'The ploughman's lunch
is a UK pub meal who's core components are cheese, chutney, and bread. It can also include such items as boiled eggs, ham, and pickled onions, and is accompanied with beer.' [more inside]
posted by panaceanot
on Aug 12, 2013 -
"My name really is Michael Jackson. But I don't sing and I don't drink Pepsi. I drink beer. That's what I do for a living." -- This is how the Beer Hunter introduced himself in the first episode of his 1990 television series. In six episode he introduced the viewer not just to the world of Belgian beers or the best of British, but also the then new and quickly growing world of American craft brewing. Early August 2007, only a few weeks before he passed away, Daniel Shelton had the last ever interview with the Beer Hunter
, which is now up in its entirety on Youtube. [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse
on Aug 6, 2013 -
Magic Hat Brewery is facing a ban
in several Lexington, Kentucky establishments after a recent lawsuit against local business West Sixth Brewery. Many are dubious
about the claims being made regarding copyright infringement. The Consumerist offers a visual guide to some of the potential similarities
between the designs. West Sixth claims that they are experiencing corporate bullying
and have asked the community to sign a petition and stop drinking Magic Hat, while Magic Hat argues that West Sixth has been less than straightforward
with the public. West Sixth responds
with further claims of corporate chicanery.
posted by a fiendish thingy
on May 23, 2013 -
A heat map of your preferences over the beer space.
Developer Kevin Jamieson writes, "Beer Mapper is a practical implementation of my Active Ranking work on an Apple iPad. The application presents a pair of beers, one pair at a time, from a list of beers that you have indicated you know or have access to and then asks you to select which one you prefer. After you have provided a number of answers, the application shows you a heat map of your preferences over the 'beer space.'" [more inside]
posted by clavicle
on Apr 25, 2013 -
The BBC reports
that "Beer drinkers in the US have filed a $5m (£3.3m) lawsuit accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its beer." The lawsuits are based on information from former employees at breweries owned by the multinational. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore
on Feb 27, 2013 -
We’ve got ponies, glasses, middies an’ pots, see, the first man said.
Now a pony’s four ounces –
The second man said,
Two to four.
All right, two to four. But who the hell drinks two’s? [more here]
Visiting Australia? There are just a few things you need to know when ordering
... [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia
on Jan 8, 2013 -
"Now it is instructive to go into, eg, one of the big old boozers in the East End of London and imagine them not as they are, just one room, frequently, if they’ve been hipstered up, with unplastered brick walls and big, clear windows, but as they were 50, 60, 80, 100 years ago, carved into three, four or more separate spaces by mahogany and etched glass barriers, each section with its own hermetic, exclusive group of customers, who would rather walk into the wrong lavatory than the wrong bar, and served, often, by its own separate door to the streets outside." -- Martyn Cornell dives into the diverse varieties of British bar one could encounter until recently
posted by MartinWisse
on Oct 30, 2012 -
, a German-style lager, has been brewed just outside the capital of Independent Samoa since 1978. There are two versions to choose from, the normal 4.9% strength
and the the export-only 6.7%
. But, unless you're somewhere near Samoa, you probably won't be able to find it. So, enjoy the commercials, instead! [more inside]
posted by barnacles
on Aug 7, 2012 -
The Oglala Sioux tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have just filed a lawsuit against
Anheuser-Busch, InBev, SABMiller, Molson Coors, MillerCoors and Pabst, along with the four off-licences in Whiteclay, seeking $500m (£310m) in damages for their alleged encouragement of the "illegal sale and trade in alcohol" to members of the tribe.
upon briefly in early comments
, Whiteclay (pop. 11) has been long known for its disproportionate volume of liquor sales, with over 5 million cans of beer sold each year, while Pine Ridge, who outlawed drink on its property, and has a population of 20,000, suffers from a disproportionate percentage of families with at least one alcohol dependent adult member (no less than 85%).
posted by infini
on Feb 18, 2012 -