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Looks Like I’ll Be Eating Ice Cream All Weekend

(Source) “It’s perhaps the ultimate bar snack – but it  could leave you just as hung-over as the liquid refreshments on offer at your  local pub.

A U.S firm has introduced a range of unique  beer ice creams, and unlike your usual tub of raspberry ripple, cookie dough or  vanilla, they are alcoholic.

The ice cream, called Frozen Pints, comes in  seven different flavours with the strongest having an alcohol level of 3.2 per  cent – the same as a low-point beer.

The new range is the brainchild of Ari  Fleischer, from New York, who says that the idea was born purely out of  accident.

‘We were having a party and a friend brought  over an ice cream maker to make homemade ice cream,’ explained the  29-year-old.

‘But another friend spilled a beer nearby,  and I watched it happen and thought “this is a great idea!”

‘I’m really passionate about craft beer, and  love ice cream, so I picked it up as a hobby and started experimenting with  different flavour combinations.

‘We start with the beer as it is all about  finding the best, most flavourful craft brews – and then build a flavour around  them.”

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Who does the marketing for this company, Jesus Christ? Because they are knocking it out of the park. Frozen Pints? Genius. “Have your beer and eat it too”? Double genius. Everybody loves ice cream. Everybody loves beer. Now you’re telling me I can eat a bowl of ice cream and get hammered at the same time? What a beautiful thing. The only thing I’m worried about is once I have these Frozen Pints I’ll probably never want actual bottled beer again. I’ll just be a man with his ice cream beer, ready to conquer the world.

– Ryan

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Shit Just Got Real: Government Shutdown Means No New Craft Beer

(Source) “The federal government shutdown could leave America’s craft brewers with a serious hangover.

Stores will still offer plenty of suds. But the shutdown has closed an obscure agency that quietly approves new breweries, recipes and labels, which could create huge delays throughout the rapidly growing craft industry, whose customers expect a constant supply of inventive and seasonal beers.

Mike Brenner is trying to open a craft brewery in Milwaukee by December. His application to include a tasting room is now on hold, as are his plans to file paperwork for four labels over the next few weeks. He expects to lose about $8,000 for every month his opening is delayed.”

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You see that quote above me? That’s a quote from one of the founding fathers of these here United States. Now if politicians want to make everyone angry and depressed and shut down the government that’s fine. How do Americans cope with anger and depression? We drink beer. Now you’re trying to tell me these same politicians are trying to take away our beer? Now you’ve gone and messed around with the wrong portion of the population. Shutting down the national parks? Fine, most national parks employees are 100 years old. Shutting down the chemical safety and hazard investigation board? Kind of disturbing but fine, we’ll deal with it. But when you mess with beer, you’re dealing with a lot of unstable people, including myself. Drinking beer keeps our dreams alive. Maybe we didn’t become professional athletes, or race car drivers or astronauts. But we wake up everyday and go to work, then we come home, buy some beer and keep the economy moving forward. You take people like me and Matt out of the equation and society itself will crumble. Shut down the government. Shut up the government. I could care less. Just keep your greasy paws off my beer.

– Ryan

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