Beer Made with Coffee from an Elephant’s Butt!

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Hey all you beer lovers out there! I want to tell you about the best beer I’ve ever had. It’s a coffee stout made with elephant droppings!

Now, I know what you must be thinking; “Coffee and beer, ewww!” But really, this beer is insanely delicious.

It’s called Un, Kono Kuro which is a pun on the Japanese word for crap (unko). The name has two meanings phonetically: “Yeah, This Is Black” or “Sh!t Black.” In English it’d be like saying “Blackish, It Is” (say that really fast a few times).

This Is Really Sh#t Beer!

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/04/06/we-try-beer-made-with-coffee-from-an-elephants-butt/

by The Punjapit Alliance

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Shed Drink of the Week…. Clear Creek Douglas Fir Eau de Vie

Clear Creek Douglas Fir Eau de Vie

When it comes to unusual spirits, it’s hard to top Clear Creek Douglas Fir Eau de Vie. Inspired by the rare Alsatian distillate Eau de Vie de Bourgeons de Sapin, this unique tree spirit is crafted by infusing hand-picked Douglas Fir buds into clear brandy, which gets re-distilled and re-infused before being strained and bottled. Said to smell and taste like the woods, you’ll find notes of juniper, wood, vanilla, and Christmas tree in each sip. In other words, it’s as close as you can get to drinking Pine-Sol without making a call to poison control — and we mean that in the best way possible.

by The Punjapit Alliance

Japan’s Favorite Alcohol: Beer Outranks Japanese Rice Wine and Shochu

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When asked to pick your poison what do you choose? In a recent survey, people in Japan were asked to select their favorite alcoholic beverage. The results, as we’ll see after the break, were quite surprising.

 

(The following survey was conducted by Japanese website Shunkan News, and was taken by a total of 20,048 people. Respondents who answered, “I don’t drink alcohol” or those who were underage have been omitted from the results.)

Japan’s favorite drinks:

Beer: 34.9%

Wine: 12.6%

Nihonshu (Japanese Rice Wine): 10.5%

Shochu: 17.7%

Plum Liquor: 13.6%

Makgeolli (Korean Rice Wine): 0.9%

Whiskey/High Ball: 4.3%

Other Alcohol: 5.5%

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/02/14/japans-favorite-alcohol-beer-outranks-japanese-rice-wine-and-shochu/

by Arthur Furrowfield

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Something Dark And Bittersweet Is Brewing — Chocolate Beer!

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Produced by the Sankt Gallen Brewery based in Kanagawa Prefecture, this so-called “chocolate beer” surprisingly isn’t made from real chocolate or cacao/cocoa. It’s made mainly from a combination of high temperature roasted chocolate malt and regular roasted base malt, which gives it a distinct rich flavor, not to mention the dark chocolaty color, all quite different from the typical light, golden-colored beer that we’re accustomed to. And in case you’re wondering, many women in Japan go crazy buying chocolates (some of them quite expensive too — Pierre Hermé, Jean-Paul Hévin and Pierre Marcolini , to name just a few of the chocolate brands popular in Japan) for Valentine’s Day, hence the chocolate beer promotion at this time of year.

This year’s chocolate beer line-up was released on January 10th, and our lucky reporter had the chance to sample some of the dark, bittersweet drink and even received some tips from the folks at Sankt Gallen on how to make the most of your chocolate beer experience.

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/01/18/something-dark-and-bittersweet-is-brewing-for-valentines-day/

by Arthur Furrowfield

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Pants calendar is an unlikely success

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A bizarre calendar of men posing in their underpants with classic 1970s cars is proving an unlikely success in Germany.

The pictures – featuring male models of all shapes and sizes – show some classic bodywork has aged better than others.

One bearded model poses in a pair of baggy brown Y-fronts, holding a chainsaw, as he stands beside a classic Audi quattro.

Another model in the £25 calendar is seen posing proudly in front of a Volvo Amazon while wearing skin-tight leopard-skin print trunks.

Creator Janet Schurmeyer, from Wuppertal, says she and a photographer pal dreamed up the calender as an antidote to traditional poses of semi-clad women draped over curvy sports cars.

“We only use men – most of them are our friends – and they are often not wearing the most attractive underwear, whatever it is they feel comfortable in” she explained.

“I’d say it’s about equal with men and women buying them. It is not a question of sex – it’s more about a person’s sense of humour,” she added.

The pair say it’s selling well online – and they have even sold some to garages where mechanics have hung it alongside the regular girlie pin up calenders.

She added: “There are girl mechanics now as well – so why shouldn’t they have something for the wall as well?

“There is a minimum age of 20 years for the cars. For the men it is 18,” she added.

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Pants_calendar_is_an_unlikely_success

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Man Leaves Box of Fish at Japanese Orphanage

is this Arthur Furrowfield’s doing…..

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Another tale of anonymous Japanese winter philanthropy, this time from Toyama prefecture.

At around 2:30 pm on December 8, a female staff member at an orphanage in Takaoka city noticed a man pulling up in a white vehicle and placing three large boxes, two styrofoam and one cardboard, at the base of a telephone pole near the entrance. The man, who seemed to be in his 30s, beckoned the staff member over with his hand and, without saying anything, left the boxes and drove off.

In the cardboard box were five daikon, or Japanese radishes. In the styrofoam boxes were two large, plump yellowtail, accompanied by a letter that read: “The men of the ocean have braved billowing waves, putting their lives on the line for these kan-buri (winter yellowtail).” The letter was signed: “Yours truly  A Man Who Loves the Ocean”.

At first, vegetables and fish may seem like a rather strange combination to leave outside an orphanage, but the man had actually gifted the children with a luxurious winter feast: winter yellowtail are a major seasonal delicacy that normally sell for anywhere between 30-40,000 yen ($350-$480) a fish. 

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2012/12/14/mysterious-man-leaves-box-of-fish-at-japanese-orphanage-this-is-a-good-thing/

by The Punjapit Alliance

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Vodka-blinded man saved by whisky

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A New Zealand man who went blind after drinking vodka had his sight saved – by a bottle of whisky.

Denis Duthie, 65, suddenly went blind when vodka he had been drinking reacted with his diabetes medication, reports the New Zealand Herald.

Mr Duthie, a catering tutor, had been celebrating his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary by having a few vodkas from a bottle his students had given him as a present.

But when he walked into a bedroom in his home everything suddenly went black.

“I thought it had got dark and I’d missed out on a bit of time but it was only about half-past-three in the afternoon,” he said.

“I was fumbling around the bedroom for the light switch but I’d just gone completely blind.”

Mr Duthie was rushed to Taranaki Base Hospital, where doctors thought he might have formaldehyde poisoning.

It is associated with ingesting methanol and can be treated by administering ethanol – the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages.

There wasn’t enough medical ethanol available in the hospital, so the registrar nipped down to the local off licence and picked up a bottle of whisky which was dripped straight into his stomach via a tube.

“Johnnie Walker Black Label. It was good whisky, yeah,” Mr Duthie said. “I woke up five days later and I could see as soon as I could open my eyes.”

 http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Vodka-blinded_man_saved_by_whisky

by Arthur Furrowfield

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