Just CHILLING !

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A bee goes into a bar,

It comes out 2 hours later buzzing

Interesting Fact: On 15 February 1864, Gerard Adriaan Heineken (1841–1893)[5][6] got his wealthy mother to buy De Hooiberg (The Haystack) brewery in Amsterdam, a popular working-class brand founded in 1592. In 1873 after hiring a Dr. Elion (student of Louis Pasteur) to develop Heineken-A Yeast for Bavarian bottom fermentation, the HBM (Heineken’s Bierbrouwerij Maatschappij) was established, and the first Heineken brand beer was brewed. In 1875 Heineken won the Medaille D’Or at the International Maritime Exposition in Paris, then began to be shipped there regularly, after which Heineken sales topped 64,000 hectolitres (1.7 million U.S. gallons), making them the biggest beer exporter to France. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heineken#History )

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You Are The Mint To My Mojito!

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Mojito

Day 234 / 365

When life hands you lemons, find someone with tequila and salt!

Interesting Fact: Havana is the birthplace of the Mojito, although the exact origin of this classic cocktail is the subject of debate. One story traces the Mojito to a similar 16th century drink known as “El Draque”, after Francis Drake.[4] In 1586, after his successful raid at Cartagena de Indias Drake’s ships sailed towards Havana but there was an epidemic of dysentery and scurvy on board. It was known that the local South American Indians had remedies for various tropical illnesses; so a small boarding party went ashore on Cuba and came back with ingredients for a medicine which was effective. The ingredients were aguardiente de caña (a crude form of rum, translates as fire water from sugar cane) added with local tropical ingredients; lime, sugarcane juice and mint.[8] Drinking lime juice in itself would have been a great help in staving off scurvy and dysentery.[9] Tafia/Rum was used as soon as it became widely available to the British (ca. 1650). Mint, lime and sugar were also helpful in hiding the harsh taste of this spirit. While this drink was not called a Mojito at this time, it was still the original combination of these ingredients. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mojito )

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beer Holder.

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Day 196 / 365

Beer doesn’t turn people into somebody they’re not.
It just makes them forget to hide that part of themselves.

Interesting Fact:  The Heineken company was founded in 1864 when the 22-year-old Gerard Adriaan Heineken bought a brewery known as De Hooiberg (the haystack) in Amsterdam. In 1869 Heineken switched to the use of bottom-fermenting yeast. In 1873 the brewery’s name changed to Heineken’s Bierbrouwerij Maatschappij (HBM), and opened a second brewery in Rotterdam in 1874. In 1886 Dr. H. Elion, a pupil of the French chemist Louis Pasteur, developed the “Heineken A-yeast” in the Heineken laboratory. This yeast is still the key ingredient of Heineken beer. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heineken_International )

 

Drink Responsibly!

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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Day 76 / 365

I told my fiancé i will only have three beers today! ( I didn’t lie. )       🙂

Interesting Fact: Approximately 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day, according to WalletHub, which released a St. Patrick’s Day by the Numbers report this week. ( http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/10-things-st-patricks-day-including-real/story?id=29618275 )

Mmm… Beer!!!

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Day 56 / 365.

Edgar Allan Poe

“Fill with mingled cream and amber,
I will drain that glass again.
Such hilarious visions clamber
Through the chamber of my brain —
Quaintest thoughts — queerest fancies
Come to life and fade away;
What care I how time advances?
I am drinking ale today.”

( http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/160336-fill-with-mingled-cream-and-amber-i-will-drain-that )

 

Interesting Fact: Beer bottles weren’t invented until 1850. Before then, people have to carry their booze home in a special bucket. ( http://tastiger04.hubpages.com/hub/Fun-Facts-About-Beer )