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A Brief History On December 31, 1759, Arthur Guinness contracted for a lease on 4 acres of land in Dublin, Ireland, where he promptly commenced to brewing Guinness dry stout beer, a now world famous brew.  The terms of the lease?  Only £45 per year for 9000 years!  Today we commemorate this part of brewing history by listing what we think are the 10 Greatest Beers (ales, too) in the world today.  What brews do you think belong on the list?  (We know our choices are not for everyone, especially those that savor a particular type of brew, so tell…

A Brief History On November 18, 2017, we celebrate the annual Apple Cider Day, a national day in the United States and in the United Kingdom.  Why isn’t the juice of pressed apples just called “apple juice?”  For that matter, what is “apple juice?”  Read on and we will explain these fine points of culinary delight to you! Digging Deeper First of all, apple juice is junk!  It is made from apples all right, pressed into juicy stuff which if left alone would be apple cider, but it is further processed to ruin any useful purpose as a drink for…

A Brief History On August 25, 1904, our greatest ice cream sundae was born, the invention of pharmacist apprentice David Strickler in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.  Only 23 years old at the time, Strickler was experimenting with the soda and ice cream counter at the pharmacy he worked at (Tassel Pharmacy), and came up with the greatest of all ice cream treats. Digging Deeper Normally made of 3 scoops of ice cream, 1 vanilla, 1 chocolate, and 1 strawberry, covered in hot fudge, pineapple, and strawberries, smothered in whipped cream, topped with chopped nuts and Maraschino cherries and of course, flanked on…

A Brief History On July 25, 2017, we celebrate National Hot Fudge Sundae Day.  This tasty treat with (usually) vanilla ice cream covered in hot fudge may or may not be embellished with whipped cream, and/or nuts, and/or a cherry on top.  Plus, you can shake things up by trying a different flavor of ice cream.  Today we list 10 Favorite Frozen Treats (either our favorites or the most popular in the country).  What treats would you add to the list?  (You can nominate Sorbet, Sherbet, Drumsticks, Root Beer Floats, etc, but heck with Frozen Yogurt, Ice Milk, and any…

A Brief History Today, June 15, 2017, we raise a mug and wish all of our British readers a happy Beer Day Britain, Britain’s National Beer Day. Digging Deeper The date of this relatively new holiday has been celebrated annually on 15 June since only 2015.  The founders of the holiday chose the date because 15 June is also the date that the Magna Carta, one of Britain’s most important legal documents in the island’s entire history, was sealed in 1215.  If you are wondering what the heck does the Magna Carta, a peace treaty between an unpopular king and his…