|"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers
WARNING: Consumption of excessive amounts of beer may cause an influx
in the time-space continuum, whereby small (and sometimes large) gaps of
time may seem to literally disappear.
Drinking Beer Helpful Hints:
#1- If your beer seems unusually pale and tasteless
your glass is empty. Get someone to buy you another beer.
#2 - Your beer is crystal-clear. It's water. Somebody
is trying to sober you up. Punch him.
Steven Petrosino of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania downed 1 liter of beer
(33 ounces) in 1.3 seconds in 1977 which is still the World Beer Chugging
Champion according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Stanford researchers found that beer bubbles create a gravity-defying loop.
Bubbles head up in the center where frictional drag from the glass is less
and down on the outside as the top gets crowded. You never noticed?
Old Vikings believed that in their heaven called Valhalla, there is a
giant goat whose udders provided unlimited supply of beer.
Beer bottles weren't invented until 1850. Before then, people have to carry their
booze home in a special bucket, the forerunner of today's growlers.
In the 13th century, it was common to baptize children in beer;
the water was often too contaminated to use.
When asked "do you drink?" Stephen King replied,
"Of course, I just said I was a writer."
Pabst Brewery produced the first six-pack of beer in the 1940s. They did
studies which found that six cans were the ideal weight for the average
housewife to carry home from the store!
"Let's get out of these wet clothes and into a dry Martini.."
The earliest known chemical evidence of beer dates to circa 3500–3100 BC
from the site of Godin Tepe in the Zagros Mountains of western Iran.
One method of checking a beer’s quality is the way in which the foam adheres
to the side of the glass after each sip. Beer connoisseurs call this “Brussels lace” or
simply "lacing". Lack of lacing may also indicate your glass is dirty.
If bubbles in your cling to the sides of the glass it usually means the glass has
not beer properly cleaned or has detergent residue on it.
Pabst Beer is now called Pabst Blue Ribbon beer because it was the first beer
to win a blue ribbon at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893.
D.G. Yuengling & Son has been brewing beer at Pottsville, Pennsylvania
since 1829, ranking it as America's oldest brewery.
In 1935, the G. Krueger Brewing Company of Newark, New Jersey became the first
brewer to market beer in steel cans. In that year, only about 25 percent of beer was
packaged in bottles and cans -- the rest was kegged. Today, however, about 90
percent of America's beer production is consumed from bottles and cans.
Christopher Columbus brought Sherry on his voyage to the New World.
Bet you thought we were going to say beer.
From the "Who Cares?" file: by the year 1600 per capita consumption of beer
in Holland ranged from 400 litres to 600 litres (106 gallons-159 gallons).
Beer loving Mark Zable created a beer ravoli snack by putting beer inside
dough and dunking it in hot oil for 20 seconds.- a delicious taste sensation?
Our hero: Bruce Masters from Bedfordshire, England started visiting pubs in
1960 and has since drunk more than 25,000 pints of ale, travelling around
one million miles across Great Britain.
Speaking of GB, here are the names of three pubs that we hope never change:
The Hung Drawn And Quartered, London
Moderation Inn - Reading, Berkshire
The Pub with No Name - Priors Dean, Hampshire
"You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning."
Clay and Jay
See you next month!
dedicates this page
to his and
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