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   Let's face it, you're not running your business properly if you're not taking advantage of doomsday theories. Introducing "The End Of The World" beer

09 Dec 2012 03:48 PM   |   4763 clicks   |   Sun News Network
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quandary    [TotalFark]  
Great Beer, but it's been around for years

09 Dec 2012 11:51 AM
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gopher321    [TotalFark]  
"Introducing"???


Subby, you get a kick to the nads for that, and I really really REALLY hope you are not Canadian.

09 Dec 2012 11:57 AM
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Actual Farking    [TotalFark]  
It's a great beer that's been around for years. I kind of suspect the whole 2012 apocalypse thing was orchestrated by lazy journalists.

09 Dec 2012 12:01 PM
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NetOwl     
The headline illustrates something I hate about commercial culture. Apparently, it's "proper" to be dishonest and to promote fear and ignorance as long as it makes you a few dollars.

That's really the goal of most advertisements, though. Create anxiety that can be relieved with a purchase.

09 Dec 2012 12:01 PM
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unyon    [TotalFark]  
I always thought "Fin du Monde" referred more to Quebec's geographical location than a time, especially given the label.

That said, it is an outstanding beer that you don't need an excuse to drink. I encourage everyone to try both Fin du Monde and Maudite from Unibroue.

09 Dec 2012 12:08 PM
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Actual Farking    [TotalFark]  

unyon: I always thought "Fin du Monde" referred more to Quebec's geographical location than a time, especially given the label.

That said, it is an outstanding beer that you don't need an excuse to drink. I encourage everyone to try both Fin du Monde and Maudite from Unibroue.


It really is great.CSB and all, but the first time I had it I was living in New England and a buddy needed help with some hiking trail maintenance and offered to buy me a sandwich and the best beer I've ever had if I helped. We went out and cleared fallen trees all day and at the end went to a little shop in New Hampshire and he bought me a nice club sandwich and a Fin du Monde, I don't remember what he got, but we enjoyed our simple fare on the store's picnic bench. A great day.

09 Dec 2012 12:27 PM
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unyon    [TotalFark]  

Actual Farking: unyon: I always thought "Fin du Monde" referred more to Quebec's geographical location than a time, especially given the label.

That said, it is an outstanding beer that you don't need an excuse to drink. I encourage everyone to try both Fin du Monde and Maudite from Unibroue.

It really is great.CSB and all, but the first time I had it I was living in New England and a buddy needed help with some hiking trail maintenance and offered to buy me a sandwich and the best beer I've ever had if I helped. We went out and cleared fallen trees all day and at the end went to a little shop in New Hampshire and he bought me a nice club sandwich and a Fin du Monde, I don't remember what he got, but we enjoyed our simple fare on the store's picnic bench. A great day.


To be fair, I would imagine that any beer tastes good after clearing trees all day.

09 Dec 2012 01:01 PM
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Actual Farking    [TotalFark]  

unyon: Actual Farking: unyon: I always thought "Fin du Monde" referred more to Quebec's geographical location than a time, especially given the label.

That said, it is an outstanding beer that you don't need an excuse to drink. I encourage everyone to try both Fin du Monde and Maudite from Unibroue.

It really is great.CSB and all, but the first time I had it I was living in New England and a buddy needed help with some hiking trail maintenance and offered to buy me a sandwich and the best beer I've ever had if I helped. We went out and cleared fallen trees all day and at the end went to a little shop in New Hampshire and he bought me a nice club sandwich and a Fin du Monde, I don't remember what he got, but we enjoyed our simple fare on the store's picnic bench. A great day.

To be fair, I would imagine that any beer tastes good after clearing trees all day.


True, I would have been happy with a high life, but being treated to a fin du monde was something special.

09 Dec 2012 01:45 PM
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Apos     
Armageddon Lager on tap?


Spiffy!

09 Dec 2012 02:28 PM
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brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
And, twenty five years from now, a nostalgic revival of "End of the World Beer" for your children and your grandchildren to enjoy.

If I have learned one thing about Americans it is that they will buy and sell anything. ; )

Enjoy.

It makes life a little more fun. And funny.

09 Dec 2012 03:54 PM
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UseUrHeadFred     
beerpulse.com

09 Dec 2012 03:54 PM
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FunkOut    [TotalFark]  
Been drink La Fin Du Monde for a long time. Prefer their Blanche De Chambly .

Let's all watch "Strange Brew" on the 21st, eh?

09 Dec 2012 03:55 PM
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amquelbettamin     
End of the world parties; coming to a city near you

www.partycheap.com

09 Dec 2012 03:56 PM
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bmfderek     
I'm not a beer snob, but I know and appreciate beers, but I've never had a Belgian beer that I like. I know I'm supposed to like them, but they all seem to have an underlying sour taste. I generally like very malty British ales and German bocks.

09 Dec 2012 03:57 PM
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sleep lack     
6 pints of bitter, and quickly please, the world's about to end.

09 Dec 2012 03:59 PM
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brantgoose    [TotalFark]  

unyon: I always thought "Fin du Monde" referred more to Quebec's geographical location than a time, especially given the label.

That said, it is an outstanding beer that you don't need an excuse to drink. I encourage everyone to try both Fin du Monde and Maudite from Unibroue.


A short walk from the University residence where I lived when I was at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, there was a place called "Fin du Monde". I was there for July 4th fireworks once. Apparently the Good Citizens of Geneva have a Big City idea of geography. Any place you can't walk in ten minutes is the edge of the world. The place where the sidewalk ends is inconceivably distant for many big city people. In the case of New Yorkers, it is probably in Boston, MA, but that's beside the point.

I can't blame them. I call everything to the West of Bronson Street the Wilderness myself. In the other three directions, the wilderness starts just the other side of a university (Ottawa, Carleton, that one in Quebec).

I've never had Fin du Monde beer although I've heard of it over the years. Quebec does make some good beer, cheese, etc. The French insistance on quality in food and drink is strong. They may be a bit parochial, however, seeing as all of the restaurants with Michelin stars in Canada were in Quebec the last time I checked, except for one and that one was Saint Boniface, Mantitoba, which sort of makes my point as this is the most French place Manitoba and possibly the West.

09 Dec 2012 04:04 PM
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FunkOut    [TotalFark]  

bmfderek: I'm not a beer snob, but I know and appreciate beers, but I've never had a Belgian beer that I like. I know I'm supposed to like them, but they all seem to have an underlying sour taste. I generally like very malty British ales and German bocks.


My husband went out and bought beer without me and expressed shock when he poured out a large can of German beer and it was as black as espresso. "You're not aware of what schwarzbock means, are you?"

09 Dec 2012 04:04 PM
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TuteTibiImperes    [TotalFark]  

bmfderek: I'm not a beer snob, but I know and appreciate beers, but I've never had a Belgian beer that I like. I know I'm supposed to like them, but they all seem to have an underlying sour taste. I generally like very malty British ales and German bocks.


That might be why I like them so much. I was big on IPAs for a while, but I'm taking a break from those and trying out some other styles. I've always liked La Fin du Monde and other Belgian-style beers, and now I'm really getting into Lambics.

If you want to give Belgian beer another shot and aren't into the sour, try Duvel. It's fairly light, no sourness, but very flavorful.

09 Dec 2012 04:07 PM
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brantgoose    [TotalFark]  

FunkOut: Been drink La Fin Du Monde for a long time. Prefer their Blanche De Chambly .

Let's all watch "Strange Brew" on the 21st, eh?


I have the 24th Anniversery Bob and Doug Special DVD.

24th? 2-4. Get it? Hoser for a 24-bottle or can case of beer. That's called commitment to the gag.

I knew a guy who could drink one of those in 24 hours, with a fifth as a kicker. He could also grow a full beard over the weekend. He was Lebanese by ancestry. Wonder where he is now?

09 Dec 2012 04:09 PM
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Arkanaut     

unyon: I always thought "Fin du Monde" referred more to Quebec's geographical location than a time, especially given the label.

That said, it is an outstanding beer that you don't need an excuse to drink. I encourage everyone to try both Fin du Monde and Maudite from Unibroue.


Hear hear! It was in fact Unibroue that opened up my eyes (and taste buds) to quality beer -- they actually had a dinner in my college town very close to campus, which a friend caught wind of. (I think this was 2004, 2005?) They brought out samples of their Maudite, Trois Pistoles, and of course Fin du Monde, as well as an ale they served warm called Quelque Chose, which I've only seen once since then. It was then that I recognized what beer could be. Ah, the memories.

/csb

09 Dec 2012 04:11 PM
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The 4chan Psychiatrist     
3.bp.blogspot.com 

/hot

09 Dec 2012 04:11 PM
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FunkOut    [TotalFark]  

brantgoose: FunkOut: Been drink La Fin Du Monde for a long time. Prefer their Blanche De Chambly .

Let's all watch "Strange Brew" on the 21st, eh?

I have the 24th Anniversery Bob and Doug Special DVD.

24th? 2-4. Get it? Hoser for a 24-bottle or can case of beer. That's called commitment to the gag.

I knew a guy who could drink one of those in 24 hours, with a fifth as a kicker. He could also grow a full beard over the weekend. He was Lebanese by ancestry. Wonder where he is now?


Probably in Newfoundland, finding acceptance among the locals.

09 Dec 2012 04:12 PM
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FunkOut    [TotalFark]  
upload.wikimedia.org

Also

09 Dec 2012 04:13 PM
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Old enough to know better     
And the final day is on a Friday. So everybody and their mother is going to be throwing a drunken End of the World party.

09 Dec 2012 04:13 PM
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TuteTibiImperes    [TotalFark]  

FunkOut: bmfderek: I'm not a beer snob, but I know and appreciate beers, but I've never had a Belgian beer that I like. I know I'm supposed to like them, but they all seem to have an underlying sour taste. I generally like very malty British ales and German bocks.

My husband went out and bought beer without me and expressed shock when he poured out a large can of German beer and it was as black as espresso. "You're not aware of what schwarzbock means, are you?"


My first experience with a Rauchbier came from picking an option at random from the chalkboard listing of a brewery's monthly specials (Iron Hill Brewery in Newark, DE). The first taste was surprising, but I'm very glad I tried it, as I loved it. It seems to be a hard to find style, but I actually haven't looked very hard lately, maybe I'll make that my project this week.

09 Dec 2012 04:14 PM
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JasonOfOrillia    [TotalFark]  

FunkOut: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x326]

Also


I didn't know that movie was in the pipe-line. Thanks for pointing it out.

09 Dec 2012 04:19 PM
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poorjon     
Also popping in to say that La Fin du Monde has been around for years and is an awesome beer that everyone should try. Really anything by Unibrou is great, except the Ephemere. That stuff tastes like sour apple blow pops. Now I want some Maudite. Mmmmm Maudite...

09 Dec 2012 04:26 PM
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Jon iz teh kewl     
Firstly, the campaign itself is masterful. It revolves around getting visitors to their website to take part in a toast at midnight on December 20th. This is clearly an event that some significant thought and has gone into, since the toast will be taking place at 178 locations across North America. Unibroue has even created T-shirts especially for the event, for those of you who require a memento of the apocalypse. It's such a good fit that I would have been slightly disappointed if they hadn't thought of it.

Secondly, if you had to choose a Canadian beer to go out on, La Fin Du Monde is a great choice even if you discount the pleasing irony. Unibroue has been making it for 18 years and it has never suffered from issues of consistency. It is the most decorated beer in the history of Canada, having garnered 105 international medals.
 

25.media.tumblr.com

09 Dec 2012 04:28 PM
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Skail     
I hate everyone who thinks this is "doomsday" oriented. Screw you all. Die in a thousand fires. Blah. If this interrupts my La Fin Du Monde supply, I'm going to freak out.

09 Dec 2012 04:28 PM
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New Age Redneck     
Skail

I hate everyone who thinks this is "doomsday" oriented. Screw you all. Die in a thousand fires. Blah. If this interrupts my La Fin Du Monde supply, I'm going to freak out.

They think they're the "gift of god" but they are "damned".

/:D

09 Dec 2012 04:46 PM
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Pep Streebeck     
And kick back and listen to this album on 12/21/12:


ecx.images-amazon.com

09 Dec 2012 04:53 PM
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TOG85    [TotalFark]  
Don't forget
beerstreetjournal.com

09 Dec 2012 04:55 PM
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Matrix Flavored Wasabi     

TOG85: Don't forget
[beerstreetjournal.com image 570x742]


Had some of this last week (along with ample amounts of maple crown and honey jack) for a friend's going away party. Great stuff.

09 Dec 2012 05:31 PM
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Somaticasual     
Step 1: Lend out "preparedness loans" at 2000% annual interest.
Step 2: One party or the other laughs on Dec 22nd.

09 Dec 2012 05:31 PM
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solokumba     
thumbs.dreamstime.com

09 Dec 2012 05:43 PM
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Bit'O'Gristle     
I'm thinking of starting a business that will be called...

"Ladies, get a guy off orally who's never be able to get off that way in his life before the end of the world"

place.

/hmmmm

09 Dec 2012 06:10 PM
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The Skeptical Chemist     
www.boston.com

Drinking this right now, so I'm getting a kick...

/and it's delicious!

09 Dec 2012 06:32 PM
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Anderson's Pooper     

Pep Streebeck: And kick back and listen to this album on 12/21/12:


Got it cued up already.

09 Dec 2012 06:32 PM
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The Thoroughbred of Sin     

TOG85: Don't forget
[beerstreetjournal.com image 570x742]


Really? posting a shock top in a beer snob thread? Them's fighting words!

09 Dec 2012 06:35 PM
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Gyrfalcon     

NetOwl: The headline illustrates something I hate about commercial culture. Apparently, it's "proper" to be dishonest and to promote fear and ignorance as long as it makes you a few dollars.

That's really the goal of most advertisements, though. Create anxiety that can be relieved with a purchase.


You're blaming a beer ad for promoting fear and ignorance?

You're blaming a beer ad for promoting fear and ignorance.

A beer ad.

Dude....have a drink.

09 Dec 2012 07:02 PM
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TOG85    [TotalFark]  

The Thoroughbred of Sin: TOG85: Don't forget
[beerstreetjournal.com image 570x742]

Really? posting a shock top in a beer snob thread? Them's fighting words!


Haha, was the first thing that came to mind when I put beer and the end of the world together. Its not a bad beer, but I prefer the Eclipse Black IPA I'm drinking right now.

09 Dec 2012 07:12 PM
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Uchiha_Cycliste     

unyon: I always thought "Fin du Monde" referred more to Quebec's geographical location than a time, especially given the label.

That said, it is an outstanding beer that you don't need an excuse to drink. I encourage everyone to try both Fin du Monde and Maudite from Unibroue.


Don't forget Trois pistoles

09 Dec 2012 07:26 PM
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Plastic Trash Vortex     
Another relevant, timely newsflash from the Sun. I knew about this stuff before I even had any interest in craft beer.

And yes, it's damn good, but I'd have to say Maudite is my favourite brew in Unibroue's portfolio.

/but seriously, stop giving Sun Media hits

09 Dec 2012 07:52 PM
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Tube     

brantgoose: A short walk from the University residence where I lived when I was at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, there was a place called "Fin du Monde". I was there for July 4th fireworks once

 

Buh?

09 Dec 2012 08:14 PM
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StreetlightInTheGhetto     

TOG85: Don't forget
[beerstreetjournal.com image 570x742]


I was really trying to forget that Shock Top existed, period. Thanks.

09 Dec 2012 08:17 PM
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Balchinian     
Foreign Language Tape #33: Speaking Canadian

Lesson 12: "Unibroue"

In Canada, this word means:
www.beerables.net

In America, this word means: 
images2.wikia.nocookie.net 

Next Week's Lesson: "Troit"

09 Dec 2012 08:45 PM
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strutin     
Our local electronics reatailer, Visions electronics, had an end of the world newspaper flyer a month or so ago..It proclaimed in big bold red letters,
"If the Mayans are right ... don't pay ...EVER! otherwise take 90 days, no payments, no interest!*"

heheh..found it:-)

dam-img.rfdcontent.com

/hot

09 Dec 2012 09:44 PM
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Valiente     

quandary: Great Beer, but it's been around for years


Correct. "Introducing", my ass. I used this as panty remover in the '80s get off my lawn, etc.

09 Dec 2012 11:27 PM
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Valiente     

FunkOut: bmfderek: I'm not a beer snob, but I know and appreciate beers, but I've never had a Belgian beer that I like. I know I'm supposed to like them, but they all seem to have an underlying sour taste. I generally like very malty British ales and German bocks.

My husband went out and bought beer without me and expressed shock when he poured out a large can of German beer and it was as black as espresso. "You're not aware of what schwarzbock means, are you?"


It means your wife is only sexually satisfied by three-pointers?

09 Dec 2012 11:29 PM
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Saints_Gambit     
Honestly, it was either this or write about LCBO privatization again.

10 Dec 2012 12:19 AM
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