Regardless of your political leanings, I think the beer aspects of this are pretty funny. Thanks to Ed Chainey for sending me the link. I suspect Republicans won’t be as amused as Democrats, but it’s true that alcohol is not allowed under Mormonism, along with coffee, tobacco and other items. I don’t know about above-ground [...]
Here’s an interesting bit of statistics about beer and religion from Floating Sheep. Entitled Church or Beer? Americans on Twitter, to put together a set if data they “selected all geotagged tweets sent within the continental US between June 22 and June 28 (about 10 million in total) and extracted all tweets containing the word [...]
Today in 1929, Vatican City signed the Lateran Treat with Italy, establishing it as an independent State. Vatican City Vatican City Breweries None Known Vatican City Brewery Guides Beer Advocate Beer Me Rate Beer Other Guides CIA World Factbook Official Website U.S. Embassy Wikipedia Guild: None National Regulatory Agency: None Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not [...]
I may not always see eye-to-eye with the roman catholic church, but I’m with them all the way on this one. While many religious denominations forbid their followers from drinking alcohol and others preach against it, it’s nice to see at least one take a more rational approach. Not only does Catholic Online tell everyone: [...]
Talk about mixed mythologies, Tuesday’s ad is another recent one for the Brazilian beer, Brahma. Showing Rio de Janeiro’s “Christ the Redeemer” statue in another frenetic, colorful ad for Brahma, who before it was beer, was the Hindu god of creation, I found a little odd. Perhaps that’s just me.
It reads like a joke, so I don’t know if it’s true or not, though it does come from the Clark County Democrat of Grove Hill, Alabama from late October, 2009. Thanks to Pete Slosberg, who sent me the link. Apparently, a Texas beer joint sues church…. Here’s the joke … er, story: In a [...]
Today is the traditional birthday of Gambrinus, sometimes called King Gambrinus, considered to be the patron saint of beer, brewing and/or Belgian beer. Not an “official” saint, at least not in the catholic church, but a legendary figure. Regardless, join me in drinking a toast to King Gambrinus today. Here’s the overview at Wikipedia: Gambrinus [...]