Friday, December 31, 2010

London Calling -- Happy New Year!

Hi everyone -- a very Happy New Year from London! I stood for 5 hours on Waterloo Bridge to get these shots, so I hope you enjoy them!

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hello, from The Anchor pub in London's Southwark borough

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I really, really liked the Leffe Blond Abbey I had here.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

'You can take sex and violence off television, but where ya going to put 'em?'

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Solution for difficult children

Parents, having trouble with whining kids? Arguing kids? Sibling rivalries? Good news. Today the solution occurred to me: Abandonment. No, you won't get away with it, but guess what? The kids cannot possibly join you in the jail cell. You will even have bars and guards keeping them away!

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American beer earns a promo in front of a London pub

Hi folks -- I'm back in London. I exited a bus the other day in front of The Hop Exchange in the Southwark area. The Hop Exchange was supposed to be used for exactly what it says -- the exchange of hops -- but oddly enough, it never was.

Anyway, a few doors away I passed The Wheatsheaf pub. On the sidewalk in front of the store was a sandwich-board type of sign screaming to the world that Anchor Steam beer, made in San Francisco, was available inside.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Smooching in London

Holding the mistletoe, our kiss completed a circuit that lit the red lights on the tree behind us.
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Smooching in London

Yes, folks, I'm back in London. Stay tuned for beers and views.
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

How 'bout some boozy whipped cream, baby?

Whipped Lightning is "the world's first alcohol-infused whipped cream."

Here's what Paste Magazine's Daily Awesome recently said about Whipped Lightning:

It comes in nine flavors, to boot, including German chocolate, caramel pecan, hazelnut espresso and strawberry colada.

Although the website stresses the perfect union of their Whipahol cream with cocktails, shooters and other drinks — we here at Paste think it’d taste dreamiest paired with today’s pumpkin pie.

Read the full post here.
You know, at the departed Living Room Coffee Bar & Used Book Store, I used to make myself "Poor Man's Sundaes." I took a soup-bowl sized coffee cup; I filled it with whipped cream; I drizzled chocolate syrup on top. OK, I dumped chocolate syrup on top. 
Can you imagine what a Poor Man's Sundae would be like with Whipped Lightning?

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Price check: Samuel Adams Winter Lager

Myrtle Beach / Grand Strand folks: Six-packs of Sam Adams Winter Lager have been running $8.49 at The Market Common Piggly Wiggly, Forestbrook Food Lion, and the Lowes Foods at S.C. 544.

Let me know if you see a sale on Sam Adams Winter Lager! Make a comment below.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Oh crap -- S.C. alcohol law gets screwed up

Eva Moore, writing in the Free Times of Columbia:

Lawmakers are scrambling to figure out how a state law passed this year ended up barring businesses and individuals from serving beer and wine at special events.

Because of that law, starting in January, the Department of Revenue will only grant special-event permits to serve beer and wine to nonprofit organizations and political parties. They will stop issuing permits to businesses and individuals — promoters, caterers and other event organizers, for example — who must obtain licenses every time they want to serve beer and wine in a location without a permanent beer and wine license.

“Somebody screwed up,” says Tom Sponseller, head of the South Carolina Hospitality Association.

According to Rep. Mike Pitts (R-Laurens), the bill’s sole sponsor, the law was just supposed to make it easier for nonprofits that frequently hold events to apply for multiple licenses at once.

Read the entire article here.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Price check: Sierra Nevada Celebration

The Lowes on S.C. 544, the Piggly Wiggly at The Market Common, and the Food Lion on Forestbrook Road each were selling Sierra Nevada Celebration for $8.99 per six-pack of bottles. So it's a buck-fifty per bottle. Not the most affordable beer around, to be sure, but less expensive than Avery Brewing Co.'s Old Jubilation Ale. Just how much is Old Jubilation? Find out here.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Magic Hat's Black As Night Winter Lager is now in Myrtle Beach

I found it at the Forest Brook Food Lion -- a six-pack of bottles for $7.49.

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