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April 04, 2002
  GuinnessPDF files may take a moment to load

They say that if you write your name in the head of a pint of Guinness, if it's poured right, you'll still be able to read it at the bottom of the glass when finished. Well, I just tried it nine times and I'm here to report that that story is bullshit.

However, this fable shouldn't come as a surprise as there is more legend surrounding what the Irish--God bless 'em for inventing the stuff--call Guinness, then perhaps for any other beverage.

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April 04, 2002
  Corona ExtraPDF files may take a moment to load

I wanted my first time to be with someone special. Luckily, I made the right choice.

The first beer I ever tried (and loved) was the notoriously popular Corona Extra. Though its light taste and low 4.6 per cent alcohol volume leaves a little to be desired for some, no one should overlook this brew.

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April 04, 2002
  Big Rock GrasshopperPDF files may take a moment to load

I admitted once to somebody (who shall remain unnamed) that my favourite pint was Grass-hopper.

It was, quite simply a mistake. They looked at me funny and then explained in a worldly tone that there are many other beers out there--I was obviously missing out.

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April 04, 2002
  Sleeman Honey BrownPDF files may take a moment to load

It wasn't that long ago that I realized there was a whole new world of beer out there beyond Molson and Budweiser. There were new bottles, new faces and a whole lot of flavour I'd never experienced.

It wasn't that long ago, during a long-weekend campus trip--August to be exact--that a friend of a friend of a friend joined us around a campfire and pulled out a Sleeman Honey Brown. I didn't know what to think looking at it, with its clear, almost naked bottle and its rich colour. I gave it a taste nonetheless.

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April 04, 2002
  Molson CanadianPDF files may take a moment to load

I can shotgun from a can,

I can drink it like a man.

I can sip it from a long-neck,

I can drink it on my back deck.

The thought of it makes me happy,

I hate those who say it's crappy.

Like a shark who first tastes blood,

Once I taste it, I can't get enough.

There may be more important beers,

But its golden hue always endears.

So tip a pint with a friend,

And be thankful for Canadian.

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April 04, 2002
  Strongbow CiderPDF files may take a moment to load

Strongbow cider is, quite simply, the most victimized and long-suffering alcoholic drink of the civilized world.

The inexperienced and ignorant drinkers of the world tend to assimilate it with all the other beverages that parade under the "cider" banner--swill otherwise known as Grower's and Okanagan. All of it is consumed by pansy-ass lowbrow bar stars with no money and even less taste.

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April 04, 2002
  Wild Rose Brown AlePDF files may take a moment to load

It's nice to have good friends to count on, ones that are consistent but not boring, and can hang out with you daily.

Same goes for beer.

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April 04, 2002
  The Crown FloatPDF files may take a moment to load

In these parts, Strongbow and Guinness combine to create the king of beverages known as the "Crown Float." It is a process from the pour to the consumption. Once ordered, the bartender needs to know the ingredients, the pouring order and the "spoon" trick to ensure a proper Crown. The recipient, unaware of the care poured into this exquisite beverage, enjoys a smooth, transitional taste sensation.

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