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Hundreds of thousands of litres of beer have since gone wasted and unsold due to the forced bar and restaurant closures during COVID-19 restrictions.  Instead of dumping the country’s most precious resource into the canal, Bernard Brewery is turning it into a 40% alcohol beer-based brandy.  Radek Tulis, a spokesman for the brewery, said that the new product isn’t going to sell as well as the beer, but will be much less painful than letting it go to waste. “Beer brandy might not save the brewery, but it still gives new meaning to good beer and all the work that people put into it. Pouring beer into the canal is just a painful idea.” Bernard has lost 14% of itsContinue Reading

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The average Czech drinks 292 beers and 29 bottles of wine, and 14 bottles of other spirits per year, making them some of the drunkest people on earth. Since the COVID-19 lockdowns, they’ve increased their alcohol consumption considerably.  In an effort to dial that down a little, Suchej únor (Dry February) has created a campaign to help spread awareness on the consequences of alcohol abuse and promote the idea that it is, in fact, okay to be sober (at least for the shortest month of the year).  The Suchej únor website features lists of celebrities and other famous Czechs participating in alcohol abstinence this month, including legendary football goalie Petr Cech. It’s also selling books filled with information on theContinue Reading