Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lubzer Urkraft


At 6%, a couple of Lubzer Urkrafts will set you down a solid path to happiness. Unfortunately, that path is filled with bitter tastes and one hell of a finish.

I'm not sure to say about this beer other than that it should probably be avoided if you're into milder beers. For those that like a little bit of punch, though, this may be the beer for you.


Rating: 2

Method #189 of Ingesting Pivo


KEG STAND aka KEG DIVE

Procedure

1. The person puts both hands on the keg.
2. Friends pick up the person by the legs and tip them upward, as if they were doing a handstand on the keg.
3. The person wraps their lips around the tap, opens it, and drinks.
4. The surrounding audience and awaiting participants chant the number of seconds for which the person is drinking.
5. The person shakes their leg (or head) to signal to friends when they can't drink anymore and need to get down.
6. Repeat.

**7. Do not let drunk people suspend their friends, there is the chance they may drop them onto the keg. This may result in a plethora of injuries from bruised ribs and slight internal bleeding to a concussion.

When you think keg you usually think undergraduate students, possibly in a fraternity, drinking irresponsibly. What you got was a bunch of master's students in their early, mid and late twenties who had never done keg stands before (I was not one of these people). Much like Claireski's smazeny syr cherry was popped on camera, there were many photos representing the keg cherry popping on camera. Good times all around. Highly recommended!

Monday, May 21, 2007

How people from one same island make fun of each other's accent

You know too much vodka and Red Bull has been served when Claire's talk-to-random-strangers-on-the-street bug comes out and strikes again.

4:30am
Claire: Where are you from?
Brit stranger devouring gyros: Sheffield. You?
Claire: Manchester.
Brit stranger devouring gyros: What do you do here?
Claire: I teach English.
Brit stranger devouring gyros: AND you talk like THAT!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Lausitzer Porter


Lausitzer Porter. A dark beer. I seem to recall it being a tough finish. It's one of those meal beers you should only drink on a partially-full stomach, not after a filling German meal full of rostbratl and bratwurst. Mmm...bratwurst.

Unfortunately, this beer just wasn't for me. Other black beers have been fine, but there was something about this one that just didn't work.

Rating: 2

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Start looking for cheap tickets to Canadia?

Just up our alley, the Beer Fest in Montreal!

It's "the brewing event of the year for beerlovers and gourmets!" Daily activities include the Beer Playoffs and Cheese Workshops! Whoohoo. I'm checking my wallet to see if I can make it to this one. Will be sure to tell you alllll about it!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Beer and pizza in one bottle? Yeeeewwww

Beer and pizza are tastes that, for many of us, just seem to go together. But, beer that tastes like pizza?

Something’s brewing in a garage in St. Charles. Tom Seefurth is mixing up a concoction he'll eventually pour out as beer – pizza beer. (details)

Honestly I'm quite disgusted and feeling a bit sick now. For me this is just wrong. What do you guys say?

Monday, May 07, 2007

an alcoholic beer taster - really??

Fakt yo

Read this and you too could get a major corporation to not only help you form and maintain your beer habit but also pay for it when you decide it's a problem - interesting dilemma ...

Will the chocolate tasting employees of Mars, Nestle and Cadburys be jumping on the band waggon soon i wonder...

Not news

Study links alcohol ads to adolescent drinking

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Duckstein


I have had this beer in Canada...on two occasions...but experiencing it much closer to its home gave it a whole new meaning.

If you're looking for a hearty beer that gets you drunk quick, look no further than Duckstein. It packs quite the alcohol content and is dark and malty (although not nearly to the extend of the Highlander).

Unfortunately, a pint is an awful lot of the stuff to ingest in one sitting. It just doesn't taste good enough to want to drink it. You kind of have to will yourself to do it, knowing that the reward at the end is a nice happy feeling.

Rating: 2.

Friday, May 04, 2007

When you've run out of pivo...

Back in Brno the kids were fond of drinking a fruity cocktail- strawberry juice and Bozkov rum (jahoda a bozkov!). A friend recently emailed me with the news that it turns out that drink is actually healthy! The article states, "According to new research published in the Journal Of The Science Of Food And Agriculture, the antioxidant capacity of strawberries can be significantly enhanced when they are combined with ethanol, the type of alcohol found in rum, vodka, tequila and other spirits. Those antioxidants attack free-radicals that can cause cancer, arthritis and heart disease". So, whenever pivo is in short supply, reach for second best: strawberry juice + hard liquor. It could prevent a plethora of diseases!

**Just to note, pivo does have its fair share of nutritional value as well. You can find Vitamin B, carbohydrates, proteins, and minerals such as phosphoric acid.