Just using a bottle opener isn't good or fun enough for those crazy beer loving Germans. Quite honestly if it takes even a few more seconds to open my beer I get very impatient and cranky. Maybe that's just because I'm an American(or I'm an alcoholic).
The full on case opener is quite useful in a group drinking situation but the backhoe? Actually it would be pretty funny to have that dude drive around some festival or parking lot offering to open your beer. Although eventually, somebody is going to lose an eye.
Guinness has stepped up this year as the first large company to approach the Leary Firefighter's Foundation to show their support. Guinness has pledged $100,000 to the LFF and you can help them reach their goal by texting "Guinness" to 878787. With each text Guinness will give $1 as part of the Guinness Gives Back program. You can get more info here.
Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to Noreen Lucey, cousin of LFF founder and Boston Comic Denis Leary. Noreen's involvement in the LFF is very personal due to the loss of her Brother Jerry Lucey in the 1999 Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire. You can hear our conversation here:
WAAF will also be helping Guinness raise money for the LFF by "Painting The Town Black" with Guinness nights at local bars where we will be taking donations while enjoying many Pints Of The Black Stuff. Here's a list of dates for the upcoming Guinness nights:
Last year Will Ferrell made a very Ferrell-esque Super Bowl Commercial for Old Milwaukee. It only ran in a couple of small markets. Why did Farrell do it? For the money of course. But there probably wasn't a lot, which gave Ferrell the freedom to...well be Will Farrell(and a lifetime supply of Old Milwaukee! Hell yeah!)
This year, once again, Ferrell represented the inexpensive choice of suds pounders with an even more bizarre ad that you probably caught if you lived in Sherman, TX, Ardmore, OK, and the greater Glendive, MT area.
WARNING: This commercial...um...just...warning.
For reference, here's last year's:
Old Milwaukee knows exactly who they're marketing to: People that are already shitfaced.
The folks at Dogfish Head have always been Daredevils when it comes to thinking up new brews. They've traveled the earth to find obscure and questionable ingredients to use for their fine Ales. Now they are exploring the Cosmic Arena of legendary mind expanders, The Grateful Dead, with a new beer lovingly named after one of there finest albums, "American Beauty".
The new brew is described by the brewers as a Pale Ale with All American ingredients. Dogfish Head are getting ready to start the brewing process but need help from you. They are asking Dead Heads for a final ingredient that will make this ale sweeter than that version of "Dark Star" from Columbus, 1971. Hmmmm...what would one of the Disciples Of Jerry want mixed in with their beer? I'm may be going out on a limb here, but I think the number one suggestion would be some sweet, sticky, sparkling, blueberry cornbread toastie smelling Kind Bud. Or maybe some kind of fungus that induces visions of Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzman playing huge fluffy kegs of ale. I hope they release the list of suggestions because it will most likely be hilarious. They hope to have it ready to go by October, 2013.
There have been quite a few attempts at hemp beers and the few I've tried were less that flavorful or produced the desired effect. Reliable sources have told me many brewers have experimented with using high grade marijuana with mixed results. I'm sure the folks at Dogfish Head have one ready to go once they finally legalize the Weed. Aside from all that, what would be your choice for the magic ingredient? Post it in the comment section below or submit it here.
It's time again to grab your favorite beer and liquor and drink your way through another Presidential Debate. Because nothing help's a voter decide better than getting totally dismantled...I think Benjamin Franklin said that? Who cares really, the candidates make sh*t up all the time, right? So here are the official rules for the 1st Presidential Debate Of The 2012 Campaign with Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama:
Take a drink of your beer if either candidate says the words, Economy, Jobs, or Taxes. They'll probably say these words a lot so just a drink. Don't want to pass out before halftime.
Chug your whole beer if someone mentions 47%
Take a shot if one of the candidates says "The Truth is..", "Obamacare", or "Health Care". Take two shots if a candidate utters the term "Middle Class."
If one of the candidates says "Mormon" don't drink.
If Moderator Jim Lehrer happens to say, "Will you guys just cut the CRAP?!" then eat an entire box of chocolate doughnuts(the large size, no minis)
If Mitt Romney says "Gosh" then Butt Chug whatever you got in front of you.
If either of the candidates agrees with each other then punch yourself in the face.
Finally, if even one hair falls out of place on Romney's head, immediately inject yourself with heroin while making love to your pet.(If no pet is available then you can use a sock or a jar of Fluff)
There you go. Pretty simple. Make sure you take notes because those are always funny to look at the next morning. Now here's a picture of one of our greatest Presidents treating himself after kicking some Nazi Ass:
Worcester's second annual craft beer festival, Brew Woo, is at The DCU Center this Saturday(4/7/12). Last year I had a blast until I tried to eat a 5 lb Cheeseburger. You can watch video of my epic fail below. It was actually a great tasting burger until I got about 2 lb's in and then the meat sweats started and the body started to protest. Unfortunately, doing this prevented me from sampling more of the hundreds of beers from the over 40 brewers that were there.
I've been up since 2:30am because some Anus Plug was shooting off a gun near my house.Â After calling 911 I was too paranoid to go back to sleep so I decided to break into some Wachusett Milk Stout.Â Parents all over the world give their kids warm milk to help them sleep so why wouldn't this work.Â Oh, I don't know...maybe because it's BEER?Â It just made me want to stay up and drink more beer while hiding behind my couch in case there were more shots fired.Â Again...I am not a Doctor.Â I'm glad my wife could sleep through the all the shooting.Â Of course, she wears ear plugs because my snoring is as loud as a jet engine with a Canadian Goose stuck in it.Â And my daughter could sleep through an ACDC concert.Â So I'm a little rough today.Â But this video gave me a whole new perspective on my day.