Sunday, February 27, 2005 AD

Ninja Drink!

After having lulled your host into a false sense of security, I drugged and brainwashed him. All of this was so that I could become one of your contributors, a first step towards world domination, certainly.

Now, I must go back to watching T.V. and resist having a third Warsteiner Dunkel (saving them for later, you see; mmmmmm Warsteiner, the Swede is a Terrible influence).

Ninja Vanish!

Attention...

...contributors, visitors, admirer's and fans. What should I link the License to Sin Boldly picture to? The Book of Concord? The famous quote between Luther and Melanchthon? Something else? Thank you.

Hofbrau Beer


Hofbrau Beer
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Going for the blondes! Courtesy of me.

Like Blondes?


Like Blondes?
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Hofbrau beer in some low light. Romantic, huh? Courtesy of me.

Hofbrau Emblem


Hofbrau Emblem
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Good stuff. Courtesy of me.

Snake Bite


Snake Bite
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
This is Dan's drink of Guiness (upper half) and Cider (lower half) at Old Chicago. Courtesy of me.

Saturday, February 26, 2005 AD

Together Again


Together Again
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
This is a really good DARK beer. I love it more than Warsteiner Dunkel, dare I say.

Alone


Alone
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
One of my favorite beers.

Celebrator Emblem


Celebrator Emblem
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Double Bock rock.

Lower Emblem - Close Up


Lower Emblem - Close Up
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Finest Bavarian Double Bock Beer.

Back of Bottle


Back of Bottle
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Backs are beautiful too.

Celebrator Goat - Close Up


Celebrator Goat - Close Up
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
The goat with a 6 inch ruler.

Friday, February 25, 2005 AD

Remember BEER

...is one of our weapons as Lutherans.

Thursday, February 24, 2005 AD

More German Wisdom...

There is no bad beer: some kinds are better than others.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 AD

Chesterton on beer, again

Following on from my brief reference to this essay in my earlier post, I've now posted a longer item based on GK Chesterton's classic essay, "Wine When it is Red".

I've posted this over on my own blog rather than here as I assumed the title disqualified it from a beer blog ;-)

Quick lesson in jurisprudence...

The selling of bad beer is a crime against Christian love.

13th century German law

Take heed

We mustn't forget how important it is to drink responsibly. As GK Chesterton said, responsible drinking is one of the things that distinguishes us from the animals: "no animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness - or so good as drink".

So it's good to see one beer company go the extra mile on this one...

Tuesday, February 22, 2005 AD

Prost aus Michigan!



Greetings from Hillsdale!

Thank you, Ron, for inviting me to join this blog! I'm honored, although as I type this I'm drinking wine. (Sorry.) I'm originally from Western New York, so I've included this image as my initial tribute to Genesee Cream Ale. Maybe I can share my recipe for Jim Kelly Suicide Wings...

It will be interesting to see where this goes. I used to home brew because, well, American beer seemed like making love in a canoe: darn close to water. (There. I let the cat out of the bag.) I was a proud member of KRAEUSENE, Keweenaw Real Ale Enthusiasts United for Serious Experimentation in Naturally Effervescent up dere in Houghton, Michigan, home of Michigan Tech University. Up dere in da U.P. where da men are men and the Finns like da Sauna.

We would bring our latest batches and then sample them for three hours. That was good. In fact, at my last meeting I enjoyed a glass from the batch that won first prize (blue ribbon) at Michigan's State Fair. But the problem was that we would spend the entire evening talking about, well, beer and how to brew it. And that was, after a while, bad. Boring.

Now I love beer, and I consider it my sacred responsibility to enjoy it. I'm not sure how much we can say about it, but hey, I'm up for the challenge. I married an Austrian, so I've enjoyed a great many excellent beers over there. We can talk beer, but I'd rather drink a few with yous guys.

I look forward to this blog.

Blessings.

Rob Olson, the Not-so-Terrible Swede

License... TO DRINK!

I am licensed to drink beer, so says the inspirer of this blog.

Prost!

Greetings from Hillsdale!

Thank you, Ron, for inviting me to join this blog! I'm honored, although as I type this I'm drinking wine. (Sorry.) I'm originally from Western New York, so I've included this image as my initial tribute to Genesee Cream Ale. Maybe I can share my recipe for Jim Kelly Suicide Wings...

It will be interesting to see where this goes. I used to home brew because, well, American beer seem like making love in a canoe: darn close to water. I was a proud member of KRAEUSENE, Keweenaw Real Ale Enthusiasts United for Serious Experimentation in Naturally Effervescent up dere in Houghton, Michigan, home of Michigan Tech University. Up dere in da U.P. where da men are men and the Finns like da Sauna.

We would bring our latest batches and then sample them for three hours. That was good. In fact, at my last meeting I enjoyed a glass from the batch that won first prize (blue ribbon) at Michigan's State Fair. But the problem was that we would spend the entire evening talking about, well, beer and how to brew it. And that was, after a while, bad. Boring.

Now I love beer, and I consider it my sacred responsibility to enjoy it. I'm not sure how much we can say about it, but hey, I'm up for the challenge. I married a lady from Ottensheim, Austria, so I've enjoyed a great many excellent beers over there. We can talk beer, but I'd rather drink it with yous guys.

I look forward to this blog.

Blessings.

Rob, the Not-so-Terrible Swede

...in a canoe

Thanks for the invite, Ron. I'm delighted to join in this high-minded discussion, which hopefully the likes of Bunnie Diehl will find easier to follow than some other Lutheran group blogs I could mention (only kidding, Bunnie).

However, are we going to start talking about beer at some point, or what? All I've seen so far seems to be more concerned with fizzy pop.

[Runs away very quickly under a barrage of St Pauli Girl bottles.]

(PS - the rather oblique title of this post will make sense to those of you who've seen Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl. For the rest of you: well, I'm saying no more, in case any members of the Ladies Guild of St Timothy's, Sunderland happen to be visiting...)

Old German Proverb 1

In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria.

Monday, February 21, 2005 AD

Hey Kid

Alcohol alone is not the substance of beer. Alcohol also is included in cleaning supplies and girly drinks. Beer's manliness comes from the malt, the grain, and the bitter, bitter hops. The hops especially keep girls and girlie-men from drinking it. Of course, in a hop-free beer, you usually get all kinds of unfiltered grainy goodness floating around to put hair on your chest. If you're going to drink something just for the alcohol, drink something manly like bourbon. Drinking beer just for the alcohol is like watching The Godfather just to see boobs. You have much to learn, my son.

Beer and Ice Cream Diet

Anyone want to try this out and report back with the results?

As we all know, it takes 1 calorie to heat 1 gram of water 1 degree centigrade. Translated into meaningful terms, this means that if you eat a very cold dessert (generally consisting of water in large part), the natural processes which raise the consumed dessert to body temperature during the digestive cycle literally sucks the calories out of the only available source, your body fat.

For example, a dessert served and eaten at near 0 degrees C (32.2 deg. F) will in a short time be raised to the normal body temperature of 37 degrees C (98.6 deg. F). For each gram of dessert eaten, that process takes approximately 37 calories as stated above. The average desser tportion is 6 oz, or 168 grams. Therefore, by operation of thermodynamiclaw, 6,216 calories (1 cal./gm/deg. x 37 deg. x 168 gms) are extracted from body fat as the dessert's temperature is normalized.

Allowing for the 1,200 latent calories in the dessert, the net calorie loss is approximately 5,000 calories.

Obviously, the more cold dessert you eat,the better off you are and the faster you will lose weight, if that is your goal.

This process works equally well when drinking very cold beer in frosted glasses. Each ounce of beer contains 16 latent calories, but extracts 1,036 calories (6,216 cal. per 6 oz. portion) in the temperature normalizing process. Thus the net calorie loss per ounce of beer is 1,020 calories. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to calculate that 12,240 calories (12 oz. x 1,020 cal./oz.) are extracted from the body in the process of drinking a can of beer.

Frozen desserts, e.g., ice cream, are even more beneficial, since it takes 83 cal./gm to melt them (i.e., raise them to 0 deg. C) and an additional 37 cal./gm to further raise them to body temperature. The results here are really remarkable, and it beats running hands down.

Unfortunately, for those who eat pizza as an excuse to drink beer, pizza (loaded with latent calories and served above body temperature) induces an opposite effect. But, thankfully, as the astute reader should have already reasoned, the obvious solution is to drink a lot of beer with pizza and follow up immediately with large bowls of ice cream.

We could all be thin if we were to adhere religiously to a pizza, beer, and ice cream diet.

Happy eating!


From Oooers.com

Stone Justification Ale

A number of micro breweries work-up some interesting names for their offerings. Being currently in the induction phase of a low-carb regimine, I may have time to order up some Justification in time for Holy Week.


This might be the Lutheran Light beer.... Posted by Hello

More from Stone Brewery can be found at: http://www.stonebrew.com/justification/index.html

Half and half...

You know you're a Lutheran when you drink your coffee out of a beer stein.

Sunday, February 20, 2005 AD

How did I end up here?

I'm here because I like beer and whisky. You see, I have drank many, many beers and many, many whiskies. I've even drunk Ancient Age, quite possibly the nastiest bourbon known to man. I'll probably post the rest of my geology field trip and field camp stories here, leaving more room on my other blog for fart jokes. Asspiss jokes, however, will reside here.

Check this out!

The American site sucks, so I give the German version. The true King of Beers.

A mistake...?

The Terrible Swede has invited me to blog on the "Purpose Driven Drinking" thread. Is this a mistake he will regret? We shall see.

I intend to bring a youthful, irreverent attitude to the table. My forays into adult beer is limited, but ever expanding. Below is a picture of my early days. Yes I am drinking Bacardi Breezers (queer beer), but they had a higher alcohol content than the rest of the beer that was being served in the beer tent in Oman. I chose substance (alcohol) over symbolism (the vehicle in which it is delivered). I still have no idea whose glasses those are. Good times though. It was my 20th birthday (legal drinking age overseas is 18) and I was flying back to the US the next day.



Stay tuned... More to come.

St. Pauli Girl Beer


St. Pauli Girl Beer
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
1 of 4: Ahh! The familiar. You got to love the familiar.

Close Up of St. Pauli Girl Logo

2 of 4: Close Up of St. Pauli Girl Logo.

Beer Neck Logo


Beer Neck Logo
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Ummm...

Speaking of Necks...


Speaking of Necks...
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
4 of 4: I never did notice the "heart" choker she wears around her neck. Did you?