Average Beer Consumption per Person (litres):
1. Czech Republic - 158.6 (1st in the world)
2. Germany - 110 (3rd in the world)
3. Ireland - 131.1 (2nd in the world)
4. Poland - 95 (7th in the world)
5. Australia - 104.7 (5th in the world)
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Edited by Jim Attacap
the crossroads of the beer world

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You can buy Fat Bastard wine in Alabama,
but you’ll have to go elsewhere for Dirty
Bastard beer according to the state
alcoholic beverage control agency.  

It has just banned the sale of Dirty Bastard beer in the
state "because of the profanity on its label". Beer and
wine are commonly sold in grocery and convenience
stores so staff members rejected the brand because
parents may not want young people to see the rough
language on the shelves.

The state however allows the sale of Fat Bastard wine
and Raging Bitch beer. Those decisions were made
years ago. The agency considered revoking those
earlier approvals when it denied the application for
Dirty Bastard, but officials decided against such action.

Alabama gained notice a few years ago for banning a
wine brand that featured a nude nymph on its label. Its
decision on the beer is opposed by Free The Hops, a
group that advocates for new beer brands in Alabama.

More than one-third of Alabama’s 67 counties still
prohibit the sale of alcohol, and all but two counties in
north Alabama are dry.