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Happy Friday again, beer fans!

Among my collection of beer-related stuff are a number of souvenir glasses, both  pints and other shapes. Here are a few:

pint beer glasses
pint beer glasses


Anyone else have beer souvenirs to show off?

Tonight is the homebrew club meeting, so I won't be around until late.

What are you drinking?

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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)
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    bsegel, Grainpaw, jethrock, SteelerGrrl, Ian S

    "Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war" - John Adams

    by esquimaux on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 06:45:03 PM PDT

  •  Hi all (1+ / 0-)
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    jethrock

    LOL, I have so many beer glasses most of them are packed in boxes out in the barn. One of these days I should get them all out, take a picture of them then donate most to Goodwill or something.

    Tonight I'm sipping on an Alesmith Summer Yulesmith. This is one tasty beer.

  •  Non-beer news (1+ / 0-)
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    jethrock

    The Return of the Spawn of Zima

    Air - new beverage billed as "water with alcohol"

    http://www.gizmag.com/...

    The man who worries morning and night about the dandelions in the lawn will find great relief in learning to love the dandelions. Liberty Hyde Bailey, 1910

    by Grainpaw on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 07:27:55 PM PDT

    •  4% AVB (2+ / 0-)
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      jethrock, Grainpaw

      Oy

    •  yecch (0+ / 0-)

      I saw that in a store this week. sounds awful.

      "Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war" - John Adams

      by esquimaux on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 10:24:11 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  This illustrates how executives can so thoroughly (0+ / 0-)

      deceive themselves that a given idea is good, and then they talk the money people into it, and run it past focus groups who already agree with them that less flavor is better (after 50 years of advertising to that effect), and shove it out in test markets with more advertising, and so on, when the concept has no basis in reality. Really, if you're that afraid of tasting a drink, but  want a buzz. just put some grain alcohol in your water bottle and quit trying to be cool.
      And this is just the sort of thing the tea party and the right-wing media do, also. Fabricate complete bulldooky and get everyone who already agrees with you talking about it. For example, the Obama's birth certificate crisis. Then the sensible people have to waste time explaining how stupid that is instead of making real progress on something else.
      Zima has been gone for what, 5 or 6 years? Has everyone forgotten already? Where can I place a bet that Air will fail?

      The man who worries morning and night about the dandelions in the lawn will find great relief in learning to love the dandelions. Liberty Hyde Bailey, 1910

      by Grainpaw on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 08:11:34 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  While checking on my millions (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    jethrock

    stashed away in off shore tax haven Cayman Island accounts--I picked this up at The Naked Fish

    If anyone survives-this will be known as the Ostrich Era

    by FOYI on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 07:28:03 PM PDT

  •  How to post pics? (0+ / 0-)

    Would someone please explain the new procedure for posting pics here? I have somehow been awarded trusted user status. Apparently that helps.

    The man who worries morning and night about the dandelions in the lawn will find great relief in learning to love the dandelions. Liberty Hyde Bailey, 1910

    by Grainpaw on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 07:31:09 PM PDT

    •  You need to define the width of your pics (0+ / 0-)
      •  Thanks. (1+ / 0-)
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        bsegel

        That will take some studying, but I'll figure it out.

        I have been drinking Peach wine I made from the neighbor's peaches two years ago, because I'm out of homebrew and damned if I'll pay $9.00 a six-pack for anything worth drinking. Not on my income. The peach was the last wine bottled, and is still under the kitchen table because arthritis makes me reluctant to carry stuff in and out of the crawl space, so what is there ages longer. Also the cardboard wine boxes are falling apart from humidity and I have a shortage of boxes. I'm thinking of commisioning the local Sheltered Workshop to make some basic boxes from pallet wood, to use myself and to sell in my shop.

        The man who worries morning and night about the dandelions in the lawn will find great relief in learning to love the dandelions. Liberty Hyde Bailey, 1910

        by Grainpaw on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 08:32:45 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Just taken... from my home office. (0+ / 0-)

    Photobucket

    Romney/Rove 2012: If you liked Bush's Brain... you'll love Romney's.

    by jethrock on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 07:39:42 PM PDT

  •  SN Pale Ale and Hoptimum Imperial IPA (1+ / 0-)
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    LamontCranston

    The latter is good but I think I prefer Torpedo certainly as far as value is concerned.

    Just another faggity fag socialist fuckstick homosinner!

    by Ian S on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 08:21:44 PM PDT

  •  No glasses to speak of, but yours are great! This (0+ / 0-)

    weekend we are going back for more of the New Belgium Summersault beer.  It’s refreshing after a day of hard work in the heat and sun.

    “The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” — Marcus Aurelius

    by LamontCranston on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 08:26:27 PM PDT

  •  Bottle labeling (0+ / 0-)

    For many years i was content with hand-lettering little price labels, just enough that I could tell one batch from another, but  I now make my beer and wine labels, when needed, with Avery Design Pro, a free download from their web site. I made custom templates for 9  wine labels or 12 beer labels per page. Then, on the master label, I make a box to hold my image or one I found on Google Images ( for the two peach batches, I used a botanical print and a Monet (I think) painting of some preserved peaches in jars) and another box for text, where I write the name, bottling date, and other info I want to include, and play with fonts and text sizes, then make 9 or 12 copies with tabs, and print. Cut out with scissors or a $10 paper trimmer from Staples, gum the back with a glue stick and apply to the bottle. The label comes off easily in a warm soak with bottle cleaner or in a humid crawlspace. You can also print text on picture (though I personally think that interferes with legibility), add serial numbers, etc. Then, for wine bottles, add a shrink capsule in a color which comes close to matching the dominant color on the label. Sometimes the bottle color will also affect these choices. For beer bottles sometimes I'll print the recipe on the label in black-and-white, along with some simple image related to the beer, such as a thistle for a Scotch Ale. Overall, I've enjoyed playing dress-up with bottles, more than I thought I would before I started doing it.

    The man who worries morning and night about the dandelions in the lawn will find great relief in learning to love the dandelions. Liberty Hyde Bailey, 1910

    by Grainpaw on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 09:10:00 PM PDT

    •  I use the Avery sticker labels (0+ / 0-)

      usually the address label size, 30/sheet, but if I really like the artwork I'll sometimes use the 10/sheet size. The downside is that these have stronger glue than most commercial beer labels and they have to soak longer to get them off.

      "Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war" - John Adams

      by esquimaux on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 10:31:41 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •   Always remember that I have taken more out of (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    jethrock

    alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
    My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.
    The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whiskey. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.

    Winston Churchill

    The man who worries morning and night about the dandelions in the lawn will find great relief in learning to love the dandelions. Liberty Hyde Bailey, 1910

    by Grainpaw on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 09:13:50 PM PDT

  •  I don't have a picture because (0+ / 0-)

    the glasses are packed away, but I do have some Stroh's glasses that I got back in the early '80's from the Stroh Haus, a meeting place/gift shop/post-brewery tour stop.  They are very fine, thin glasses, possibly pilsener shape and height, with the red stroh's logo.  I am extremely surprised that, as thin as the glass is, they have made it through at least five moves with me.

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