In a tribute to AMC’s The Walking Dead, Dock Street Brewing in Philadelphia is releasing a special batch of beer, called Dock Street Walker. The brew does more than just tie its name to a show arbitrarily, it’s actually got ingredients inspired by the show. Namely, this American pale stout has goat brains in it.
Of course, true fans of the show will know that the zombies on The Walking Dead don’t care about brains, it’s the flesh and everything else, too. In fact, there are very few zombie universes out there where the undead even care about which part of the body they are chowing down on. So this really is just a salute to certain aspects of zombie culture, and — hey, where are you going?
It needs to be said, wearing a suit all day is stressful work, that’s why it’s perfectly acceptable for the C-suiters and government execs to keep booze in their offices. But Hickenlooper is now mainlining it. He’s got three taps, which will of course feature different Colorado beers.
Of course, the marijuana crowd chimed in to harsh Hickenlooper’s mellow, saying that the governor is eager to embrace craft brewing, but continues to keep marijuana at, like … dude, what were we talking about?
If you’re into drinking on Mondays, today is a big day for you. Once again we’ve reached St. Patrick’s Day, the one day anyone wears green, in honor of a Scotsman who invaded a country, saw there were no snakes, and claimed to have driven them out himself.
In Ireland, so I am told, today isn’t really a big deal. Sure, it’s cause for celebration, but the pubs used to be closed for the day until the 1970s because it’s a Catholic feast day. So really, the Irish go out and drink, but they don’t get as crazy as we do here in America.
President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the U.S.-Canada men’s and women’s ice hockey outcomes when the teams faced each other in Sochi last month. The winner would get a case of beer from the loser’s home country. The five of you out there who care about hockey may also recall that the U.S. teams of both genders both lost. That means Obama owes Harper two cases of beer
Finally, Obama’s doing something truly American: not admitting that we lost. We did that in the War of 1812 (we got our asses handed to us, but got a sweet treaty), the Korean War (draw), and Vietnam (Rambo doesn’t count), and we’re doing it again! Mr. Harper, if you want some of America’s finest beer, why don’t you come down here and take it from us.
As it turns out, beer costs less than water in some Irish supermarkets, way less. In some locations, a bottle of beer costs only 50 Euro cents, while a bottle of water costs 1.50. Let’s keep in mind that beer is made from water, and has other fun stuff, like alcohol added into it.
We can only assume that water costs so much because whiskey comes out of the faucets at home.
It’s no secret that humanity’s greatest threat today is whales and dolphins. People have been eating them for thousands of years, and using them for fuel for a few centuries. We’ve come close to defeating them, but not close enough. What could be better than eating these mammals of the sea? Making them into beer.
The next time you walk into a bar, be careful, there may be a church service going on.
Across the country, several churches are turning to suds to attract new congregants. Most of the ministries are Lutheran, which makes sense, because only heathens could come up with an idea like this. Other congregations stay in their churches and bring craft beer to the pews.
So if you’ve got a hangover on Sunday morning, maybe you should have the hair of the dog with Jesus.
Still think the government shutdown isn’t affecting you? It will certainly be affecting your taste buds and your liver.
The shutdown has shuttered the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, a little-known agency that approves everything about beer, from the construction of new breweries, to labels for the bottles, to the recipes themselves. That means that brewers who planned to introduce a new beer in the months ahead now has to wait until after Congress figures something out.
And even then, there will be backups. If only this could have prevented Samuel Adams from releasing its winter beer two weeks into fall.
Ever feel like hanging out with the guys, but you know if you say so to your lady friend that she’s going to have a problem with it? You should probably dump her.
At the very least, you should avoid doing what a man in Texas did. Police say a man in Edinburg, Texas staged his own kidnapping so he could have a few beers with his friends. His wife told authorities that two armed, masked men forced their way into their home and made off with the man. A manhunt was soon launched, but nothing was found.
He came home the next morning, saying his captors had let him go.