Friday, January 22, 2010

Booze in the News

Recently there have been several news stories involving various alcohols (and mixers) and it all culminates into a very special anniversary this weekend. 

  • First we have “Why beer is the latest hope in fighting against cancer”. As a few of you know, I support Pints for Prostates and this story plays right into their wheelhouse. 

    Throw in that IPAs are also a favorite of mine, plus the group Alcohol Concern recommends 3-4 “Units” a day for me…and things are looking up in the world.
  • But Vincent never went to no Burger King -“Burger King plans beer-selling Whopper Bar in South Beach”.  I will be in Miami when this taking place, so I will have to head down to SoBE and check it out….possibly with a review.  At $4.25 per beer though, that is a little steep, but if I order beer as part of a Whopper combo  its only $7.99 — roughly $2 more than the same combo meal with a Coke.  We’ll have to see how it goes….maybe it will make the food taste better..


  • The next story up for grabs…. ”Scots 'drink 46 bottles of vodka'”.  The headline here is a bit misleading, and should read “Scots drink the equivalent of 46 bottles of vodka a year”. 

    The story itself is some “We drink to much because it is cheap” piece and really goes to show how the commies have infiltrated the media (the even use Vodka vs Scotch in an article about SCOTLAND).  Personally, if people want to drink it up….I say go for it.
  • For a bit of the unusual - “No Bull:$200,000 in energy drinks stolen from Navy”.   Maybe they were going to ship them to Scotland for their “46 Bottles of Vodka” :P

     Actually, that is a shitload of mixer, and I really throw the

     story in here for two friends….I wonder if they will read 

     this and get the joke.

  • Only in Sweden – “Students stage beer pipeline protest”.  Does it really need further comment?image
  • And FINALLY….This Weekend, the Beer Can celebrates it’s 75th Birthday.  Wow.  Something we take for granted today sounds like it had a rough start.  There is even a blurb HERE  on the History Channel (at the end of the video).  Krueger’s Finest Beer started everything rolling after Prohibition, and I don’t believe the Beer Industry has looked back since.  If it wasn’t for Krueger’s, then we never would have evolved to Guinnes with the Widget….and what a sad place the world would be then. 


So, I hope you enjoyed the reading and I look forward to the next blog post. 

Raise a toast to the Beer Can with me this weekend and be safe.



  1. My favorite IPA is McEawn's and you can find it several places in Columbia

  2. Mmmmmm....Love's me some McEawn's.


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