Thursday, 30 April 2009

I like Beer Ads (#10)

Probably the best "I like Beer Ads" post. I hope I don't have to right the beer brand.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

United States of Breweries

Earlier this year I showed you a cool infographic with the best breweries in United States. Recently, I have found another map of United States with relation to beer and breweries. It shows the number of breweries per million people. I guess the more north you go the more beers you will find. Or less people you will meet;)

via Sloshspot

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

I like Beer Ads (#9)

Flickr is amazing. I found a cool collection of pictures for Sapporo beer ads and how they change over time. They are very Girl Likes Beer-like, targeted to girls;)

Friday, 24 April 2009

De Koninck (#29)

The time has come. I am announcing Belgium months. Through April, May and probably June I will review several Belgium beers, one of each major style. The first one to go is a Belgium ale called De Koninck from an Antwerpian brewery.

Let's look at the review, shall we...

De Koninck from Girl Likes Beer on Vimeo.


  • brewery: Brouwerij De Koninck, Belgium
  • type of beer: Belgium ale
  • bought in: brought by a friend from Brussels
  • container grade (bottle): normal and standard 


  • the looks: head (small, light and not creamy), body (bronze and copper style)
  • the taste: gassy with metallic aftertaste
  • the smell: honey note with something mysterious


Whatever I guess...

Thursday, 23 April 2009

I like Beer Ads (#8)

It is one of the latest Heineken commercials. I like it a lot. My problem is though that I am not sure which room is more cool;)

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Beer goggles not true?

As you probably remember last week on "I like Beer Ads" I recalled a cool Tuborg ad known as "Beer Goggles". This week I have learned that this effect associated with beer is apparently untrue. And this has been tested by scientist. They cannot be wrong, right.

The research has shown that alcohol makes men see women as less attractive. So totally opposite as the famous "beer goggles" concept.

The scientists asked several men and women (half sober, half slightly drunk) in pubs to comment on pictures of other men and women. Surprisingly the results were as follows. Alcohol has a different effect on men and on women. Women lost the ability to guess the age of the photo models. Also the results indicated that after alcohol men seem to perceive women as less attractive.

You can find out more here.

So guys and girls, what do you think. Maybe have a beer. And save the economy!

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

I like Beer Ads (#7)

How true is this beer commercial? Already in the 30s French knew that beer is food. With calories craziness it is more true than ever, right;)

Friday, 17 April 2009

Utenos Porter (#28)

First porter beer on Girl Likes Beer. And not a regular one I must say. I've chosen (or maybe it chose me) a Baltic porter, known for it's higher alcohol input. The beer mentioned is a Utenos Porter, brewed in Lithuania. Will Girl Likes Beer enjoy a porter or not?

Let's look at the review, shall we...

Utenos from Girl Likes Beer on Vimeo.


  • brewery: Utenos Alus, Lithuania
  • type of beer: baltic porter
  • bought in: @ supermarket in Warsaw
  • container grade (bottle): not ordinary which is already really good 


  • the looks: head (dark and not creamy), body (dark caramel)
  • the taste: first surprisingly bitter, then full malty-sweet
  • the smell: honey with caramel if that's possible


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

Thursday, 16 April 2009

I like Beer Ads (#6)

I hope you like the new section on Girl Likes Beer, the "I like Beer Ads". I am still trying to see what is the best option for sharing beer ads with you but I think from now on it will go like this: print ad on Tuesdays and video ad on Thursday.
That said I want to show you today an all time beer ad classic. Supposedly banned in its country I bring you the Tuborg ad known as "beer goggles". Enjoy!

If you want to share some cool beer ads on Girl Likes Beer please send them to girllikesbeer [at]

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Drink up! Save the economy.

Last week I've learn that drinking beer is a crucial activity that can help us in this economy. According to Fox5News beer generates more than 15000 jobs in Nevada state, and nearly 2 million jobs in the whole country. So if you wonder how you can help everyone in this challenging times. The answer is simple. Have a beer!

To better understand the beer consumption in the US and worldwide you can check out some cool info-graphics I've come across recently.

To see more of these go to WallStats.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

I like Beer Ads (#5)

On this lovely after-Easter-Tuesday I want to share with a you a Budweiser print ad which encourages cooperation and reconciliation over a bottle of beer.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Radeberger (#27)

Spring has come. What does that mean for Girl Likes Beer? Well, time to do some cleaning up. Meaning I am trying to figure out a proper intro for the video reviews. Hope you like what I've come up with. Today I'm reviewing another German lager called Radeberger. If the brewer is not lying it is one of top 10 premium beers in Germany.

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

Radeberger from Girl Likes Beer on Vimeo.


  • brewery: Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei, Germany
  • type of beer: pale lager
  • bought in: Germany by a friend
  • container grade (bottle): a bottle with a champagne like top;) 


  • the looks: head (classic white, thin and disappearing), body (too light yellow with sparkles)
  • the taste: full bitterness, too gassy towards the end
  • the smell: heavy hoppy smell very strong on the nose


Whatever I guess...

Thursday, 9 April 2009

I like Beer Ads (#4)

Today's ad is one of my top favourite beer ads and probably one of the best beer commercial ever. It's funny, surprising but foremost "It's big". It presents an Australian beer called Carlton Draught. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Beer soap

How much do you love beer? The why question has been addressed some time ago. If you love this beverage enough to bathe in it here's something for you. A beer soap.
The Beer Soap Company set up an account on Etsy and is selling bars of beer soap (5 bars for $20) made up of various beer brands. You can find there Double Chocolate Stout, Foster's and even Tyskie.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

I like Beer Ads (#3)

Today I want to share a video ad that was brought to my attention by Will (@forkmantis). It's a commercial for Guinees beer. Enjoy!

via My Beer Pix

Friday, 3 April 2009

Warsteiner (#26)

This time I'm reviewing "a wife" of Bud beer. Well, sort of. If you remember, Bud beer is called (or rather has a tagline) "king of beer". Warsteiner, the German brew in this review, is supposedly a "queen of beers". And since I had a bigger bottle, you can say that the queen is bigger than the king. Is it really? Find out for yourself.

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

Warsteiner from Girl Likes Beer on Vimeo.


  • brewery: Warsteiner Braurei, Germany
  • type of beer: pale lager
  • bought in: in Germany by a friend
  • container grade (bottle): a queen of beer bottle;) but rather ordinary


  • the looks: head (classic white and thick), body (full golden as a pilsner should be, also sparkly)
  • the taste: bitter but not in the aftertaste
  • the smell: hoppy with a bitter promise


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

Thursday, 2 April 2009

I like Beer Ads (#2)

The second "I like Beer Ads" brings another American beer ad (a retro one, originally in Life magazine in 1937). It is Budweiser (reviewed by me twice, as Czech and as Amercian lager). Enjoy! It is very up-to-date, now that product patriotism is back on.

via The Retro Press

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

The revolutionary beer

As I learned today, in the following months we will see some new revolutionary beer launched onto the market by various brewers and under various brands. The research shows that beer is much more tasty and has less drunk effect if it is produced upside down. Generally, this means that once the beverage is on the foam, and not under it, it has much more health value. The biggest advantages are as follows:
  • you can drive after even 4 bottles of the upside-down beer
  • you don't have and alcoholic breath (the foam clears it)
  • the production costs are much smaller so we can expect some reduced prices
The first brands to use this revolutionary concept are Guiness, Krug, Amstel and Iguana. To better understand the concept see the pictures below.

Pictures source: courtesy of Coloribus