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Minnesota Beer Choir combines love of suds and singing: ‘Zero talent is required’

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Wielding ales and stouts, lagers and porters, the assembled throng of citizen-singers leaned into the chorus of “The Wild Rover,” an old Irish drinking song. “And it’s no, nay, never! No, nay, never, no more!” By the second verse, pockets of harmony were heard as some voices broke into alto and tenor,…

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International beer, music festival takes over coastal Qingdao

Sun, sea, sand, music and beer are ushering in a carnival spirit in Qingdao, Shandong province, which is holding its 27th beer festival from Aug 4-27. Six of Qingdao’s districts and sub-cities will offer venues for visitors to try out more than 200 different beers from around the world. Feng Wenqing, chairman of the China Council…

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The Coopers Story

The Coopers Story When Thomas Cooper used an old family recipe to brew his first batch of ale back in 1862, it would be fair to describe him as a novice craft brewer. Apparently he’d only intended it to be a tonic for his sick wife, but the resulting ale was so flavoursome that friends and neighbours soon came to […]

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Why Programmers Love Beer?

Why Programmers Love Beer? Everyone knows the 99 Bottles of Beer song, and many programmers have rendered the loops of its lyrics into a programming language. There are countless pieces of code that feature the mesmerizing chant of 99 Bottles of Beer.  Here’s the one in Python, for instance: Judging by the count of programming languages that were used to convey this lyrics, […]

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Runners Who Love Beer

Runners Who Love Beer In a dark corner of the 2nd Street Brew House in South Philadelphia, where the food menus are laminated and the chalkboard draft list lit by white Christmas lights, David April stood on a bar stool and called for attention. After thanking the 70 or so runners for joining him that night, he lifted a full […]

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