Tuesday, 31 March 2009

I like Beer Ads (#1)

When I think about some of my all time favorite ads, a great deal of them include beer. I was thinking to add a section to this blog concerning beer ads, of various form. If you come across (internet, newspaper, tv, street, other) any interesting (or not) beer ad please send it over (girllikesbeer [at] gmail.com) and I will share it on the blog.

To start I am enclosing one of Miller ads, entitled "She told me we couldn't afford beer anymore". Enjoy! What do you think who was being unreasonable;)

Monday, 30 March 2009

Endless Beer Can

As you have probably noticed I prefer bottled beer over the same one in a can. However I can understand that a gadget I am about to describe can be entertaining for a can beer enthusiast or for just about anyone really.
Found through CrunchGear, I present you Mugen Kan Beeru (the endless beer can). It is a unique concept that allows you to repeat (endlessly) the joy of opening a can of beer.
The price is rather moderate, $9 a piece. So if you want to impress (or not) your friends with one of these, wait until June, go to Japan and purchase the funny beer gadget in Bandai store.

PS. I'm kidding, of course. However the gadget really exists.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Abadia Super Bock (#25)

As promised on Twitter I come back with some exciting beers to review. Today I am trying the last beer of my beer trips. It is a Portugese brand of Carslberg Group, called Abadia Super Bock. It is the first beer produced in Portugal using the traditional recipe (via Carslberg Group website).

And let's look at the review, shall we...

Super Bock from Girl Likes Beer on Vimeo.


  • brewery: Unicer Brewery, Portugal (part of Carslberg Group)
  • type of beer: dark wheat based beer
  • bought in: @ supermarket in Porto
  • container grade (bottle): a cute small bottle 


  • the looks: head (thick and creamy), body (dark tea color)
  • the taste: sweet with a small bitter aftertaste
  • the smell: sauer fruity


I'll have another one and another one...

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Beer Wars in 32 days

Not sure how I've missed this but there is a very promising movie coming to cinemas across US in 32 days. It's called Beer Wars and tells the story behind the beer industry in USA. We will witness two beer entrepreneurs struggling with big beer corporations to bring great beer to the customer, meaning you and me.
I won't be able to view this film since I don't live in US. However, I highly recommend that you watch it. So you can tell me how great it was.
While waiting for the premiere and/or another video review, enjoy the trailer.

To check if you can see the movie in  your hometown check the participating theatres list.

Open... Drink

When starting this blog I shared a YouTube video to show you how to open a beer if no proper beer opener is nearby. I think it's about time to look at some classic beer release tools.

And why do you love beer

via Gii Funny Jokes Funny Pictures and more Fun! 

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Bud (#24)

Today I am looking at another side of the Budweiser trademark dispute. Few episodes back I tried Budejovicky budvar. Luckily I was able to find the other Budweiser in my local supermarket. It is sold here as Bud since the Anheuser Busch can use Budweiser brand only in the US.

So let's see what is this beer really about...

Bud review from Girl Likes Beer on Vimeo.


  • brewery: Stag Brewing Company, UK
  • type of beer: lager
  • bought in: @ supermarket in Warsaw
  • container grade (bottle): a king of beer bottle;) 


  • the looks: head (classic white and disappearing), body (light yellow)
  • the taste: hoppy with refreshing aftertaste
  • the smell: hoppy


I'll have another one but maybe not right away...

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Beer temple in Thailand

Hello everyone. I was out skiing which is my kind of lame excuse for my recent absence. I got a small face injury so I am/was unable to tape new reviews. In the meantime I want to share something cool I found today.

Apparently Buddhist monks found an excellent way to recycle beer bottles. They took some (actually a lot, around 2,5 million) bottles and used them to build the Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple (Million Bottles Temple). The temple has around 20 rooms, including a toilet also made out of bottles.

The monks started collecting the bottles in 1984. However not every beer bottle is good enough for this temple. They used only green Heineken bottles and local brown Chang bottles.

The caps were used for the mosaic in front of the temple.

via TreeHugger