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Super Bowl media mania, a question about international beers, and Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 1/24 - 1/30 
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In media news, it's Super Bowl week. Be on the lookout for rehashes of previous year Super Bowl news, including "How Much Money Does The Super Bowl Cost in Terms of Lost Productivity?", and "Top 10 Craziest Super Bowl Halftime Shows" with Janet Jackson in the number one slot. She'll be there forever.

So in unrelated news, a friend of mine here in Kentucky has been challenged to drink a beer from every country that got into the World Cup. He's found most of them but is running into trouble with a few countries, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for the following:

- Algeria (do muslims drink beer?)
- Cameroon
- Ghana
- Ivory Coast
- North Korea
- Slovenia
- Uruguay

Let me know.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2010-01-24 to Sat 2010-01-30:

img1.fark.net  Jets crash in Indianapolis, Lebanon    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Cu later "Chemical Ali." Officials now busy deciding where to barium    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Film made entirely by chimps airs on BBC. No, it's not Transformers 2    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  WHO accused of overplaying H1N1 pandemic, My Generation    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  British death toll in Afghanistan may have reached 250, but it is tough to keep accurate count because of the tally ban    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Construction worker dies after Forth bridge fall. You'd think he'd have learned his lesson after the first three    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Reclusive author J.D. Salinger dead at 91. As usual, he was unavailable for comment    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Disabled woman successfuly tackles and subdues raider, completely failing to amaze anyone living in Oakland    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Italy to open first prison for transsexuals, presumably to be called Alcatranz    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Kansas jury says post 200th trimester abortion is murder    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Jesus spotted in coconut, sermon on the Mounds anticipated    img.fark.net


Sports:

img1.fark.net  Serena Williams says she weighs in at 68kg (150lbs), Aussie journalist playfully suggests weighing her other thigh    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Away in Manilla/mom on her sick bed/The little Lord Tebow poked out his sweet head/James Dobson and wingnuts looked down where he lay/Here's 2.8 million to take choice away    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Hue Jackson becomes offensive coordinator for Oakland, will try to get JaMarcus Russell to learn by poking him with his adamantium claws    img.fark.net


Geek:

img1.fark.net  In an effort to reach out and touch the youth, the Pope wants Priests to start blogs    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Energy-harvesting rubber sheets could power pacemakers, mobile phones. Or, if installed in John Edwards' bedroom, St. Louis    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Scottish scientists "lead the world," developing technology to view Flame Nebula. Next up: deep-fried Flame Nebula    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

img1.fark.net  "Jersey Shore" cast to stick together and ask for more money for second season, just like the cast of "Friends," except less educated, with faker tans and a really bad case of herpes    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Bollywood to get its first ever gay kiss. Unsurprisingly, some people are making a big song and dance about this    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Katy Perry's Twitter account gets hacked and series of juvenile messages get posted. No one really notices a difference    img.fark.net


Politics:

img1.fark.net  Obama to seek spending freeze. Republicans scrambling to find reasons to oppose it    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Two of the teabaggers' biggest nuts are dropping out    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  US takes the high road and avoids conflicting with China over the Google situation. Just kidding, we're selling $6 billion of "F*ck China" to Taiwan    img.fark.net


Music:

img1.fark.net  Muse is donating their drum kit for Haiti auction. It's described as being in new and unused condition    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Ozzy Osbourne says he's lucky to be alive after his drug use and "I really like this Lady Gaga." Evidently the drug use hasn't stopped    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Willie Nelson cancels concert due to having severe hand pain. If only he had access to a cheap, non-addictive, easy to find medication that would temporarily ease his pain and help him like, totally chill out, dude    img.fark.net


Business:

img1.fark.net  Home sales slide like a McMansion on a California hill    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Left-wing, socialist companies spreading the wealth around by advertising 87,000 job openings, creating more taxpayers to feed Obama's communist agenda    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Five. Five banks. Five banks go tits up    img.fark.net
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48 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2010-02-01 01:43:21 PM
*perks up*

Beer thread?
 
2010-02-01 01:49:29 PM
Algeria (do muslims drink beer?)

The religious ones don't, just like the religious Jews don't eat bacon.

/time for my bacon, cheeseburger -- shalom
 
2010-02-01 02:04:46 PM
do muslims drink beer?

Beer was kind of invented in Egypt/Mesopotamia.. they aughta. Of course they believed in some slightly different stuff back then.
 
2010-02-01 02:06:04 PM
대동강!!
 
2010-02-01 02:06:53 PM
"tally ban" is an early favorite for headline of the year.
 
2010-02-01 02:07:38 PM
Urugay: Check out Patricia. This is their main domestic, brewed in Montevideo.

Slovenia: Check out the beers brewed by Pivovarna Lasko or Pivovarna Union.

Ghana: Guinness Ghana Breweries Co. produces a lager called Gulder and another beer called Star.

No idea on the others. Also, I've never had any of these, so I can't comment on their quality. Good luck!
 
2010-02-01 02:08:42 PM
Janet Jackson will only be at the top of the craziest Super Bowl halftime stunts until Lady Gaga does a halftime show.
 
2010-02-01 02:09:16 PM
Beer got my attention.

Football, not so much. I really don't understand what's so exciting about a bunch of guys in tights, slapping each other on the ass and chasing each others balls.

Seriously. Just go download gay porn and get it over with.
 
2010-02-01 02:12:05 PM
taedonggang is the only n korean beer I know of. You can get it in Skorea, but beyond that I'm not sure.
 
2010-02-01 02:13:04 PM
I suspect that kangaroos made "Transformers 2".
 
2010-02-01 02:16:29 PM
Infamous Dr. X: Urugay: Check out Patricia. This is their main domestic, brewed in Montevideo.

Slovenia: Check out the beers brewed by Pivovarna Lasko or Pivovarna Union.

Ghana: Guinness Ghana Breweries Co. produces a lager called Gulder and another beer called Star.

No idea on the others. Also, I've never had any of these, so I can't comment on their quality. Good luck!


Yeah I thought of Tusker and Star lagers for Ghana but neither of them is brewed there as far as I can see.
 
2010-02-01 02:17:33 PM
unchellmatt: Beer got my attention.

Football, not so much. I really don't understand what's so exciting about a bunch of guys in tights, slapping each other on the ass and chasing each others balls.

Seriously. Just go download gay porn and get it over with.


But Peyton Manning's not in gay porn!

/yet
 
2010-02-01 02:18:07 PM
As for Slovenian beer there's Union and Lasko, not sure how readily available they are.

Also for Czech beer I hope like hell he had something better than Pilsner Urquel. Czechvar or Krusovice are both superior, indeed Krusovice is vastly superior, I recommend the dark variety.
 
2010-02-01 02:18:58 PM
Infamous Dr. X: Urugay: Check out Patricia. This is their main domestic, brewed in Montevideo.

Slovenia: Check out the beers brewed by Pivovarna Lasko or Pivovarna Union.

Ghana: Guinness Ghana Breweries Co. produces a lager called Gulder and another beer called Star.

No idea on the others. Also, I've never had any of these, so I can't comment on their quality. Good luck!


North Korea - Taedonggang (new window)
 
2010-02-01 02:19:39 PM
unchellmatt: Football, not so much. I really don't understand what's so exciting about a bunch of guys in tights, slapping each other on the ass and chasing each others balls.

Good thing you're not projecting much.
 
2010-02-01 02:22:59 PM
I used to see a beer called "Mambo" from the Ivory Coast around, and it was fairly commonly available in most stores that had decent beer selections. It came in a large bottle and had a crocodile (or alligator, or whatever) on the label. It was pretty good, actually (most African beers I've had have been pretty good, in fact), but I haven't seen it around in several years, so I don't know if they stopped importing it into the U.S. or what.
 
2010-02-01 02:23:34 PM
netweavr: Infamous Dr. X: Urugay: Check out Patricia. This is their main domestic, brewed in Montevideo.

Slovenia: Check out the beers brewed by Pivovarna Lasko or Pivovarna Union.

Ghana: Guinness Ghana Breweries Co. produces a lager called Gulder and another beer called Star.

No idea on the others. Also, I've never had any of these, so I can't comment on their quality. Good luck!

North Korea - Taedonggang (new window)


Wasn't there a recent Fark thread about that North Korean brew?
 
2010-02-01 02:25:48 PM
Cyberluddite: I used to see a beer called "Mambo" from the Ivory Coast around, and it was fairly commonly available in most stores that had decent beer selections. It came in a large bottle and had a crocodile (or alligator, or whatever) on the label. It was pretty good, actually (most African beers I've had have been pretty good, in fact), but I haven't seen it around in several years, so I don't know if they stopped importing it into the U.S. or what.

www.beerlabels.com
 
2010-02-01 02:27:05 PM
A TRIBUTE TO OUR BEER DEAR LEADER!

Link (new window)
 
2010-02-01 02:27:07 PM
- Ivory Coast

Link (new window)
 
2010-02-01 02:37:55 PM
Infamous Dr. X: Slovenia: Check out the beers brewed by Pivovarna Lasko or Pivovarna Union.

Yep. Not bad, prefer Lasko to Union. Union is InBev so it shouldn't be too hard to find in the States. That was the point of the whole merger, wasn't it?


WhyteRaven74: Also for Czech beer I hope like hell he had something better than Pilsner Urquel. Czechvar or Krusovice are both superior, indeed Krusovice is vastly superior, I recommend the dark variety.

Czechs didn't make the World Cup, unfortunately. Lost to Slovakia in Prague for the first time in almost 10 years, and Slovenia went through even though we tied and beat them. Also Krusovice is Chinese restaurant beer, though you're right about the dark one being better. Kozel dark (cerny) might be found in the States since it's owned by Pilsner Urquel
 
2010-02-01 02:41:03 PM
And here's an ad for North Korean beer. (new window)

Billed as the "Pride of Pyongyang", the advert promises drinkers that the beer will help ease stress.
 
2010-02-01 02:41:51 PM
- Algeria - Link (new window)

- Cameroon - Link (new window)

- Ghana - Link (new window)

- Ivory Coast - Link (new window)

- North Korea - Link (new window)

- Slovenia - Link (new window) Link (new window)

- Uruguay - Link (new window)
 
2010-02-01 02:43:23 PM
i939.photobucket.com
Zlatý Bažant - A good Slovak Pilsner
 
2010-02-01 02:44:49 PM
Cajnik: Czechs didn't make the World Cup, unfortunately

Thanks for reminding me of that. No, really, thanks.

/Czech by birth
 
2010-02-01 02:46:40 PM
N. Korea - Taedonggang Beer
Cameroon - Castel Beer
Ghana - Gulder Lager
Ivory Coast - Mamba
Slovenia - Laško Termalni Desert
Uruguay - FNC Norteña
There is a Tango Brewery in Algeria. That might be the best bet.
 
2010-02-01 02:48:22 PM
And of the ones I listed, the Laško Termalni Desert is the best.
 
2010-02-01 02:49:25 PM
Cajnik: Kozel dark (cerny) might be found in the States since it's owned by Pilsner Urquel

I haven't seen it. I mentioned Krusovice because it's available here, and in Chicago at least pretty easy to get. As is Czechvar, or Budvar as the rest of the world knows it. They used to import Bakalar from Rakovnik, but don't any more. Which makes me sad, since it's awesome beer, and brewed where my parents grew up. There's a few other Czech beers available, but not as easy to get.
 
2010-02-01 02:49:50 PM
In media news, it's Super Bowl week. Be on the lookout for rehashes of previous year Super Bowl news, including "How Much Money Does The Super Bowl Cost in Terms of Lost Productivity?", and "Top 10 Craziest Super Bowl Halftime Shows" with Janet Jackson in the number one slot.

Don't forget the classic "Water Dept. managers concerned about 'Super Flush' effect when the game ends," complete with a quote from a Water Department manager that says "no, we're not concerned about that."
 
2010-02-01 02:52:05 PM
Be on the lookout for rehashes of previous year Super Bowl news, including "How Much Money Does The Super Bowl Cost in Terms of Lost Productivity?", and "Top 10 Craziest Super Bowl Halftime Shows" with Janet Jackson in the number one slot. She'll be there forever.

Don't forget the obligatory story about how domestic violence particularly spouse abuse goes up during the Super Bowl.
 
2010-02-01 02:57:41 PM
Hyaku-Shiki: N. Korea - Taedonggang Beer

I could probably bang one or two of them down...
 
2010-02-01 03:13:42 PM
When do we get the obligatory "Superbowl costs businesses 20 bajillion dollars in productivity" headline? It's Super Bowl week, someone is tardy. C'mon media, I'm counting on you!

/maybe I should go look for it
 
2010-02-01 03:16:40 PM
Well... I've had beers from none of those countries and I'm at 51 different countries sampled. So that could be tough. By most ratings on ratebeer for that country and thus likely to be the most widely available:

Slovenia - Laško Zlatorog (170 ratings)
Ghana - Club Premium Lager (25 ratings)
Ivory Coast - Flag Spéciale (Cote dIvoire) (22 ratings)
Uruguay - FNC Pilsen (31 ratings)

The most rated beers from the other countries are already listed above. My guess would be the Slovenian one is the only one you're likely to find.
 
2010-02-01 03:43:55 PM
So in unrelated news, a friend of mine here in Kentucky has been challenged to drink a beer from every country that got into the World Cup. He's found most of them but is running into trouble with a few countries, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for the following:

- Algeria (do muslims drink beer?)
- Cameroon
- Ghana
- Ivory Coast
- North Korea
- Slovenia
- Uruguay

Let me know.


That is an awesome idea. I must copy
 
2010-02-01 03:58:57 PM
My wife's family is Cameroonian; we went there last spring for our wedding and the beer selection is pretty good. Castel is ok, but 33 Export and Tuborg are better. Castel is kinda like their Bud Light (read: drank by girls and girly men).

FYI: African Guinness does have a higher alcohol content and the flavor is a bit smokier than the European and American versions I've had before. At the Guinness Brewery outside Douala there are thousands of Guinness branded crates stacked up outside just waiting to be refilled. It's a beautiful thing, the promise of beer to come.
 
2010-02-01 04:08:36 PM
No mention of the Hamburger Helper thread?
 
2010-02-01 04:12:22 PM
I strongly suspect Janet Jackson's is not a number one slot. We now return you to your regular beer thread, already in progress.

/that is all.
 
2010-02-01 04:22:28 PM
Get your friend over to Marikka's. Certainly they have at least 1 of those countries on the list.
 
2010-02-01 04:27:55 PM
Drew, I think everyone here would be amazed if you even scrounged up a North Korean beer at all. I'd just cop out and go for a Chinese beer.
 
2010-02-01 04:29:27 PM
...oh. People already found some.

Wow.
 
2010-02-01 04:40:39 PM
Starks: Castel is ok, but 33 Export and Tuborg are better.

Tuborg? The beer of Danish kings?

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2010-02-01 04:49:03 PM
Uzzah: Starks: Castel is ok, but 33 Export and Tuborg are better.

Tuborg? The beer of Danish kings?


And Cameroonian uncles it turns out.
 
2010-02-01 05:10:17 PM
Starks
My wife's family is Cameroonian; we went there last spring for our wedding and the beer selection is pretty good. Castel is ok, but 33 Export and Tuborg are better. Castel is kinda like their Bud Light (read: drank by girls and girly men).

33 Export is Vietnamese. I'm surprised it ended up in Cameroon.
 
2010-02-01 05:19:20 PM
I thought I'd made a new years resolution about drinking beer while reading Fark headlines after soaking my keyboard to destruction from reading the "gas escaping from exit halts 69" article. I guess I forgot.

The replacement got sprayed over the "tally ban" headline.

/has my vote so far this year
 
2010-02-01 05:48:26 PM
There's a few beers from Uruguay. Having just returned, and having drank many many litros of beer I can say Pilsen is the best. It's actually not that bad at all.

Enjoy.
 
2010-02-01 06:06:06 PM
Cyberluddite: I used to see a beer called "Mambo" from the Ivory Coast around, and it was fairly commonly available in most stores that had decent beer selections. It came in a large bottle and had a crocodile (or alligator, or whatever) on the label. It was pretty good, actually (most African beers I've had have been pretty good, in fact), but I haven't seen it around in several years, so I don't know if they stopped importing it into the U.S. or what.

You drank "blood beer"??? Oh, the humanity!
 
2010-02-01 06:10:01 PM
Away in Manilla/mom on her sick bed/The little Lord Tebow poked out his sweet head/James Dobson and wingnuts looked down where he lay/Here's 2.8 million to take choice away

THIS will be in the 2010 Headlines of the Year competition.

And you haven't lived until you've enjoyed Bischoff Premium Pils.

harburmarketing.com
 
2010-02-01 06:15:53 PM
So in unrelated news, a friend of mine here in Kentucky has been challenged to drink a beer from every country that got into the World Cup. He's found most of them but is running into trouble with a few countries, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for the following:

Drew, does this bet involve Sergio's (new window) in Louisville? If not, he could help. He's got about 1100 different beers in stock at the moment.
 
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