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As reported on UrbanDaddy (definitely a new favorite of mine)...
The Whisky Explorers Club looks to be a very promising way to try new whiskys from around the world. Right now I'm debating joining, but if I do it's definitely going to be the Explorer Scout level. I can't afford enough bottles on top of the tastings to make the additional discount worth it. Membership availability is very limited so you probably should act fast. If I join I'll make sure to update with reviews.
As reported on UrbanDaddy...
The most alcoholic beer in the world can be found here.
It comes as a surprise to me that UrbanDaddy didn't mention the other most alcoholic beer that has been around for a while now, Samuel Adams Utopias®, which can be read up on over at BeerAdvocate. I'm thinking there has to be some reason Tactical Nuclear Penguin doesn't advertise that it holds the record officially (in the Guinness Book or elsewhere), but I don't know the details of that. Maybe it's not officially considered a beer by brewing standards? If anyone knows, please inform me.
Anyway, I'm definitely considering buying one if not just for the name. It is also significantly less expensive than the Utopias, which is currently way out of my price range and will probably prevent me from making a comparison any time soon.
A silly lawmaker called police on a suspicious package instead of smelling it first and then cooking it. Read for the full story here: http://www.wlwt.com/cnn-news/17637031/detail.html
In my opinion, anyone who doesn't know the difference between a bomb and a package of bacon should be locked up as a public service.
I bet the bacon was ultimately thrown in the trash too. What a disgrace. Here is some woven bacon to make your day better:
This is one of the funniest serious news reports I've seen in a while. I'm really impressed with the quality of the girls trying out here... and I'm strictly talking about their football skills of course. The best part is that they are most likely making feminists everywhere throw up whatever they just ate. I'll be following this closely to keep an eye out for the premier. The main question is do you still cheer when great plays are made, or only on plays where body parts are fondled or the limits on the strengths of various clothes are tested? I'm going for the latter.
As a frequenter of Harpoon Brewery events, I was very disappointed in their recent performance. The obvious problem was apparent right when you got there: way too many people. The line for entry was not unbearable, but it took a considerable amount of time even if you had the Friends of Harpoon card for the VIP line, which only beat the normal line by about 5 minutes. On a side note, the guy scanning the Harpoon cards for a chance to win a trip to Montreal did not even offer to scan my card. Not a huge deal for me, but it was just another annoyance for the day. Inside the event only got worse. It started off with long lines for drink tickets, then it moved onto long lines for beers, and finally the natural order of things led to long lines for the pissers, which were all overflowing by the end of the night. I have a couple of solutions in mind for this. The obvious solution is to rent out some more space for the event. There's an adjacent warehouse/parking lot that did not seem to be in use that day, and there was also a lot more room inside the brewery last year that did not seem to be used this year. Add in a few more ticket lines, a bunch more beer stands, and approximately a thousand more urinals and people might end up enjoying themselves. The other, more realistic solution is to have pre-purchased tickets and a sold out capacity. This way you could track how many people are coming and plan all the other things accordingly. It’s a simple process that could go a long way in terms of bettering Octoberfest.
Another thing that got me was the cake eating contest. The fact that they had one was cool and entertaining, but when I saw contestants walking away empty-handed I could not believe my eyes. Who has a cake eating contest without giving away prizes??? A t-shirt, a hat, or even a free drink ticket would have been fine. Maybe I just wasn’t invited to the secret prize-handing-out ceremony, but the person in it that I knew definitely did not take anything home with them. I would have liked to see more contests and a lot more prizes.
For next year, if there’s not a limited amount of tickets sold, I’m just going to go to the Friday night session. It will be a lot less crowded and a lot more fun. I’ll obviously continue going to whatever other events Harpoon puts on. I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed….
A friend and frequenter of the Party Apartment has decided to blow all his savings, rack up credit card debt, delay loan repayments, and live the dream traveling Central and South America. We'd just like to say that we fully support this and any other ridiculous adventures similar to this. Congratulations on doing what the rest of us don't have the balls to do. If we're lucky, maybe we can get a few posts from him on our site. In the mean time, check out his website here.
Telegraph.co.uk - This machine can take your run-of-the-mill £3.99 bottle of plonk and turn it into a finest bottle of vintage tasting like it costs hundreds. It works on any alcohol that tastes better aged, even a bottle of paintstripper whisky can taste like an 8-year-aged single malt. The look and bouquet of the drink is improved and because of the chemical changes, the alcohol is easier to absorb by the kidneys and therefore, hangovers are virtually eliminated. I have even tried it with orange juice after I saw a similar device being used in the US. It didn't just make the juice taste fresher, it made it look brighter too.
You had me at £3.99 bottle.... Honestly, I know that converts to about 100 US$ give or take, but anything considered cheap alcohol holds a special place in my liquor cabinet. The fact that you can actually fool people into thinking you're classy with this machine is just icing on the cake. I don't know when this thing is scheduled for production, but I'm willing to bet I'm one of the first in line to buy it. The price may seem a little steep, but split it with one or two other people and it's a much better investment than most current stocks.
Every Wednesday I'll be doing a posting called Bacon of Light. It will include personal stories of bacon triumph, or web related images/stories/recipes regarding bacon.
Part of being a man is consuming bacon on such a scale that vegans will weep at your feet when they witness it.