My Brush With Sharia

So I went to the liquor store today, to stock up for tonight’s start of the NFL season. By the way, Go Vikings, just keep Prince locked in the closet this year.

Anyway, I board the bus for the trip home, hit my fare card, and the Somali bus driver tells me I can’t bring my packaged, unopened beer on his bus. After I sat down he refused to move and threatened to call his supervisor. After about a minute’s worth of standoff in which I twice told him to call his supervisor, he finally gave up and drove on. Score one for the unclean infidel who doesn’t use his left hand as toilet paper. Unreal, creeping Sharia, this crap has been going on with cabs at the MSP airport for a couple years, but now it’s apparently spread to the MTC bus system. Give them an inch and they’ll take a mile.

/as soon as I got home, I called his supervisor and reported his little Muslim ass and, as a bonus, now he’s going to burn in Hell for letting me ride his bus with my haram beer, so there’s that

Strange Brew

Beer me!

Dead animal beer bottles at £500 each ‘perverse’

A beer served in bottles made from stuffed animals has been criticised as “perverse” and “pushing the boundaries of acceptability”.

The End of History, made by BrewDog of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, is 55% and £500 a bottle.

The bottles have been made using seven dead stoats, four squirrels and a hare, said to have died of natural causes.

However, Advocates for Animals and Alcohol Focus Scotland both condemned the marketing.

BrewDog claims the beer is the world’s strongest and most expensive.

Its co-founder James Watt said: “We want to show people there is an alternative to monolithic corporate beers, introduce them to a completely new approach to beer and elevate the status of beer in our culture.”

See also:
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Animal rights group protests British brewer’s plans
Beer That Is 55% Alcohol by Volume and Wrapped in Dead Animals Is Finally a Reality
Dead animal beer bottles at £500 each ‘perverse’
Beer served in ‘perverse’ bottles made from dead animal carcasses costs $750+
Scottish brewer offers beer packed in roadkill
BrewDog marketing stunt faces wrath of animal lovers
BrewDog Brewery
BrewDog Beer – Award winning brewery
Buy BrewDog beer | BrewDog online shop

Much as I’d like to try a beer with 55% alcohol content, served in a squirrel, I think I’ll stick to Michelob Golden Draft.

/for the price of one of them dead animal beers, I could buy almost 40 cases of Michelob

Good News, Bad News

First the good news:

Soldiers Get Super Bowl Dispensation

On Super Bowl Sunday, millions of Americans will be enjoying salty snacks and drinking sudsy beers. But what about our brave men and women in Iraq?

Alcohol is strictly forbidden by the American military in Iraq and Afghanistan. But General Raymond Odierno, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, issued a waiver earlier this month allowing the soldiers to drink beer on February 1, Super Bowl Sunday.

While the soldiers certainly deserve this break from the rules, officials want to make it clear that they won’t be partying irresponsibly. Each person will only be allowed two beers, and drinking will be limited to dining areas.

Louis Glunz Beer Inc., a Lincolnwood distributor, is sending over 4,000 bottles of Schlitz beer to troops in Iraq. The free suds, along with 2,000 pizzas from Lou Malnati’s, will be packed up Friday and flown overseas courtesy of DHL, an international express mail service.

/of course, the bad news is that they only get two beers each and it’s Schlitz