“Several of you told me that I was “going to die” if I drank 13 beers while running the San Francisco Half Marathon. I did not die. I puked three times, blacked out for miles 11 and 12, and needed five hours to finish. This is my story
posted by sveskemus
on Aug 3, 2010 -
The Spirits Of The Times: Whatever's Next?
In an unstable marketplace, good old spirits have been undergoing an extraordinary renaissance since 1988, with 2003 the best year yet. And growing. With summer over and thoughts turning
to the more warming libations, I wonder what the next big drinking craze will be. My bets are on the wonderful, underrated fruit brandies
, distilled directly from fruit juices with nothing else added: kirsch
. Mmmm... The best eaux-de-vie
, in my experience, are those from G. E. Massenez
and above all (though they're quite expensive and alcoholic) from the Swiss Paul Morand
distillery. (Flash req.
) An ice-cold Williamine
, served in a shot glass surrounded by an old-fashioned tumbler full of shaved ice: oh what bliss on an autumn night, after a late dinner with old friends!
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 27, 2003 -
Does Beer Really Equal Democracy Equal The U.S.A? Max Rudin's
somewhat wild assumptions only make this article of his more interesting. But is it true that beer in North America overtakes all the usual class, status and income boundaries? If so, it certainly sets it apart from Europe, where all the old preconceptions and habits still prevail and (at least in the Southwest) a glass of wine is always cheaper than a beer. So I guess the question here is: just how political
can beer be? [As a chaser, the British expert Michael Jackson's list of the ten great beers of America seems authoritative and tempting, if a tad disloyal to the cask-conditioned real, live ales of England and Scotland...
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jul 15, 2002 -
Beer makes me smart...Beer, me make art
After trying to make little "Golden Child" men out of Bud Lite cans Saturday, I checked the web for other beer inspired artforms. The results are range from the folky-Beer Label
art to cozy beer bottle
homes and dangerous beer can guns
. Even cash can be made...for hilarious rent woes
... to Big $$$ as with David Hockney's Pearl Blossom Highway
currently at the Getty Museum. Anyone else inspired by beer?
posted by hellinskira
on Apr 8, 2002 -
The Philadelphia Daily News has recently covered
a series of articles
on "Malternatives," those hard liquor laced beverages like hard lemonades and vodka based alterna-beers that have sprung up in the last year. Even though they contain 100% distilled alcohol, they are taxed as beer
, saving Smirnoff over $80 million in taxes last year alone. Among their other advantages for manufacturers, they get to advertise on TV and be placed for sale next to milder forms of alcohol, dodging laws against hard liquor. Is this a boon for the industry or deceptive practices?
posted by mathowie
on Mar 29, 2002 -
give up lunchtime milk, pop, and fruit drinks for low-alcohol beer. Once I got over my "American sensibilities" this seems like a good idea.
posted by skallas
on Jun 28, 2001 -
Can advertisers get more stupid?
I hope so. I find this entertaining. Bud Light is carding people at the door to their website. Refrigerator door, that is! Type in your birthdate, and enter the fridge. And no fair cheating
you juvenile delinquents! Anyone wanna share other Stupid Advertiser Tricks they've found?
I don't know why I care. I drink vodka.
posted by ZachsMind
on May 2, 2001 -
The Shmaltz Brewing Company
out of San Francisco is the brewer of He'brew, the Chosen Beer. Be sure to try the Sammy Davis, Jr., which is a cocktail of Guinness floating atop He'brew Genesis Ale. L'Chaim!
posted by tdecius
on Oct 10, 1999 -