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Anheiser Busch Thinks You’re Stupid

November 13th, 2008

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There was recently a Budweiser commecial touting Anheiser Busch’s “commitment” to beer. It proclaimed Budweiser’s committment to tradition by brewing it’s flagship Bud beer in the same manner for over 130 years. “130 Years!” It emphasized. As someone with a bit of international beer experience, this statement had me in stitches.

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The Worlds Most Expensive Beers

November 9th, 2008

Craft beers are all the rage in the states. Beers that are meant to be savored, enjoyed, maybe even stored in theDrinking Beer - Sam Adams Utopia cellar for a while. This new phenominon may be due to diminishing beer sales, or maybe it’s just a new niche market to exploit. Either way, craft beers have surfaced which offer a new sophistication to the beer lover… as well as a much larger price tag. Some examples:

  • Michelob brews “Celebrate” which goes for $10 per bottle and comes in at 10% alcohol by volume.
  • The “Stone Imperial Russian Stout” from Stone Brewing is $9 per bottle at 10.8% alcohol by volume.
  • Dogfish Head makes “Fort” for $16 per bottle which contains 18.5% alcohol by volume.

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How To: Fall in Love with Beer

April 9th, 2007

Drinking Beer - Learn to Love Beer It is commonly said that beer is an acquired taste, and it’s true. Anyone who enjoys Barley Wine can tell you, the taste must be acquired. To enjoy such strong and bold beers requires an experienced and trained pallet.

  • How does one train their pallet?
  • How can you “acquire” a taste for beer?

By drinking beer of course, but there’s more to it than that. Every beer lover knows someone who hates beer, and it might be hard to understand why, but it’s simply inexperience. This step-by-step guide will help you convert people into devoted beer drinkers.

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Liquor Before Beer Never Fear

March 19th, 2007

Drinking Beer - Beer GlassThe law that many college students live by: “Liquor before beer never fear; beer before liquor, never sicker.” The scientific community has investigaed the legitimacy of this “law”, and proved it false. There are articles about congeners, touting the advantages of drinking clear liquor over dark ones. There is evidence that alcohol in carbonated beverages is absorbed more quickly by the body.

This isn’t a science website, it’s a Drinking website. So let’s cut to the chase. The only science needed is that 1.5 ounces of liquor is absorbed much more quickly than 12 ounces of beer, and they contain the same amount of alcohol. Oh, and the more alcohol you drink, the sicker you will be. Let’s examine both possible scenarios.

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If Beer had a Nutrition Label

February 8th, 2007

The nutritional value of beer is a much debated issue. If you read my article “Top 10 Reasons Beer is Good for your Health” you will likely learn a lot about the numerous studies done on Beer Drinking. Everyone wants beer to be good for them, so they do research to prove that it is.

We need a reference. An honest account of what is in the average beer. You can say that light beers have slighly less carbs, and your heavier beers have slightly more, but do remember that it is only the difference of a 20 minute walk. Why don’t beers have nutritional facts labels anyway.

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Top 10 Reasons Beer is Good for your Health

February 6th, 2007

Everyone is looking for a reason to drink beer. Right? It turns out that a lot of people are. So here are 10 great reasons to drink more beer. Not only that, but they’re all true. Beer really is good for your health, so drink up!

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Top 10 Beer Myths

February 2nd, 2007

It seems like there is always that guy in the bar that has a crazy story about the beer he’s drinking. The worst part, sometimes its believable, so you tell someone, then they tell someone, and thats a beer myth. Here are ten of the more outrageous myths about beer and what you need to know to set that guy in the bar straight.

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Beer Types

January 22nd, 2007

There are two primary types of beer, Ales and Lagers. The primary distinction is the temperature at which the beer is fermented. Ales are fermented at higher temperatures 65-75°F, and Lagers are fermented much colder at about 46-55°F.

The second distinction is the type of yeast that is used in the fermentation process. Ales generally use top fermenting yeast. This means that the yeast floats on the surface for the first few days and then settles on the bottom. Lagers use bottom fermenting yeast, which does not float to the surface before settling.

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The Beer Belly

January 20th, 2007

We all love beer. I think that is a given. The problem with good beer isn’t just the occasional hangover; it’s also what the wife has probably mentioned to you, calories. The better the beer the more the calories, that’s the way it seems. So drinking copious amounts of good beer invariably leads to… the Beer Belly.

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Belgian Beer Part 2

January 18th, 2007

I’ll pick up right where I left off. This is the continuation from Belgian Beers Part 1. In case you missed it, Belgium is where you want to visit if you love beer since they make more of it than anyone else. Here are some more of the types of beer from Belgium:

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