| My German relatives used to refer to American beer as "Pisswasser".
| Now, with the EU and all, I hear they're actually drinking Bud and the
| like over there.
Years ago I dated a British woman and visited
England for a couple of weeks. I found that the
more upscale and youth-oriented the bar, the
more likely they were to serve American brands.
And not just American; bottom-of-the-barrel
American brands like Schlitz. In their defense,
though, I think that's a universal tendency. This
very night is the final installment on PBS of the
absurd soap opera known as Downton Abbey.
If it were American no one would watch such
drivel except on the major networks at 2PM
on weekdays, but for the droves of Anglophile
PBS supporters it's high culture. :)
We have a discount liquor outlet here (Total Wine) that sells beer
cheaper than the grocery store, unless it is on sale at the grocery.
The shop and rob places are a mixed bag but it is still less than a
buck a 12 pack difference.
Beer distributor 30 pack just over $20. Depends on brand. 6 pack at certain
special outlets $7. Bars usually more for 6 pack here in pa. They just
started allowing beer distributors to sell 12 packs. No 6 packs at beer
PA has some interesting laws to protect everyone in their niche. Beer
distributors can only sell full cases (now 12 packs) but bars and delis
can only sell up to a couple of quarts.
Liquor and wine are only sold in state owned stores. It was not even
self service until the mid 1960s. Used to be you told a clerk what you
wanted and he went into the back room to get it.
A looooong time ago I was treasurer of a rather large civic association
To raise money, we had a "Truckload of Booze" raffle and it fell upon me
to go down to the nearby State Store to purchase $1,500 worth of liquor.
This was when $1,500 was big bucks - and independent store owner would
have had his wife or daughter out there serving me coffee and cake while
I waited for the order to be picked.
State store employee with an enormous beer belly took my list, looked at
it... an expression of disgust crossed his face, and he said to a
co-worker, right in front of me, "See what we have to put up with"....
If I see a penny on the street, I stop, bend over, and pick it up.
It's called respect for money.
An American, an Englishman, and a Scot sit down at the bar and each
orders a beer.
Bartender delivers the beers and, amazingly, each beer has a fly in it.
American shoves the beer aside and yells "Bartender!... bring me another
Englishman makes a face, daintily reaches into the beer, pinches the
fly, lifts it out of the beer, and throws it aside.
Scot pinches the fly, lifts it out of the beer...... And wrings it out.
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