Aug
03
2009
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Russian fans told to ‘drink whisky’ when in Wales… What could possibly go wrong???

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Russian fans told to ‘drink whisky’ when in Wales for World Cup qualifer.

From article:

Russian soccer fans have been told to drink whisky on their trip to Wales for next month’s World Cup qualifier to ward off the H1N1 swine flu virus, the head of the country’s supporter association (VOB) said today.

We urge our fans to drink a lot of Welsh whisky as a form of disinfection,” VOB head Alexander Shprygin told Reuters.

“That should cure all symptoms of the disease.”

Russia’s Health Ministry has issued a public warning against travelling to Britain because of the spread of the H1N1 virus but Shprygin said he expected at least several hundred fans would go to Wales for the Sept. 9 qualifier in Cardiff.

“Health officials say this virus is very dangerous but being a fan myself I can tell you that for a real fan nothing is more important than the well-being of the team,” said Shprygin, who also sits on the executive board of the Russian FA.

via Russia fans told to ‘drink whisky’ when in Wales – News & Comment, Football – The Independent.

Apr
14
2009
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Vintage Boston Brewery Posters Color Proofs

Found at Boston Public Library's FlickrStream.
The rest of The Brewery Posters are here.

All images link to higher resolution versions.

 

 

I really like the old school registration marks and color bars.

 

 

 

 

 

Mar
27
2009
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Mar
16
2009
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Nov
24
2008
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The Art of the [Glenfiddich] Barrel

From Glenfiddich's site:

Following the success of the inaugural Glenfiddich Barrel Art exhibition in 2007, we have developed a new exhibition for 2008. This year’s programme involves a single artist who will produce a collection of works that encapsulate the theme of time. We’ve chosen esteemed designer Michael Johnson. Michael has been at the forefront of British design throughout a career spanning decades and work the theme of time has been prevalent in his work to date.

 

 

Link to Exhibition site with more photos.  [via]

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Arts,Design,History |
Oct
21
2008
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Better Beer: College Team Creating Anticancer Brew


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From Science Daily: 

College students often spend their free time thinking about beer, but a group of Rice University students are taking it to the next level. They're using genetic engineering to create beer that contains resveratrol, a chemical in wine that's been shown to reduce cancer and heart disease in lab animals.

Rice's "BioBeer" will be entered in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition Nov. 8-9 in Cambridge, Mass. It's the world's largest synthetic biology competition, a contest where teams use a standard toolkit of DNA building blocks — think genetic LEGO blocks — to create living organisms that do odd things.

Notable past iGEM creations include sheets of bacteria that behave like photographic film and bacteria that smell like mint while they're growing but like bananas when they stop growing. Rice's student-led iGEM team — the Rice BiOWLogists — are returning for a third year. Their entry last year, a bacterial virus that fought antibiotic resistance, was well-received but finished out of the prize running.

"After last year's contest, we were sitting around talking about what we'd do this year," said junior Taylor Stevenson. "(Graduate student) Peter Nguyen made a joke about putting resveratrol into beer, but none of us took it seriously."

But when the team began looking in earnest for a new project this spring, they discovered a good bit of published literature about modifying yeast with resveratrol-related genes. When they looked further, they found two detailed accounts by teams that had attacked both halves of the metabolic problem independently.

"That was when we said, 'You know, we could actually do this,'" said junior Thomas Segall-Shapiro.

Ironically, most of the team's undergraduate members aren't old enough to legally drink beer. But the reality is that with less than a month to go until the competition, the team has yet to brew a drop. All their work to date has gone into creating a genetically modified strain of yeast that will ferment beer and produce resveratrol at the same time. While the team does plan to brew a few test batches in coming weeks, these will contain some unappetizing chemical "markers" that will be needed for the experiments.

"There's no way anyone's drinking any of this until we get rid of that, not to mention that there's only one genetically modified strain of yeast that's ever been approved for use in beer, period," said Segall-Shapiro. "In short, it will be a long time before anybody consumes any of this."

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Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Hmmn. Interesting.,Weird News |
Oct
14
2008
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Oct
03
2008
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Guinness Spot — “Spoken Word”



Working with a powerful script and creative from Saatchi & Saatchi London, Shilo directed this spot — which has as its main components location-based live-action cinematography, an amazing performance by international spoken word artist Ainsley Burrows and stylized original animation seamlessly blended into the striking visuals.

Found at Adland 

 

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Alcohol,Video |
Feb
06
2008
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Carling iPint — Clever useless iPhone App

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Nifty little advertising gimmick.

Thanks Noah.

Originally posted 2008-07-28 10:39:18.

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Alcohol,Entertainment,Humor,Tech |
Feb
05
2008
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The Booze Bra

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Complete article: 

Could this be the reason Amy Winehouse seemed to have sprouted such a heaving chest when she left rehab yesterday?

For those occasions when booze just isn't allowed a wine-holding bra has been created for the ladettes of this world.

Be it a rock concert of simply a trip to the women simply need to fill up the sports bra device with their favourite tipple and then once inside suck the liquid out of the special teat.

The bra serves the double purpose of also making the wearer's (wine) rack look more full – until the alcohol is all drunk down that is and the woman goes from a big chested beauty to a big bellied Betty.

The £20 polyurethane bladder can contain 750ml of liquid (a normal wine bottle) and boosts a woman's chest by two cups.

It is not the first time Metro has reported on illicit booze drinking devices. In 2006 we brought you the polyurethane beer belly for men.

For more information go to www.firebox.com/product/2061?src_t=cat&src_id=party

Found here

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Design,Humor,Weird News |
Nov
29
2007
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Brazen Thief Robs 180 Kegs of Guinness

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DUBLIN – A thief made off with 180 kegs of Guinness beer after smoothly driving into the Dublin brewery which makes the black stout and snatching a trailer load of drink, police said on Thursday.

The incident took place on Wednesday at the Guinness brewery on the banks of Dublin's River Liffey where Ireland's trademark tipple has been brewed for almost 250 years.

The lone raider's haul also contained 180 kegs of Budweiser and 90 barrels of Carlsberg lager, police said.

"A man drove into the yard in a truck and took a trailer containing the drink which has an estimated value of 64,000 euros (46.000 pounds)," a police spokesman said.

Link

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Europe,Humor,Weird News |
Oct
25
2007
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Sam Adams (Beer Co.) sues Sam Adams (Mayoral Candidate)

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Will the *real* Sam Adams please stand up: 

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Boston brewers of Sam Adams beer objected when they learned that a mayoral campaign here included Web sites invoking the name of their product.

What they didn't realize is that Sam Adams is also the name of the candidate — and has been since before the beer hit the market.

The Portland Sam Adams, a mild-mannered bicycle rider, is a far cry from the Boston Sam Adams, a patriot, brewer, rabble-rouser and business flop of Revolutionary War times. The second cousin to former president John Adams inherited the brewery, and it failed several years later.

When Mayor Tom Potter said he wouldn't seek re-election last month, City Commissioner Sam Adams jumped into the nonpartisan race. So far he's the only candidate.

Enterprising KEX radio hosts Mark Mason and Dave Anderson registered the Web addresses http://www.samadamsformayor.com and http://www.mayorsamadams.com, promising to give them to Adams if he discussed his political future on their show. Adams did.

The letter from Boston Beer Co. came to Anderson last week.

"Boston Beer has used the trademarks SAM ADAMS and SAMUEL ADAMS since 1984," said the letter, which asked Anderson to surrender the Web sites.

The radio hosts have responded by broadcasting the sound of a listener pouring Sam Adams beer in the toilet.

Article found here 

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Hmmn. Interesting.,Weird News |
Oct
23
2007
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Beer in a bag?

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China. Tsingtao in a bag.

Thanks Mike L 

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Asia,Hmmn. Interesting.,Humor,Weird News |
Sep
19
2007
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Man, 72, refused alcohol over age

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Clip:

Supermarket staff refused to sell alcohol to a white-haired 72-year-old man – because he would not confirm he was over 21.

Check-out staff at Morrisons in West Kirby, Wirral, demanded Tony Ralls prove he was old enough to buy his two bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Mr Ralls asked to see the manager who put the wine back on the shelf.

The grandfather-of-three said he had refused to confirm he was over 21 as it was a "stupid question."

Link to article 

Aug
07
2007
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Germany’s national railway wasn’t about to risk sending a trainload of soccer fans to a German Cup match without beer

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Photo: Woody Norvell

From The Guardian:

Federal police said Monday that the beer tap failed aboard a special train carrying Bayer Leverkusen fans to Hamburg on Saturday. The fault was discovered half an hour into the journey.

"In order not to endanger the good mood" of the passengers, railway officials halted the train in Wuppertal for 25 minutes and had a replacement part delivered by taxi, a police statement said. It added that there was no trouble among the fans.

Their team was less obliging. Top-division Leverkusen's 1-0 elimination from the cup by second-division St. Pauli in a first-round upset left its fans with plenty of sorrows to drown on the way home.

 Link

Jul
18
2007
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Linus licks the bacon ice cream. “Not bad,” she says.

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Bacon ice cream anyone? 

Don't forget 'Tuesday is bacon night' at Harris Grill, Pittsburg, PA. 

Bacon is a versatile breakfast ingredient but not limited to morning fare.

Keep abreast of what's happening in the bacon world, for example, did you know that scientists have cloned pigs that are engineered to contain omega-3 fatty acids, which produce healthier pork?

Mary Keller,
Librarian
"Can't they put some of that omega stuff in cigarettes?"

Apologies to my vegetarian friends for this posting, you need to look here now. 

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Food,Hmmn. Interesting.,Humor,Weird News |
Jul
13
2007
0

All things Italian —

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Photo: Ramperto
 

An excellent site created by the Italian Trade Comission. Check out the regions, wines and food categories. Site also includes a 92 page cookbook in PDF format. 

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Europe,Food,Hmmn. Interesting. |
Jul
06
2007
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Center seeks volunteers for beer-tasting festival

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The Acadiana Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers to help staff the inaugural Gulf Brew beer-tasting festival, to be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 14 in downtown Lafayette.

The festival features samples from breweries across the Gulf South, as well as activities for children.

In exchange for working a two-hour shift, volunteers — ages 21 or older — will get one “Taster Ticket” good for 15 three-ounce samples from the participating breweries.

Volunteers also get free draft beer at the end of their shift.

Gulf Brew is modeled in the style of Germany’s Oktoberfest.

Participating breweries include Saint Arnold Brewing Co. of Houston; Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co., Kiln, Miss.; Abita Brewing Co., Abita Springs; and Zea Brewery, Metairie.

Lafayette’s own beer-brewing club, the Dead Yeast Society, will participate.

Link to article  

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Humor,Weird News |
Jul
05
2007
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More good news about wine…

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NEW YORK: Latest research by Italian scientists has shown that drinking wine can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease and sore throats.
Both red and white wines contain some powerful germ killing ingredients. Drinking a glass of wine regularly can act as an effective agent against disease causing streptococci bacteria and upper respiratory tract infections, said a study published in the American Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Moderate consumption of red wine is already known to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's. Recent studies also show that drinking a glass of red wine every day can have a positive effect on cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
But wine's antibacterial qualities, although well known by the ancient Romans, have been little investigated, said Italian researcher Gabriella Gazzani.
Gazzani's team used bottles of supermarket Valpolicella and Pinot Nero for their research, pouring the wines into bowls containing bacteria, said the online edition of Daily Mail.
"Overall, our findings seem to indicate that wine can act as an effective anti-microbial agent against streptococci bacteria and upper respiratory tract infections," said Gazzani.
Previous good news on P&F [1] [2] Link to article

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Hmmn. Interesting.,Weird News |
Jul
02
2007
0

Larry the Cable Guy gets own ‘Git-R-Done’ beer

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Mike Schilling, who runs the winery with his wife, Sharon, is confident Git-R-Done beer will appeal to the comedian's fan base.
"Rednecks love quality, too," he said.

Link to CNN

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