September 15, 2012 |
On Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m., Yuengling will hand out a bottle of free beer at participating bars in Philadelphia to toast its designation as the largest American-owned brewery. " ... We believe that Philly was, and will continue to be, a huge part of our success," the Pottsville-based brewer said on its website. "We'd love to show our gratitude with a Philly-wide lager toast to the city. " Find participating bars at http://www.yuengling.com/ You must be 21 to enter the site.
March 21, 1990 |
If George Bush keeps on like this, they can cancel the 1992 election. It's over before it starts. The Democrats will not only have to draft a candidate, they'll have to arrest him, drag him to the Democratic National Convention and force him to accept the nomination under threat of indictment. Bush is not merely riding high in the polls - something on the order of 80 percent approval - he is on a roll the likes of which we haven't seen in this country since the days of Calvin Coolidge.
May 28, 1992 |
Here was a chance at stardom, however fleeting: A beer commercial was being filmed at Brownie's Pub. Sisters Carolyn and Belinda Dick of Primos had no idea they would be asked to participate, but they heeded the casting call in the flier Belinda received at work and bounded over to Woodlyn. A good move, as it turned out. "We walked in, and a crew member asked us if we wanted to be in a commercial," Carolyn said, her words like rapid fire. "As soon as we walked into the back room, (a crew member)
February 14, 2000 |
Heard about the Japanese trawler that sank when a cow crashed through its deck? The bride who was fatally bitten by a snake while she posed for her wedding photos in a garden? That the real reason Kentucky Fried Chicken changed its name to KFC was because the genetically altered pieces in those buckets did not fit government definitions of chicken? Did you know that Bill Gates will pay you $1,000 just for forwarding an e-mail? That Miller Brewing is celebrating 2000 by giving away two million cases of free beer?
April 11, 2011 |
GENEVA - Free beer will reportedly be verboten soon in Switzerland. Swiss weekly Sonntag says that the Cabinet has drafted a plan to ban restaurateurs from offering any free drinks to customers, extending a ban on other alcoholic beverages to beer. Bar owners would still be allowed to offer "spontaneous" rounds to regulars. The proposal has drawn strong opposition from the hospitality industry as free beer promotions are common in bars, restaurants and at public events in Switzerland.
February 6, 1995 |
BOONE, N.C. FREE BEER FOR WOMEN PROTESTERS A restaurant owner thought he'd get some laughs with a sign that read: "Men - No Shirt, No Service. Women - No Shirt, Free Beer. " Instead, he got six women protesters who took off their shirts and asked for one on the house. The group wanted to stand up against sexism at the Charlie Horse restaurant, said Samantha Smith, an Appalachian State University student who videotaped the Jan. 26 protest. Smith said last weekk that five of the women sat topless and another kept her bra on for about 10 minutes before owner Bud Stewart asked them to put their shirts back on. They refused until Stewart took the sign down, Smith said.
March 23, 1992 |
FROM BILL TAMMEUS, KANSAS CITY STAR: President Bush says Fidel Castro is "showing signs of desperation. " Well, it is a little embarrassing for revolutionaries to die of old age. Does it affect the Index of Leading Economic Indicators when presidential candidates drop out of the race? Pat Buchanan says Preaident Bush "is very, very weak in his own party. " Usually free beer and better bean dip will overcome that. "Life," says Prince Charles, "is not worth living unless you have a choice of all the gloriously unhygienic things which mankind - especially the French portion of it - has lovingly created.
February 7, 1995 |
1,000 JONESES INVADE DISNEYLAND FOR NEW RIDE Keeping up with the Joneses can sometimes require braving poison darts, falling spikes, bats and the occasional snake. At least at Disneyland. About 1,000 people with the surname Jones were invited to wear the familiar brown fedora of their namesake movie hero for the California park's newest ride, "The Indiana Jones Adventure. " The three-minute, 20-second expedition Saturday took them through the Temple of the Forbidden Eye, where explosions, creepy bugs, boiling lava and an angry deity awaited.
March 7, 1991 |
Part of the first wave of Americans returning from the Persian Gulf are headed to Philadelphia - and a huge party at an airport hotel. According to a Defense Department spokeswoman, 95 members of the Navy's Amphibious Medical Support unit are to arrive here sometime tomorrow from Bahrain. And the staff at the Comfort Inn at the Philadelphia International Airport couldn't be happier. Yesterday, the military asked the hotel to hold 65 double-occupancy rooms. The motel said no problem, and promised to have a beer-and-pizza party waiting, said Judy Shedrick, the hotel's general manager.
June 6, 2013
* We couldn't say it any better, so we'll let Oscar Mayer just Say it With Bacon. It's the company's new, limited-time and just in time for Father's Day gift line that combines velvet jeweler's boxes, slices of real bacon and dad-centric bacon-decorated cufflinks, a money clip or 12-function multitool. Prices are reasonable - in the low to mid-$20s - and there's still time to place your order at SayItWithBacon.com through July 1. A limited supply is available daily on a first-come, first-served basis.