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Why drink more beer? It’s good for you!

drink beer

Well, just consider that when we touch the cold bottle from the fridge or over the bar counter, we listen to the carbon dioxide that is released while the beer’s foam develops, we see the amber color of the beer poured into our glass, we smell the aromatic substances that come from the snatch block and of course we taste the distinct bitter beer taste that is associated with the contained acids and wooden taste of tannins.

Enjoying a beer on a hot day watching our favorite sports games and cooking barbeque is one of the traditions beer has become famous worldwide for.

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Feeling blue ? Johnny Walker Blue Label that is…

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Handcrafted Lacquer Presentation Case

{xtypo_dropcap}A{/xtypo_dropcap}nd for smoothness, few can beat Johnnie Walker Blue Label, an inspired blend of the world’s rarest and most expensive whiskies, which have been chosen at the peak of their perfection, some having been aged in oak for at least 50 years!

A few of the distilleries that produced these casks are no longer in existence, making these whiskies totally irreplaceable and totally unique from bottle to bottle.

So next time you find yourself at Changi Airport’s new Terminal 3, keep your eyes open for the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Handcrafted Lacquer Presentation Case.

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Schumich Café Amstedam

November 26, 2012

Schumich Café

Schumich Café Amstedam

This old brown pub always welcomes everyone and many make good use of this hospitality. Still the clientele is mostly made up of regulars, amongst which shopkeepers and their employees after a busy day.

They constitute a better source of information about this lively quarter offering lots of fun and games, than does the official Tourist Information on the Station square. To accompany the drinks there are the usual snacks. Disabled access is available.

— Schumich Café, Near Centraal Station, Singel 6, Amsterdam, 1013 GA, +31 20 622 00 02,

November 21, 2012

The Perfect Coffee Pour

This visual guide has been designed to identify the many complex and confusing types of coffee drinks, perfect for everyone from the brew master to the average coffee lover.

W Wine Bar Singapore

November 2, 2012

W Wine Bar

W Wine Bar Singapore

“W” Wine Bar hosts an outstanding selection of more than 200 non and vintage wines, as grand as 1982 to the most recent drinkable harvest. Wines are carefully stored in a controlled chilled walk-in-cellar, amidst an interior of subdued blends of pale stone, clear glass and dark wood, harmonised by subtle lighting and attentive staff.

The space is both open and intimate, allowing friends the opportunity to meet and mingle, or couples to enjoy privacy in public. Vinophiles can plan their wine campaign through the walk in wine cellar.

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October 26, 2012

Meanwhile in Hong Kong

Horrified, he immediately goes to see a doctor. The doctor, never having seen anything like this before, orders some tests and tells the man to return in two days for the results.

The man returns a couple of days later and the doctor says: “I’ve got bad news for you —you’ve contracted Mongolian VD. It’s very rare and almost unheard of here. We know very little about it.”

The man looks a little perplexed and says: “Well, give me a shot or something and fix me up, Doc.”

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Beer Drinking Etiquette

October 19, 2012

Beer Drinking Etiquette

Beer Drinking Etiquette

But a few beers too many and one becomes simply an animal themselves. In keeping with the civilized nature for which the witty barman is known, the follow is a short list of Beer Etiquette to follow to keep things smooth between you and your fellow beer drinkers.

 

Break these rules and its back to sipping prune-o under the fruit tree with Simba the Chimp.

Rule 1: No Dual-Openers Anyone accidentally opening another beer, before finishing their current beer, is cut off. However, double-fisting is allowed.

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Dale's Pale Ale in a can

October 13, 2012

Dale’s Pale Ale

Dale's Pale Ale in a can

 

Sure, you could argue ribbed sweaters, motorcycles, and punk rock t-shirts, but beer is the essential accessory, regardless of mode of dress. Good beer is as welcome at a wedding as it is at a barn dance, elegant as a tuxedo, and familiar as faded overalls. Only one minor problem with good beer. Good beer is hard to find in a can.

Let’s face it, there are some places where beer in a can makes sense. The average long-neck bottle, no matter how well engineered, simply cannot hold up to the real rednecklifestyle. Ever backpacked bottles up a Fourteener? Ever used a bottle opener after shooting the high end of Gore Canyon in a wooden canoe? Of course not.

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wheat beers

October 9, 2012

Wheat beers are sweet beers

wheat beers

 

1) O’Dell’s Easy Street Wheat The most popular and accessible wheat in the state, Easy Street comes with two hard and fast rules– always drink it from the tap (never the bottle) and squeeze in a slice of lemon to bring out the taste. Easy Street is highly chuggable for a wheat, and settles the stomach like a stout … yep, a beer that won’t give you the munchies. There’s enough fermented crap in it to keep any alcoholic in Buzzville, but the concoction isn’t too thick to be enjoyed (see Widmer).

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stout beers

October 2, 2012

Make mine Stout!

stout beers

 

1) Guinness Extra Stout Guinness is the benchmark by which all other stouts are measured. Thick and dark, this is a beer to be savored, not pounded in the back seat of a Camaro in the dance club parking lot. It is worth while to try and find one of the few bars in Denver that will serve you a draught Guinness (or "draft" if that is a little too European for you) at the proper temperature. Don’t start squealing "ew, warm beer!" like a bunch of pantywaists. It really does taste better when you don’t try to numb your taste buds. As an added bonus, if you find a bar that will serve you a proper Guinness, chances are the bartender will be enlightened enough to pour your stout slowly, rather than like a Budweiser, so you don’t end up with half a glass of foam.

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Red lager reviews

September 25, 2012

A look at some red lagers

Red lager reviews

 

1) Killarney’s Killarney’s, or "it’s like Red Budweiser," went down pleasantly curt. Kelley, my cute little research assistant, said giddily, "Ooooh, I like that one, it’s sweet like a ditzy blond. You strap her in the back seat and peep at her boobs every few seconds because they’re fake, empty, and beautiful." We both had a pint before the appetizer, chugged two more before the entrée, and laughed at the waitress adjusting her bra.

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beers of the world

September 18, 2012

Beer Roundtable

beers of the world

 

We had all been working on our individual assignments for a week, so our beer palates were lubed up and ready for the greatest challenge: 12 very different beers in one night. After explaining our mission to a slightly befuddled (but game) waitress, we jumped right in with a round of lagers (apples to apples) from the four corners of the globe.

ROUND 1 (INTERNATIONAL)

Kirin Lager (Japan) Steinlager (New Zealand) Corona (Mexico) Red Stripe (Jamaica)

Right off the bat, we got a bitter beer face from Lodore with Kirin. The brew had the same skunks-n-farts first impression as Heineken sometimes does, or maybe Grolsch. Phil insisted it tasted Italian, which brought to mind a battle of the noodles on Iron Chef … but I digress. The table dubbed it "the reason to drink sake," and we were already hunting around for food to cleanse our palates.

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September 18, 2012

What kind of drunk are you?

This visual guide has been designed to identify the many complex and confusing types of coffee drinks, perfect for everyone from the brew master to the average coffee lover.

August 18, 2012

Goviral

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Air + Alcohol + Carbination

July 26, 2012

‘Air’ (Alcohol Inspired Refresher)

Air + Alcohol + Carbination

Looking for a buzz but not so fond of the harsh flavours of, there’s a tailor made solution ready for you in a drink called AIR (aka; Alcohol Inspired Refresher).

The Mckenzie River Corporation has created a carbonated alcoholic drink of perfect neutrality and positive spirit. Clear, a pure taste and devoid of fragrance, you really can drink this beverage that taste, like, well… liquid Air (aka; water). Now stealth office drunks can get their Monday morning happy hour on without anyone being any the wiser…

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operating a simple bar is simple

July 11, 2012

Simple Bartending Manual

operating a simple bar is simple

Customer Service

Customer Service comes first in the bar. Your patrons should be your number one priority. Particular attention must be paid to all patrons who are attending the Bar. As a bartender, your first priority is to make sure all customers have been helped, or feel served especially. Even if you are in the middle of doing something you should stop and help any customers standing at the bar. A polite and kind attitude is essential. Greet your customer with a smile. Ask him/her what they’d like to drink. Proceed to get them that drink.

 

The Art of Mixing a Drink

There are several varieties of beer, wine and liquor in abar. It’s a must that you become familiar with what you will be serving the night you work.

Beer

All beers should be stocked according to price. On the top shelf of each cooler is the standard beer to be served most. On middle shelves keep the Premium domestics and all the Imports are kept on the bottom. The standard, premium, and imports are different in price. On occasion, your bar will stock specialty beers. You will know the price of those depending on the shelf which they will be stocked.

**Bottles of beer are not to be stored on their sides as the metal in the cap ruins the taste of the beer**

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Beer saved the world

July 11, 2012

How Beer Saved The World

Beer saved the world

Bacardi, secret of the caribbean

July 11, 2012

The Bacardi MMXII Vintage

Bacardi, secret of the caribbean

An unprecedented number of Maestros de Ron Bacardi (Master Blenders), eight in total and each a Bacardi family member, have combined their extraordinary talents and created a very special and rare limited edition Bacardi rum — Ron Bacardi®, de Maestros de Ron, Vintage, MMXII. A blend of the finest Bacardi rums laid to rest in oak barrels over the past 20 years and finished in 60-year-old Cognac barrels, this vintage blend is presented in a hand-blown crystal decanter… as you can see in this video:

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