Today is National Beer Day (US)

MikeDYurMikeDYur Posts: 1,806
April 7th, I'm off to the store.

EDIT: For the US only, but we don't mind sharing.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Beer_Day_(United_States)

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  • Heater.Heater. Posts: 19,049
    edited April 7 Vote Up0Vote Down
    What?

    For most of my life America did not know what beer was. They only had Bud. I'm happy to see they have learned a thing or two in the last few decades and the "micro-brewery" is now a big thing.

    Also, I thought everyday was National Beer Day in Britain :)

    At least when James Watt was developing his steam engine in 1770 or so he was complaining to his backer, Matthew Boulton, that we had many brilliant engineers but it was impossible to keep them sober long enough to actually do anything!

    Anyway, kippis (Cheers)! I'm sucking on a Finnish Karhu beer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karhu





  • Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) Posts: 20,918
    edited April 7 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Yeah, until the microbrews came along, it had to be Becks or Dortmunder Union for me -- or Guiness when I could find it. Domestic beers had nothing going for them. Growing up in the Midwest, though, we had a plethora of choices from Detroit and Cincinnati: Stroh, Burger, Hudepohl, Wiedemann. Stroh's (from MoTown) was the least obnoxious of the lot (sorry, Cincy!). When I moved to Washington State, things were even worse: Rainier and Oly ruled the day. Both were awful.

    Then came the big mergers and the local breweries either got gobbled up or went out of business. But now, things are great. Even here in little ol' Port Townsend we have a great craft brewery. Their stuff is amazing!

    https://www.porttownsendbrewing.com/

    -Phil

    “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” -Benjamin Franklin
    “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • MikeDYurMikeDYur Posts: 1,806
    edited April 7 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Yeah, until the microbrews came along, it had to be Becks or Dortmunder Union for me -- or Guiness when I could find it. Domestic beers had nothing going for them. Growing up in the Midwest, though, we had a plethora of choices from Detroit and Cincinnati: Stroh, Burger, Hudepohl, Wiedemann. Stroh's (from MoTown) was the least obnoxious of the lot (sorry, Cincy!). When I moved to Washington State, things were even worse: Rainier and Oly ruled the day. Both were awful.

    Then came the big mergers and the local breweries either got gobbled up or went out of business. But now, things are great. Even here in little ol' Port Townsend we have a great craft brewery. Their stuff is amazing!

    https://www.porttownsendbrewing.com/

    -Phil

    “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” -Benjamin Franklin



    I have had tried Burger, Wiedemann. Stroh's, plus Lone Star, Blatz, Olympia, Little Kings, Bud, Miller, Milwaukee's Best, Bush, Natural Ice, Bud Ice, the list goes on and on. All pretty much pee water. When we celebrate, we buy Molson XXX. just for refreshment we buy Natural Ice. Looking to see more craft beers around, now that our governor has lifted the cap. I don't think I have ever tried a beer anywhere near 12 percent, even in Germany. I could be wrong, and just don't remember. ;)
    Say goodbye to Ohio's ABV limit for beer.

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich today (May 31) signed House Bill 37, which does away with the 12 percent cap. The new law -- designed to help grow the state's booming craft beer industry -- also allows open container districts and sets new labeling requirements for high-alcohol brews.
  • ercoerco Posts: 17,819
    So National Beer Day kicks off National Robotics Week? Mere coincidence, I think not!

    Robots & beer go together perfectly.

    Like yin & yang, like PB&J, like rhythm & blues (same initials, mere coincidence, I think not!)

    Plus it's Fillet o' Fish Friday. Could today GET any better?

    (Last Friday was both Fillet o Fish and Baskin Robbins $1.50 cone day. My twins prefer the latter.)
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Our Lager,
    Which art in barrels,
    Hallowed be thy drink.

    Thy kegdom come,
    I will be drunk,
    At home, as in the tavern.

    Give us this day, our foamy head,
    and forgive us our spillages,
    as we forgive those that spill against us,
    and lead us not, into incarceration,
    But deliver us from hang-overs,

    For thine is the beer,
    The bitter and the lager,
    Forever and ever!

    Barmen!
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  • ercoerco Posts: 17,819
    Hahaha, now that's a keeper! Never heard that before. So appropriate for Holy Week!
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Mickster, lol, waiting for Whit to weigh in on that now!
    Jim
  • Mickster wrote: »
    Our Lager,
    Which art in barrels,
    Hallowed be thy drink.

    Thy kegdom come,
    I will be drunk,
    At home, as in the tavern.

    Give us this day, our foamy head,
    and forgive us our spillages,
    as we forgive those that spill against us,
    and lead us not, into incarceration,
    But deliver us from hang-overs,

    For thine is the beer,
    The bitter and the lager,
    Forever and ever!

    Barmen!


    erco wrote: »
    Hahaha, now that's a keeper! Never heard that before. So appropriate for Holy Week!

    RS_Jim wrote: »
    Mickster, lol, waiting for Whit to weigh in on that now!
    Jim



    I don't think any Catholic should take offence to that, it only mimics the writing style. I'm Catholic, and I passed it around, good hearted, clean humor.

  • ercoerco Posts: 17,819
    DOH! I doubt if Whit was offended by the Barman's Prayer, but you just crossed the line calling Episcopal priest Whit a Catholic! YOWSAH! Let me step away from my computer a few paces so the lightning bolts can get a clear shot at Mike!
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • erco wrote: »
    DOH! I doubt if Whit was offended by the Barman's Prayer, but you just crossed the line calling Episcopal priest Whit a Catholic! YOWSAH! Let me step away from my computer a few paces so the lightning bolts can get a clear shot at Mike!


    I wasn't even thinking about Whit's denomination, I was referring to it from my perspective. God knows I'm safe.
  • I know plenty of Christians that would object to the promotion of alcohol. On the other hand, I know plenty of others that drink like fish.

    Personally I think it crossed the line in suggesting that larger was a good idea :)

    By the way, how was National Hangover Day? Which I presume follows...

    In the Finnish language the word for hangover is "krapula". Which I always think is great, it sounds like feels. Turns out it comes from the Latin "crapula". Which is also in the English/American dictionaries as "crapulous".

    Just thought you might like to know that tidbit.

  • In the Finnish language the word for hangover is "krapula". Which I always think is great, it sounds like feels. Turns out it comes from the Latin "crapula". Which is also in the English/American dictionaries as "crapulous".

    I think we covered it.

  • I cleaned it.
  • MicksterMickster Posts: 891
    edited April 11 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Heater. wrote: »
    I know plenty of Christians that would object to the promotion of alcohol. On the other hand, I know plenty of others that drink like fish.

    Personally I think it crossed the line in suggesting that larger was a good idea :)

    For my wedding, the outlaws selected a particular Catholic priest from the other side of England. On the day, I ended up having to go and fetch him because he was too drunk to travel. That and the fact that he was Irish, meant that I had no clue of what vows I made that day.

    He never left the bar, at the reception.

    I am, traditionally, a bitter/real-ale connoisseur but I have to admit that there are some darned good lagers around. I also like a Guiness (liquid Viagra for me) or other stout.

    On returning to Britain, I was alarmed at the popularity of "Buttwiper, King of rears" but that seems to have died off, thankfully.

    I have to laugh at the RAB (real ale brigade) who seem to spend their lives touring the cask-ale houses, sampling everything and making/sharing notes. I guess it's better than train-spotting, though...LOL

    PropBASIC ROCKS!
  • Forgot to mention; if you ever see a RAB guy or train-spotter, look for wedding ring, I have yet to see one...go figure!
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  • TorTor Posts: 1,696
    That may be because if you wave your arms around while leaving the pub you might get your finger ripped off from a nail stuck to the side of a passing lorry (yes it's happened, although it was a truck not a lorry b/c it was on the other side of the pond).
    Better to not wear anything on your body that could lead to disasters. Which is one reason I don't have a wedding ring, despite being married. Wife is in total agreement.
  • MikeDYurMikeDYur Posts: 1,806
    edited April 12 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Tor wrote: »
    Better to not wear anything on your body that could lead to disasters. Which is one reason I don't have a wedding ring, despite being married. Wife is in total agreement.

    +1, no rings. Had them catch on too many things, had part of a finger cut off, couldn't imagine having a finger ripped off.

    Chills up spine :o
  • Yeah, my hands get too close to live 3-phase. Don't need a glowing orange band around my finger.
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  • And don't wear a tie in the machine shop.

    Keep you hair short.


  • Doesn't even have to be a high voltage either. Many a mechanic or electronics tech can tell you about blister wrist or blister finger from 5/6/12 volt high current sources.
    In science there is no authority. There is only experiment.
    Life is unpredictable. Eat dessert first.
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