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Guinness Facts for St. Patrick's Day

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  Sure, we could observe March 17 by telling you all about chasing snakes out of Ireland and when the first St. Patrick’s Day parade was (1737, for the record), but instead, we’re going to give you what you really want: fun facts about Guinness. Amaze your friends and confound your enemies with your knowledge of Ireland’s most delicious export.   In 1759, genius businessman and brewer extraordinaire Arthur Guinness signed a 9000-year lease on St. James’ Gate brewery in Dublin. We’re just glad the Great Robotic Uprising will have taken place well before 10759, so no humans will ever...

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Beer and Sports: A Love Story

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It’s almost Super Bowl time, and the question on everybody’s mind is, "What kind of beer should I serve at my Bowl party?" Beer and sports are the original bromance, and anyone who’s watched the game with a cold brew in hand knows there’s a good reason for the combination’s popularity. Whether it’s Bud and football or Arrogant Bastard and curling (no? just us?), malty beverages and athletic pursuits have had a symbiotic relationship for a lot longer than you’d think. In 1882, saloon owner Chris von der Ahe noticed that his sales skyrocketed after baseball games. He bought the...

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New Year's Traditions from Around the World

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  Ah, the traditional American New Year’s: wear a sparkly paper hat, drink champagne and set off fireworks (does anyone think this is a good idea?), then wake up tomorrow afternoon with a brutal hangover, make a resolution never to drink again, and break it at brunch. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But just for a little perspective, here’s a look at what the rest of the world is doing while we’re singing Auld Lang Syne and scrambling to find someone to kiss at midnight.   In Japan, New Year’s is serious business. In the last week of...

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What to Drink at the End of the World

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It’s been a good run, folks. As you may have heard, like, everywhere, the world is ending tomorrow, so tonight is your last chance to party. Since it’s the Mayans who predicted when this day would arrive, and they occupied what is now southern Mexico, it seems pretty clear that tequila is the liquor of choice for your apocalypse party. Which is good, because if the earth is going to fly into the sun tomorrow, you’ll want to be drunk enough that you can’t feel it.   Tequila Sunrise: As in, “If the world is ending before sunrise (6:11 a.m....

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Really obvious ways to prevent a hangover (and why people don’t do them)

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Every magazine and lifestyle site runs an article around this time of year on how to avoid a hangover. Their advice usually starts with a pearl of wisdom like “drink less” (ORLY???) and mixes common sense with common knowledge. By now, it’s safe to say that most drinkers know how to prevent a hangover, but people are still snapping up Blowfish as fast as they can, so we suspect that plenty of them aren’t doing it. We’ve taken some easy, sensible hangover prevention advice and figured out why people ignore it. Drink water in between every drink. Why: It slows...

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