As most people will be suffering a near terminal lack of work motivation at this time of the week, here are two quick links to beer items which may be of interest:
Over at Beer O’Clock on Not PC, a look at humorous beer advertising complete with links.
Glass Tip – Foreign Correspondent Belinda for the initial article
Secondly, a beer tasting report and results from last nights tasting at Thomson and Brooker.
Some slightly off-beat news snippets from the world of beer today.
Nigerians’ taste for Guinness outstrips Irish from Stuff:
[Guinness] sales in Britain fell 3 percent and in Ireland by 7 percent in the year to June, while Diageo’s international region, which covers Africa and Asia, saw sales rise 15 percent. Nigeria pushed aside Ireland to be the beer’s No 2 market after Britain.
Beer firms rapped over adverts from Talking Retail:
InBev UK – the firm behind Belgian beer brand Stella Artois – has been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority for implying that one family had brewed the lager for the past 600 years.
The watchdog has also rapped Miller Brands over an advert showing a roller-skating stuntman, which the ASA claimed would appeal to minors.
“Got a thirst for man-sized pleasure?”
That’s going to get this blog some strange google search hits!
Glass Tip – Yet again, those happy swillers at Modern Drunkard Magazine
Those people were right the first time!
Glass Tip – Those fine fellows at Modern Drunkard Magazine