Drinking Beer in North Korea

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Josh Thomas loves beer, and that intense love of the holy beverage took him to a rather unexpected place North Korea:

"Their beer is very similar to the American beer brand Anchor Steam. Darker, fuller-bodied, hoppier, and delicious, it was hands down better than South Korean beer!"

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Wait, Drinking Doesn't Make You Depressed?

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In their study, researchers looked at elderly men with a genetic variation that produces an enzyme responsible for the metabolism of alcohol that is up to 80 times less competent at doing the task.
It was associated with reduced alcohol use, "but it had no association with depression whatsoever," Prof Almeida said.
"The conclusion is that alcohol use neither causes nor prevents depression in older men.
"Our results also debunk the view that mild to moderate alcohol consumption may reduce the risk of depression."

To Make Sure Your Favorite IPA Tastes Good, Drink it Fast

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The folks at highly regarded Russian River Brewing stress one thing that may surprise you: freshness. It's practically a mantra for this famed Santa Rosa brewery.

They want you to enjoy their Pliny the Elder, a world-class double India Pale Ale, as soon as possible. It's not something to stock up on for the big barbecue in six months. It's definitely not something to collect and break out in a few years for a special occasion.

"Beer is a perishable product. The way we make our IPAs, they're not meant to age," said Russian River co-owner Natalie Cilurzo. "The fresher they are, the better they are.

Underground Booze Pipeline Discovered in Kazakhstan

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The pipeline was discovered on the bed of the river Chu, which forms the border between the two countries. They suspect thousands of litres of pure spirit have passed through it. It is unclear how officials made the discovery, but a search is now on for the smugglers behind the pipeline.
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Beer Is a Sports Drink

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A Bavarian brewmeister is touting its no-alcohol beer as the latest sport drink for athletes, handing it out at the finish line of sporting events and touting its regenerative benefits.

Public Service Announcement: Please Don't Smoke Your Booze

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Bypassing the stomach and liver by inhaling alcohol can lead to some horrible mishaps.

"When you inhale alcohol, it goes directly into the lungs and circumnavigates the liver," he told the New York Daily News. "The liver is what metabolizes alcohol, but when you inhale it, it goes directly from the lungs to the brain," he said.
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