Adam critiques China on their bird policies. Ryan makes the Riddles. Matt talks Beer Marketing.
For the first time since 1955, Busch has unveiled a new flavor of beer: Busch Light Apple.
What do we think? I love Busch beer (particularly Busch Light) more than the common human, but I can’t imagine picking up a 12er or 30 pack of Busch Light Apple just yet. If you’re a fan of flavored beer maybe this will be your new summer or fall brew, but I’ve never been a fan of messing with perfection. Busch Light is perfection, and even though the crowd went wild in that video, I’m going to have to wait and see what the masses think before testing these out. Now if you’ll excuse me, an ice cold Busch Light is calling my name.
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.
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Not surprising. KD doesn’t strike me as a beer guy, never mind a Bud Light guy. Somebody get Kevin some champagne stat!
P.S. Hey KD, this is how it’s done:
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.
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.
The Office/Parks and Recreation on Netflix
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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/.