A Florida man was arrested after trying to take a can of Natural Ice from a truck stop by stuffing the can down his pants. The man was tackled by truck stop staff, who “recovered the beer from the inside of (the man’s) pants,” according to the news report. The cost of the Natural Ice can? $2.01. The cost of being arrested after stuffing a can of Natural Ice down your pants: Priceless.
According to a report in the New York Post, fashion model Kate Moss apparently acted like a diva during a recent fashion shoot, demanding to have several beers while her makeup was being applied. The Thirsty Beagle says this: If demanding beer makes you a diva, then I might be one of the most masculine divas of all time.
A Brooklyn, N.Y., brewery has been told by a federal agency that it must stop sales of its Hop Obama ale. Said the owner of Sixpoint Craft Ales brewery:
“The crazy thing is, the federal government, it approved this brand when many people didn’t know who Barack Obama was. Once he got elected, they tried to put a stop to it.”
The federal Tax and Trade Bureau said it is enforcing a rule about selling beer named after someone who hasn’t endorsed the product.
We all know Obama is a beer supporter; The Thirsty Beagle says the feds should let this one ride.
Here’s what they said about McNellie’s:
“Hundreds of beers, a good scotch collection and a $3-burger Wednesday call this place (and its new Oklahoma City location) home. The beer list is divvied up by country but also features a selection of regional flights, including an Oklahoma collection.”
And for Tapwerks:
“Oklahoma’s oldest alehouse features a freakishly large tap list — 212 in all — with names like Boulevard, Choc, Kroenenburg and Ayinger. (If you can’t find what you like on that list, check out the hundred-strong bottle list.) Rock out to local bands upstairs, catch an acoustic set on the lower level or just chill in the library lounge.”
If you have a brother, or two, like The Thirsty Beagle, you’ve probably had your share of spats and disagreements over the years. Brothers can really go at it, especially when they’re younger. But with age comes wisdom — hopefully — and those wedgies and noogies and headlocks fade into the past. Or do they? If you are 45-year-old Kenneth Mullins of Lutz, Fla., who says you can’t punch your brother and smash a glass over his head? That was the scene that carried out Wednesday in the bathroom – yes, the bathroom – of Mullins’ home as him and his brother got in a fight over — wait for it — the last beer. Even worse, it is reported Mullins repeatedly slammed his mother’s arm in the bathroom door as she tried to intervene in the fight. Now don’t get me wrong, having only one beer left is a serious issue. But allegedly assaulting your brother and mother over it? Going to jail over it? That better have been some kind of gold-plated, weather-controlling, keep-you-warm-in-the-winter magical bottle of beer.
Folks in Alabama are one step closer to getting a bill passed that would lift the state’s long-standing limit on alcohol content in beer. Note to Alabama legislators: Prohibition was repealed. Also, man has walked on the moon, blood-letting doesn’t really work and the Earth rotates around the sun.
Brewers in England have produced a beer to celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin. The name of the brew: Darwin’s Natural Selection. Nice.
Next time you’re in Guatamala, take pause before you think about ripping off a beer truck.
Researchers in London recently completed a project to map the DNA sequences of dozens of types of yeast. So what does that mean for the beer world? It means, theoretically, brewers will eventually be able to select ideal strains of yeast to create more flavorful and better-tasting beer. There’s also some deal about being able to compare the relative similarities between yeast DNA and human DNA so that researches can eventually isolate strains of diseases and create drugs that could benefit humanity, but, man, how about better-tasting beer?!
Beer pong players in the Baltimore area used an aggressive e-mail campaign to derail a plan by a Maryland state senator to ban the game in area bars and clubs. The Thirsty Beagle is not against beer pong, generally speaking, but is a little perplexed by the fact that there are organized leagues for it. I’m contemplating starting leagues for marbles and pick-up sticks.