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Hey you mugs, thinkin’ ain’t drinkin’. — , The Simpsons
It’s St. Patrick’s Day. Time to get your green on. Most people get into the spirit with green clothes or accessories or beer… but there are those who dye everything around them an emerald hue.
National sales of craft beer grew 10.3 percent in 2009, despite the fact that overall beer sales in the United States fell by 2.2 percent, according to figures released Tuesday by the Brewers Association.
People sensitive to the taste of fat tend to eat less of it and are less likely to be overweight, according to Australian research that found human tongues can detect fatty tastes in addition to the five others — sweet, sour, salty, bitter and protein-rich.
Can a drink a day keep the pounds away? Perhaps for the ladies. New research suggests that women who regularly consume moderate amounts of alcohol are less likely to gain weight than nondrinkers and are at lower risk for obesity.
The dreaded morning-after feeling could be a thing of the past after scientists in South Korea came up with a technique that allows drinkers to avoid a hangover by adding extra oxygen to drinks.
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.