Category: Booze News

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Finally, a gin that makes you look younger

Alright kid, you've had enough for tonight.
Alright kid, you’ve had enough for tonight.

Do you drink? Do you enjoy gin, but hate that you’re drinking yourself into an early grave? Are you easily swayed by gimmicks? We’ve got the gin for you.

Enter Anti-aGin, a gin distilled from collagen, and who doesn’t love the taste of collagen? As people who don’t read this site will know, collagen is stuff that’s good for your skin. It helps your skin stay firm. The loss of collagen overtime is one of the effects of aging. Not that it’s backed up by science, but the thinking is that if you can drink collagen, you’ll enjoy a buzz and get a nice, youthful glow. That’s assuming your cheeks aren’t flushed from drinking in the first place.

Like most other shady sounding beverages we feature, Anti-aGin is only available in the U.K. Write your congressman today and tell them you want to drink from the fountain of youth.

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Drunken turkey frames college kids

Despite what the so-called media may report, animals aren’t innocent. In fact, some of them can be real jerks, as a few college kids in California found out.

The “official” story is that some college kids stole a turkey from a local high school and later returned it, missing some feathers and reeking of beer. But we know better. In Orange County, Tim the turkey somehow convinced three college students to let him out of his pen and take him on a wild ride. He likely plied the boy with alcohol, and got them in to trouble, as only turkeys can.

Of course, the kids were arrested, and the turkey was simply returned to its pen. Welcome to Obama’s America.

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Americans are drinking all the beer in Cuba

President Barack Obama’s lifting of the embargo with Cuba wasn’t so much a declaration of peace as it was a declaration of war — specifically, on Cuba’s beer industry.

Now that Americans can travel to Cuba, they seem to be packing their powerful thirst for beer along with them on vacation. They are drinking the country dry. No longer satisfied with Cuba libres or banana daquiris, Americans want to sample the local beer while, and Cuban brewers are having trouble keeping up with demand.

But could this be a bad thing? If Yanqui tourists are drinking up all of the country’s beer, what will the average Josés drink after a long day’s work? A population with out its booze can get rather riled up.

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Self-medication: Palcohol can save your arteries

Remember palcohol, the powered booze that we never got to try because the government banned it? It’s back, and it’s about to solve America’s biggest health crisis.

According to researchers, palcohol can help reduce the plaque that can build up in arteries. Beta-cyclodextrin, one of the active ingredients in many fat-reducing medications, is also found in powdered booze. Scientists found that giving mice that had been fed a high-cholesterol diet some beta-cyclodextrin over a few days and noticed a 46% drop in their overall cholesterol levels.

The time to legalize palcohol is now. We could save lives. Americans want their powered booze, and they want to sprinkle it on their bacon cheeseburgers so they don’t die.

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Say, what’s in this drink?

Some people say that the craft beer movement has a problem with being a boys’ club. There are sexist beer names, sexist beer labels, and of course, some beer snobs out there are also snobbish about genders. One Polish company wants to change all that by brewing a beer using a swab from a model’s lady parts.

The Order of Yoni is running an crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to brew Bottled Instinct, a sour ale made with the lactic acid bacteria in a Czech model’s vagina. The company wants to eventually take regular samples from her to make different kinds of beers. Right now, they have raised about 1% of their goal.

So if you like women, and you like beer, Poland could soon have a drink so gross it will make you swear off both.

(h/t Tessa B.)

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Beer brewed on cruise ships probably safer than the water

The only reason to get on a boat is to drink. Whether it’s a small fishing boat or an ocean liner, one must drink. That’s why no one joins the Navy, you can’t drink at sea. So it’s good news that soon you’ll be able to drink beer brewed at sea on a cruise ship.

Later this year, a Carnival cruise ship will be the first in North America to have a brewery on board. Even though you should really go with liquor to get your money’s worth while at sea, you’ll be able to order an IPA, a wheat beer and a stout brewed right there on the ship, thanks to a partnership with Concrete Beach Brewery in Miami.

Is it the beer s&%ts or just the stomach bug going around the ship? Who knows? Drink anyway.

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Smelling drinks can get you buzzed, science says

Have you ever wanted to be drunk without the hassle of actually drinking a drink? Science says you don’t need to anymore. Turns out,aall you need is a whiff of booze to do the trick.

According to researchers in the U.K., the smell of alcohol can have a similar effect on a person to if they had actually downed the glass. Scientists say this could mean that your brain starts making you feel drunk as a response to sensing alcohol. One could even imagine it’s your brain making itself feel the way it’s accustomed to when you’re knocking a few back.

People who talk about the “nose” of a drink are no longer pretentious, they’re just getting the full effects of what they ordered.

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Children discover hard sodas, which were clearly meant for them

Soda sales have been falling for years, as Americans slowly realize that sugar water really isn’t that good for us, after all. Fortunately, the recent craze in hard sodas is there to pick up the slack. And now, even the kids are getting in on it.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that alcoholic drinks that taste like root beer, ginger ale, orange soda and others are catching on with young people. Every generation gets the Boone’s Farm it deserves. But at an Applebee’s in Tennessee, three kids under the age of 12 were served hard root beer. The kids ordered root beer, and their father soon noticed they were served Not Your Father’s Root Beer (the title was literal in this case), and complained.

The kids implored their father to be cool about it, and said they just like to party every now and then.

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U.S. way behind Germany in beers containing weed killer

Germans love to talk about the superiority of their beer. Some of it’s good, some of it’s just like the cheap stuff we have here, but somehow a little more European. Germany looks down on the craft beer revolution here in America, but now we have their secret ingredient: weed killer.

Last week, an environmental group over there found trace amounts of an ingredient in weed killer in 14 of the most popular beers in Germany. The amounts of the weed killer, glyphosate, aren’t large enough to hurt a human, but it has some raising questions.

Meanwhile in the U.S., we just dump any of the big three beer brands to kill our weeds.

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Coffee and booze: Your liver’s yin and yang

If you need a few cups of coffee to wake yourself up after a night of tipping a few back, you’re doing it right. And now science has your back.

You can block damage to your liver from drinking just by making coffee part of your daily routine. Researchers analyzed data from previously released studies, and concluded that two cups of coffee per day can reduce your risk for developing cirrhosis of the liver by 44%. And by our math, that’s nearly cutting it in half.

So before you head back to the bar this week, make sure you have some coffee. We hear it’s extra healthy if you take it black.