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Drinking With Class – Rhode Island Brewery Series – @revivalbrewing

With so many awesome breweries popping up in Rhode Island, we wanted to start shining the spotlight on some of our favorites. Breweries have turned into so much more than just a place to brew beer, and Revival Brewing Co. in Cranston, RI is one of the best examples of that. Between their pint nights, tastings & easily accessible hours of operations (12-8 Monday-Saturday, 12-4 Sunday) Revival is turning into one of the best breweries in the state. It doesn’t hurt that they brew delicious beer, too. Here’s a special Drinking with Class look at Revival Brewing.

– The Average Nobodies

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Kevin Durant Had The World’s Worst Beer Celebration After His Finals Win

Not surprising. KD doesn’t strike me as a beer guy, never mind a Bud Light guy. Somebody get Kevin some champagne stat!

-Ryan

P.S. Hey KD, this is how it’s done:

Sublime is releasing a beer this year | Who taught you these new tricks?

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It’s been 25 years since the release of Sublime’s debut album “40 oz. to Freedom,” and love the album or not, you still probably know the choruses to most of the songs by heart. (I personally still get “What I Got”—though that’s off Sublime’s 1996 self-titled album—stuck in my head every time I read the phrase “early in the morning,” and now you will too. You’re welcome.)

To mark the anniversary, Sublime co-founders Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson, manager Dave Kaplan and Troy Holmes, widow of Sublime’s former lead singer Bradley Nowell, teamed up with San Diego brewery AleSmith for a Vienna lager riff called Sublime Mexican Lager. It will hit stores nationally in June in six-packs of 12-ounce cans, with a limited release of 40-ounce bottles at locations to be determined. SOURCE: DraftMag.com

What wonderful news! If there has ever been a beer for backyard bbqs and beach day drinking, this is the beer. I can’t wait to see the label. Sublime has always been connected to some local LBC artists and this brew should be no different. Point me in the direction of those 40s and send me on my way.

-Matt

Your Average Lent Picks 2017 – Monster Blog Wednesday

We here at the Average Nobodies are not what you would call “good catholic boys”. As adolescents, we spent most Sundays in Sunday school until we realized we could bet on football and play softball instead. Sure, we show face at Christmas and Easter, but the big man upstairs (Bill Paxton) can’t be happy about that. That’s why we are taking Lent so seriously this year. It’s time to get back in the good graces of the church by giving up something for 40 days and 40 nights.

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Let me explain. I’m not crazy, I promise. I am consistently labeled as a not-so-tough critic. I like most TV shows and I hardly ever find faults in movies (I’m an optimistic guy, sue me! Not you, Danica Patrick, you’ve done enough). In order to rebuild my reputation as the media tastemaker of a generation (I gave that title to myself), I need to realize my faults. Which brings me to my Lent pick. I am a culprit of staying inside my safe zone. I fall into the trap of only consuming media I know I will like. So I need to stop going back to crutches like Parks and Recs and The Office and try stuff outside my comfort zone. These 40 days are going to be trying on my spirit, but I know I can get through it. Like the great Michael Scott once said: “The worst thing about prison are the dementors”.

-Matt

Beer & Alcohol

Full disclosure: I gave up beer for Lent last year and it went terribly. When I would go out to a bar or restaurant, instead of drinking beer, I would switch to hard alcohol, but I would still drink at the same pace as if I were drinking beer. I refer back to it as my dark place. But 2017 is a new year, and I’ m approaching Lent with a little more maturity. I also painstakingly mapped out the next 40 days to make sure I wasn’t missing out on any fun drinking holidays/events. The conclusion: I’m giving up beer AND  alcohol for Lent this year. No Busch Light. No Jameson. No Sky Masteron’s. I’m going clean and pure for the next 40 days and 40 nights. Except wine. I wouldn’t want to upset Jesus by not drinking his delicious, oaky blood.

-Ryan

What are your Lent picks? Call, and leave a voicemail (401-285-8120) telling us what you’re giving up and we will play it LIVE on the Average Nobodies Podcast.

 

Drinking With Class Episode 8 – A Classy Evening

The Average Nobodies aren’t your average (get it) one trick pony’s. We can do TWO tricks. Right now, we’re in the midst of re-releasing all of our old videos from our web series ‘Drinking with Class’, and we figured we might as well share some of these bad boys while we’re at it. In this episode, we explain what goes into making a classy evening. If you’re looking to take someone out on the town, maybe don’t use these tips.

-Ryan

Saltwater Brewery Has Created Eco Friendly Six Pack Beer Rings That Are Safe For Marine Life

The future is here, and it’s arrived in the form of six-pack rings that are safe for marine life. Florida’s Saltwater Brewery created the rings, which are made of barley and wheat remnants from brewing, and are completely safe for fish to nibble on. (And humans, too!)

Standard rings, made of plastic, are no bueno for sea critters. According to the Ocean Conservancy’s 2015 Ocean Trash Index, plastic was the most common item of trash ingested by sea turtles in 2015. And it’s not just sea turtles: 57 marine mammals, 440 fish and 22 sharks, skates and sting rays were found entangled in plastic by the 561,895 volunteers that picked up 16,186,759 pounds of trash for the study.

And the plastic problem isn’t just because of dirty, rotten litterers: plastic rings are easily picked up from open trash cans and blown away by the wind. If that plastic ends up in a storm drain, it will eventually get to the ocean. – UPROXX

Florida has given us a lot of crazy things over the years: leprosy infected armadillos, LSD steaks and mayors who refuse to give out directions. But now it seems like we have something to celebrate out of the Sunshine State, as Saltwater Brewery, based out of Florida, has created six-pack beer rings that are eco friendly. As seen in the video and article linked above, the rings are made out of barley and wheat remnants, so if they happen to reach the ocean (spoiler alert: a lot of them do) they won’t harm marine life. Being a lifelong Rhode Islander with the beautiful Atlantic ocean only a 30 minute drive away, it’s awful to look at some of the pollution stats that are coming out. This isn’t the final solution to water pollution, but it’s a big step in the right direction. If Saltwater Brewery can get some of the bigger beer chains to join them, we’d be looking at much cleaner oceans in the near future. To read more, check out http://www.saltwaterbrewery.com/community-swb/.

-Ryan

In What Might Be The Smartest Marketing Campaign Of All Time, Budweiser Is Re-Branding It’s Beer ‘America’ This Summer

INBudweiser is renaming its beer “America” for the summer. The special cans and bottles will be available May 23 through the presidential election in November, owner Anheuser-Busch said Monday.

The Atlantic notes that’s just in time for peak beer season: “Summer is the best-selling season for beer — about one-third of all U.S. sales are between Memorial Day and Labor Day.”

The cans, in addition to the usual patriotic flare, will have phrases from the Pledge of Allegiance and lyrics from “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful,” the company said.

If anything ever deserved the Citizen Kane slow clap, it’s this decision by Budweiser. What a beautiful, brilliant move. I can honestly say that I’ve never been swayed one way or the other by advertising campaigns except when it comes to beer. My usual plan is ‘buy whatever is cheapest’ and while that has turned out to be a horrifically flawed plan, I’m sticking to it. But when it comes to beer, advertising and bottle/can design means a lot to me. Budweiser’s American flag cans usually get the job done, and that’s why I’ll drink them all summer. Now that they’re upping their game and actually adding the word ‘America’ to their cans, it’s a no brainer. People who say Budweiser and Bud Light taste like piss and aren’t real beers can enjoy their $9 10% craft brews and wake up with a headache that would kill an elephant the next morning. I’ll enjoy my 15 Budweiser’s and wake up ready to fly a plane. My only other desire is for them to do the same with Budweiser tap handles. I want to be able to order a nice cold draft of America whenever I go out to eat. Let me have that this summer, Mr. Budweiser.

-Ryan

It’s 3/16: Happy Stone Cold Steve Austin Day

Technically it’s 3/16 during the month of 3/16, so if you’re not spending this entire month dumping beer all over your face then you’re a bad person. Stone Cold Steve Austin is one of the most popular wrestlers in the history of history, and he, along with The Rock, changed sports entertainment forever. Wrestling was never more popular than it was in the late 90’s, and a lot of that popularity had to do with Stone Cold vs. Vince McMahon. The beer drinking Texas redneck vs. the epitome of an evil boss put the WWE on the map and made them an important part of pop culture for years to come. Today, have a swig of beer for the working man, and have an entire 30 for Stone Cold Steve Austin.

-Ryan

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