"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers

Root beer was promoted as a temperance beverage in the hope that it would
replace beer in popularity.  And no, we don't mean Not Your Father's Root Beer.

Many of the health benefits of drinking beer or other alcohol in moderation are
reduced if it isn’t consumed often enough.  We're not kidding.  Really.

A barrel of beer in the U.S. holds 31 gallons. This is enough to fill about 330 twelve-
ounce bottles or cans.  Don't ask how many 11.2 oz. bottles.

A labeorphilist is a collector of beer bottles but who cares.

Giving free lunches was made illegal in Pennsylvania in 1917. This was to prevent
taverns from giving free sandwiches to patrons, who then bought beer to drink with
them. This led some taverns to sell sandwiches and give the beer free.

To pre-Christian Anglo-Saxons, heaven was a place to drink endless supplies
of beer with others. That's still heaven to us too.

We're told that when a king among the Bagonda people of Uganda dies, his widows.
have the great honor of drinking the beer used to clean his entrails.  That may
explain why the last few kings were unable to find any wives.

Sticking fingers into the foam on top of beer (the head) will get rid of it. The
natural oil on the fingers breaks the surface tension of the bubbles. This
collapses them. This explains why we recommend that beer drinkers always
wash their hands after going to the restroom.

File under "poetic justice" - A drinking establishment is now located in the New York
City building that once housed the National Temperance Society

The body or lightness of whiskey is primarily determined by the size of the grain
from which it is made; the larger the grain, the lighter the whiskey.  
The same is not true of beer of course.

As Magellan prepared to sail around the world in 1519, he spent more on Sherry
than on weapons.  Who can blame him?  It was a long trip.

Montana became the first state to repeal its enforcement of Prohibition, doing
so in 1926 (Prohibition lasted from 1920 through 1933). We love Montana.

Bourbon is the official spirit of the United States, by act of Congress. Bet you
thought it was Casper.   By the way, beer was voted down for the honor.

Letters from “increase alcohol taxes” can be used to spell “Alert: Halt excess excise
taxes on alcohol.” Trust us on that unless you  have a lot of  free time.to prove it.

Frederick the Great of Prussia tried to ban the consumption of coffee and
demanded that the populace drink alcohol instead.
That explains why he is called "Great:.

The bill for a celebration party for the 55 drafters of the US Constitution was for
54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 bottles of whiskey, 22 bottles of port,
8 bottles of hard cider, 12 beers and seven bowls of alcohol punch.  

The shallow champagne glass originated with Marie Antoinette. It was first formed
from wax molds made of her breasts.  Must be true we saw it on the Internet.

The purpose of the indentation at the bottom of a wine or big beer bottle is
to strengthen the structure of the bottle. The purpose of the cork/cap is to keep  
the liquid inside

The term "brand name" originated among American distillers, who branded their
names and emblems on their kegs before shipment. Only a few brewers did also.

Bar statistics show that alcohol consumption decreases during the time of the
full moon.  Werewolf activity however markedly increases.

Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) most likely distributed apple seeds across
the American frontier so that people could make fermented apple juice ("hard" cider)
rather than eat apples.

White lightning is a name for illegally-distilled spirits. All spirits are clear or "white"
until aged in charred oak barrels. Moonshiners skip the aging process to reduce
risk of arrest, hence the name of their product. Moonshining is profitable
because the taxes on legally-produced spirits are so high.

89.Letters from “drink to your health” can be used to spell “ideal heart diet.”
Drinking alcohol in moderation reduces the risk of heart disease by an
average of about 40%

It's a myth that 92.Sucking on pennies will have no affect on the results of a
breathalyzer test. (Therefore, doing so makes no cents!)

Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seus) was caught with beer and booze in
his room when he was a student at Dartmouth College and severely punished.
Years later, the college awarded him an honorary doctorate.

"You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning."
Clay and Jay

See you next month!
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Clay Moore
dedicates this page
to his and
Beer Nexus'
favorite band,
Lunch Hour-
Six Pack
"beer for the ear"
It's time for more ......TALES OF ALES
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