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Re: Newsday: Booze
« Reply #60 on: April 07, 2009, 01:46:14 PM »
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Re: Newsday: Booze
« Reply #61 on: October 01, 2009, 02:54:33 PM »
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A pub landlady is calling in an exorcist to get read of a ghost which she claims is topping up regulars' pints.

Janice McCormack says the spirit is costing her a fortune as it tops up beers.

Mrs McCormack, 60, said: 'I know it sounds very strange. But it happens when customers pop to the toilet or put their pint down for a second or two, and when they turn around there is an extra inch of beer.'

She has nicknamed the ghost 'Reedy' after legendary actor and drinker Oliver Reed and said he has been haunting the Apsley House in Southsea, Hampshire, after she took over the lease ten years ago.

Since January the generous ghoul has been mysteriously re-fuelling regulars' glasses.

Mrs McCormack, who runs the pub with husband Patrick, said: 'My regulars love it but it is costing me because people are drinking less.

'We are getting more people through the door but it seems to be people expecting a cheap, never-ending pint.

'It is all a bit strange and it is driving me round the bend a bit. It makes stock take an absolute nightmare.'

To the disappointment of thrifty drinkers, she now plans to hold a seance to ask the poltergeist to quit, and if that fails, she will seek an exorcist to get him out.

Regular John Sanders, 27, said: 'I will certainly miss old Reedy because he always keeps me topped up.

'It is a novelty but if the pub is going to lose money then perhaps he'll have to move to a different one.

'You were always guaranteed a hangover when you drank in the Apsley - and you'd always have money left in your pocket for a kebab on the way home.'

The Apsley was formally a Victorian girls school before being used by city councillors as their offices and was turned into a pub in the 1960s.

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Re: Newsday: Booze
« Reply #62 on: January 03, 2010, 01:05:19 PM »
The Sam Adams Noble Pils is getting lots of press today:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/54904

They won a bunch of awards in late 09, and it's now hitting the shelves.

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This year, the Beer Lover’s Choice Program had the highest number of tasters in its five year history, with more than 68,000 votes casts during more than 1,300 tasting events held across the country over the summer.

The voters response to the new Noble Pils was so enthusiastic, with 37,855 votes, that the brewers have decided to make Samuel Adams Noble Pils the new spring seasonal brew. Samuel Adams Noble Pils, a hoppy pilsner beer brewed with all five Noble Hop varieties, will be available nationwide beginning in mid-January replacing Samuel Adams® White Ale as the spring seasonal and in the Brewermaster’s Collection 12-pack.

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Re: Newsday: Booze
« Reply #63 on: January 03, 2010, 01:09:02 PM »
I've become a Sam Adams groupie, so bring it on!

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Re: Newsday: Booze
« Reply #64 on: January 03, 2010, 01:10:34 PM »
Yeah, I avoided Sam Adams after the crushed-glass-in-bottles fiasco. But I've lately been getting into their weird beers.  This ones sounds especially yummy.

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Re: Newsday: Booze
« Reply #65 on: January 03, 2010, 05:47:31 PM »
i haven't had a sam adams in years, but i'll give this a try.
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Re: Newsday: Booze
« Reply #66 on: January 15, 2010, 11:41:26 AM »
Union protests against InBev in Belgium are threatening the world's supply of EuroBud:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8460815.stm

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Re: Newsday: Booze
« Reply #67 on: January 19, 2010, 06:24:36 PM »
From blogaboutbeer.com:


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I always had a sneaking suspicion that drinking moderate amounts of beer was good for me. Turns out I’m right. The presence of the antioxidant Xanthohumol in the oils of hop leaves has been known for awhile (I first wrote about it in December of 2007), but this week even more reports and studies on Xanthohumol and its cancer-fighting agents are surfacing. According to the UK Daily Mail,

    Researchers at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg have discovered that beer contains a powerful molecule that helps protect against breast and prostate cancers.

    Found in hops, the substance called xanthohumol blocks the excessive action of testosterone and estrogen. It also helps to prevent the release of a protein called PSA which encourages the spread of prostate cancer.

While that isn’t new news, this is apparently the first test on Xanthohumol which indicated that it may block the ‘excessive action of testosterone’; the antioxidant was previously thought to only affect estrogen.

    ‘Research is still early but in trials we hope to further demonstrate that xanthohumol actively prevents prostate cancer development,’ says Clarissa Gerhauser of the Heidelberg centre. If successful, xanthohumol may one day be developed as a cancer-fighting drug.

As many of you may know, or remember, tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of the day I lost my mother to breast cancer. So the continued research of beer’s cancer-fighting abilities — and the positive results of that research — just goes to show how truly great this passion of mine, of ours, really is. Cheers to beer.

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Re: Newsday: Booze
« Reply #68 on: January 19, 2010, 07:39:48 PM »
The Sam Adams Noble Pils is getting lots of press today:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/54904

They won a bunch of awards in late 09, and it's now hitting the shelves.

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This year, the Beer Lover’s Choice Program had the highest number of tasters in its five year history, with more than 68,000 votes casts during more than 1,300 tasting events held across the country over the summer.

The voters response to the new Noble Pils was so enthusiastic, with 37,855 votes, that the brewers have decided to make Samuel Adams Noble Pils the new spring seasonal brew. Samuel Adams Noble Pils, a hoppy pilsner beer brewed with all five Noble Hop varieties, will be available nationwide beginning in mid-January replacing Samuel Adams® White Ale as the spring seasonal and in the Brewermaster’s Collection 12-pack.

I picked up the latest Sam Adams variety pack last week and it had some Noble Pils in it. S'ok, I guess. Kind of a "bitter bier" aftertaste. Not their best effort. Their Scotch Ale , however, is quite nice. The Brewmaster's pack is worth giving a whirl just to see what they're up to these days.

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Re: Newsday: Booze
« Reply #69 on: January 20, 2010, 07:36:29 AM »
That's sad to hear.  I was looking forward to it...

And their Scotch Ale is like the MGD of scotch ales.

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Re: Newsday: Booze
« Reply #70 on: January 24, 2010, 12:46:06 AM »
The Sam Adams Noble Pils is getting lots of press today:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/54904

They won a bunch of awards in late 09, and it's now hitting the shelves.

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This year, the Beer Lover’s Choice Program had the highest number of tasters in its five year history, with more than 68,000 votes casts during more than 1,300 tasting events held across the country over the summer.

The voters response to the new Noble Pils was so enthusiastic, with 37,855 votes, that the brewers have decided to make Samuel Adams Noble Pils the new spring seasonal brew. Samuel Adams Noble Pils, a hoppy pilsner beer brewed with all five Noble Hop varieties, will be available nationwide beginning in mid-January replacing Samuel Adams® White Ale as the spring seasonal and in the Brewermaster’s Collection 12-pack.

I picked up the latest Sam Adams variety pack last week and it had some Noble Pils in it. S'ok, I guess. Kind of a "bitter bier" aftertaste. Not their best effort. Their Scotch Ale , however, is quite nice. The Brewmaster's pack is worth giving a whirl just to see what they're up to these days.

So...I like it.  I mean, it's Sam Adams.  So it's a step (a small one) above Michelob Ultra.  But... It's tasty!

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Re: Newsday: Booze
« Reply #71 on: January 24, 2010, 10:45:42 AM »
Well then you're my ARCH-ENEMY from now on!!!

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Re: Newsday: Booze
« Reply #72 on: January 24, 2010, 12:40:48 PM »
Hahaha!  At last we meet, Rotting Corpse!

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Re: Newsday: Booze
« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2010, 03:00:12 PM »
You're no match for my SCOTCH ALE!!!!

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Re: Newsday: Booze
« Reply #74 on: January 25, 2010, 12:01:09 AM »
Excuse me, Gentlemen, but from my most far reaching plantations in l'Afrique, I bring you Mongozo banana beer.
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