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I’d rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy. —
If brewers could make a zero-calorie beer, would you even want it? More and more big-label brewers are trying to wring calories from popular brands of beer. Why? Because sales of light and ultra-light beers are up and brewers keep trying to go lower. As advances in beer science (and marketing) continue, consumers keep buying the stuff.
The Super Bowl® commercials have always been at least as popular as the game. People who don’t really watch football (I usually get bored around the 3rd period) watch the biggest game of the year so they can see what the ad wizards have come up with for $6 million dollars a minute (actual guesstimated rate). And what of beer?
If “having it your way” has always been a burger with a cold beer on the side, then Burger King may finally have the happy meal you’re looking for. Can you say fast-beer restaurant?
Do you like beer? Do you have a functioning cardiovascular system? A Tacoma, Washington based blood center offers donors a deal: Give a pint of blood, get a pint of beer.
Would you like to spend the night drinking and not have to worry about the hangover the next morning? How about not even worrying about driving home? Just pop a pill to sober up and drive home.
Whether you’re new at this drinking thing or consider yourself an old pro like the Buddies do, there is one certain thing that we have in common… the hangover. Here’s a few simple things to keep you on your toes when you’re out drinking in the New Year.
It’s the most wonderful time of the beer. Just the other day, I commented that MillerCoors’ Blue Moon “doesn’t suck, but I don’t really care for it.” So I was surprised to find myself buying a six-pack of their seasonal beer called Full Moon.
Not sure what beer to drink? The folks at Eating the Road and SloshSpot.com have come up with a flow chart to help you with the inevitable decision we all face at one point or another.
About two years ago, my buddy John gave me a set of Samuel Adams Boston Lager Glasses. Since there is always some kind of Sammy A in my fridge, it’s nice to have some highly distinctive matching glasses.
Only a few years ago, Guy Fieri won the second season of The Next Food Network Star. Today this “Bad Boy” of Food Network has teamed up with the designers of Ergo Chef to create some hot rod knives with some great specs.
J&D’s Baconnaise Bacon Flavored Spread was a big hit recently when I used it as a dip for deep-fried beer-battered onion rings. A good gift… a GREAT stocking stuffer. Make it Baconnaise for the holidaise.
George Wendt is recognized world-wide for his role as Cheers barfly Norm Peterson. In his book “Drinking With George,” Wendt finds plenty of common ground with his televised alter ego.
For whatever reason, Blue Moon wheat beer–brewed by MillerCoors–is one of the hottest-selling “craft” brews by a major bottler, but Anheuser-Busch is angling to cut in on that growth with its new Bud Light Golden Wheat. Only two months after its debut, the new wheat beer has nearly matched Blue Moon’s monthly sales.
The Beerometry t-shirt is a 100% ringspun cotton shirt from CraftBeerClothing.com. It’s proud creators say, “you will probably want to wear the shirt every day, even to church.”
The Boston Beer Company, known for many quality beer styles and a cult of craft beer that now borders on being mainstream, recently released their 2009 batch of Samuel Adams Utopias. Utopias is the flagship brew of their “extreme” beer line.