The Taste of Democracy

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The Taste of Democracy
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Last year the deliciously irreverent beery overlords at BrewDog (aka James and Martin) decided it'd be fun to brew a beer via crowdsourcing. Aspects of the brew were opened to a public vote, from the style, to the malt bill and abv, to the hops and IBU, to a very special little twist. We ended up with a brown ale loaded with New Zealand hops and aged over oak chips and Hazelnuts. I didn't think all that much of it. Whadda let down.

So when they decided to do it again this year I was all like "Woohoo! Sod last years brew this 'un's gonna be well wicked!!!" and I was straight over to the BrewDog website, lookin' at stuff and clickin' on stuff and well, it was awesome! Especially 'cause every damned choice I clicked on made it to the final brew. Srsly. And here it is, an imperial red ale hopped with a combination of US, NZ, and German hops, with a twist of added blood orange juice, lemon and orange zest. Cool.

Your Tax Dollars At Work

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Your Tax Dollars At Work
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Three staff members of Rick Larsen, Democratic Congressman of Washington State's 2nd District, had the great idea of using Twitter to talk about using the office for drunken parties, blowing off work, and even talking s$%t about their boss. Suffice to say, they were fired yesterday. Here are some of their more memorable tweets.