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01 Apr 2011 00:24


Offbeat: Dying horse cured with notoriously awful beer

  • problemDiamond Mojo, a six year-old Australian horse, came down with a nasty bout of colic that seemed certain to take his life.
  • solutionOut of options, his owner tried feeding him XXXX beer. Almost immediately, Mojo perked up, and he’s now fully recovered. source
  • » Though we’ve never been to Australia, a friend who has tells us that XXXX is considered “the worst beer on the continent.” Any native Aussies want to confirm or deny?

18 Feb 2011 19:21


Culture: The Red Cross is cool, drinks Dogfish Head, into #gettngslizzerd

  • We’ve deleted the rogue tweet but rest assured the Red Cross is sober and we’ve confiscated the keys.
  • A tweet from @redcross • Using a Twitter gaffe as a way to get people’s attention for their cause. The offending tweet went a little like this: “Ryan found two more 4 bottle packs of Dogfish Head’s Midas Touch beer…when we drink we do it right #gettngslizzerd.” Impeccable taste in beer for a humanitarian organization, kids. Anyway, Dogfish Head noticed the tweet and retweeted it, ensuring many others saw it. From there, the Red Cross used the opportunity to correct the problem and in response, got numerous donations and tons of attention. This is how you deal with social media, kids. (thanks 2105) source

16 Nov 2010 11:17


Biz: Yuengling Beer: Keeping it in the family, keeping it regional

  • You don’t want to just go out there and throw beer into a marketplace and hope you succeed, because it’s a formula for failure, in our opinion.
  • Dick Yuengling • Explaining why his family’s very popular beer, known all along the East Coast, hasn’t gone national yet, and doesn’t look like it’s going to. All you crazy cats in California are missing out, because it’s widely distributed over here to the point that that it’s a very common (and very good) alternative to your standard Budweiser product. That’s not to say it’s not expanding greatly – it is – but it has a major difference between your Budweiser and Miller beers. See, it’s American-owned – and family owned – still. source

25 Oct 2010 20:05


U.S.: Four Loko: All of the bad parts of getting drunk, combined

  • One of these cans of Four Loko packs the punch of a six-pack of beer. Worse, the drinks also include five cups of coffee. Remember that story we posted a few weeks ago about the college party that went south and left a bunch of kids sick? They were drinking this. (Update: Our friend Steve Dorsey tipped us off to a sexual assault trial in a Detroit suburb that also involved Four Loko. And high school students. Use your heads, guys. This stuff is dangerous.) source

26 Sep 2010 11:28


Biz: Free beer giveaway! But there’s a really big catch

  • 500,000 free beers in the U.S. source
  • » But there’s a downside: Before you get too excited about the free beer, we need to inform you that it’s Budweiser beer. If they wanted to give us water, they could’ve saved the trouble by informing us where the nearest drinking fountain was.

03 Sep 2010 10:06


31 Aug 2010 21:42


Offbeat: Deep-fried beer from Texas: Because, well, why the hell not?

This little chunk of ravioliesque bread includes a little lump of beer. It’s been fried inside for 20 seconds – just long enough to keep it alcoholic. It’s not cheap, though, at $5. source

28 Jul 2010 09:59


Offbeat: Question: Which U.S. downmarket beer is upmarket in China?

  • It’s a little vague and blurry, but we think you guys can make it out. (Note: The brand is upmarket, and so is the beer. None of that $2 stuff, guys.) source

11 Apr 2010 21:39


Offbeat: Tactical Nuclear Penguin: Incredibly strong beer landing stateside

  • This beer could make you drunk, fast. That’s because it has an unheard-of 32 percent alcohol by volume, which is six times as strong as your average crap beer. The Scottish beer is so strong that includes this entertaining warning label: “This is an extremely strong beer; it should be enjoyed in small servings and with an air of aristocratic nonchalance. It is exactly the same manner you would enjoy a fine whisky, a Frank Zappa album or a visit from a friendly yet anxious ghost.” Julius has already had a six-pack. Over the span of a month. source

26 Nov 2009 22:08


Offbeat: We’re thankful for the opportunity to buy the Pabst company


  • Pabst Blue Ribbon‘s maker is on the market. Their asking price is $300 million. We’re thankful for PBR. Anyone want to help crowdsource ownership of the cheapest, crappiest/best beer ever? Just think – $5 could help make the dream of many hipsters come true. And us. We want to own the company and make rivers of Schlitz. source