Monday, December 31, 2007

US & Canada beer

look at this website. if you happen to be travelling or living in a major city in the US or Canada, you can find good beer using google maps. if you are in europe, you don't have to look too hard.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


hops protect beer against contamination. they also improve the taste of the beer.

hops boiled for a long time add to the bitterness of beer
hops boiled for about 15 minutes give it a "hoppy" flavor, which could be many things depending on the type used.
hops boiled for just 5 minutes add to the aroma of the beer, giving it resinous floral aroma, somewhat akin to hashish.

these are two ounces of styrian golding hops

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

So, the evil wins this time?

I have mixed feelings after reading this. Sure I'm not religious and haven't been to a midnight mass for ages and I understand the church's concerns, but still... Is this a compromise? Couldn't the police do better than advising to change the time? What's next then?

Drunks force churches to cancel midnight mass

A growing number of Catholic churches are cancelling midnight mass and holding Christmas Eve services earlier in the evening due to fears of disruption from drunken revellers.

Clergy are also concerned about worshippers trying to make their way home in the face of the threat of street violence and drunken driving. The move is reported by the Roman Catholic magazine, the Tablet.

It said: "Gun crime, rowdy crowds leaving pubs and dangerous drivers have forced many churches to celebrate their first Mass of Christmas Day in the early evening of Christmas Eve.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Hero... or retard

A man nearly died from alcohol poisoning after quaffing a liter (two pints) of vodka at an airport security check instead of handing it over to comply with new carry-on rules, police said Wednesday. (news)

But he didn't die after all. I wonder which vodka it was...

Sunday, December 02, 2007


hard cider and "amber" ale. unspoiled.