by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

I love beer. I don't drink a lot, but when I do, I love beer. Beer doesn't have any nutritional value and it doesn't provide any health benefits, but it is delicious and the buzz you get from it is so much more comfortable than wine. Does it make you sleepy? Yes. But you don't pass out like you do from wine. 

My favorite beers are Tecate and Grolsch. I used to drink Amstel Light, but I stopped buying it a few years ago. What kind of beer do you like? There are so many brands and varieties. I'd like to try good stuff, but I hate to waste my money finding it! Thanks for any suggestions.


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mitra northcal

since we are writing about beer, read this poem

by mitra northcal on


 People are enjoying themselves writing about beer and when some of these people are IRI supporters, it is kind of weird as some commentators have pointed out.  In this case, let me insert my poem about drinking beer:

 I am here, to that, I will have a beer

I am tired of all who write

sit down, relax, don't say a word

They tell me: now that you are here

relax, have a smoke, drink some beer

If I am here, sister or brother

it was not by choice, never ever

Was I supposed to stay to be raped?

Or was my choice to be hanged?

You would not have given me a thought

You write gloriously about Sohrab and Neda 

But have forgotten Maryam and Morteza

Some of us did not want to be tortured

neither wanted being raped and then hanged

Believe me, some of you would not have cared

Now being green is chic and trendy

that is why many joined it easily

But I was there when it was not chic

A bad rosari or reading wrong newspaper

 would put you in prison 

I felt like third class citizen

So forgive me if I still write

I am writing for all who can't write

their pens were taken
hands were broken
Their bodies in jail
And then suddenly,
their lives were stolen

no one was there to scream their names
So I chose to leave
forgive me but I don't care
I am here, to that, I will have a beer

You tell me I should not write 

That is why I came here Escaping

from those telling others

all the should and should nots

that is why I am here
to that, I will have a beer




maziar 58

by capt_ayhab on

You bet refigh. The other beers that were brewed in Iran had average of 12%. Brands such as Argo, Shams and etc.


Here in US, the state I live in there are two kinds of beer. Ones that you get from supermarkets are barely 3%, something like 2.8%. The ones you get from liquor stores are 5.5%.


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Monda those are still good minerals and vitamins

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

. Thanks for the information again! I'm sorry I wasn't active in this blog. It has been a busy week. I had some visitors... the IRI and Mahmoud Abbas have me working on overtime. Lol. We're drinking heinekin.

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The Japanese have mastered beer - canned beer stinks

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

I dno't know if it's because I love Japanese "stuff," but I love their beer. This week I went to an "Asian fusion" and I had a large Ichiban. Sapporo is good to, but not as good. 

I also don't like canned beer.  Bottle or nothing.


nutritional info on beer (my mistake on B12)

by Monda on


Sorry Marge about my previous misinformation. But read calcium, B6, magnesium, phosphorus, etc.  

Jolly Me

I am in beer heaven!

by Jolly Me on



We have annual beer festival here in my hometown!

Before BEER BONG and Mambo # 5,


There was Mamo Sudani! Enjoy the song !


video >>>



by ThePope on

JJj, you DA best!  ;-)

I'm really tryin',,,



by ThePope on

Our resident islamic republic cheerleaders, supporters, sympathizers, and islamists are all beer lovers & experts! And they mostly like North American [local] beer, or Iran's pre-devolution beer!!

What a bunch of hypocrites. 
Unbelievable,,, these ugly people...

Ils devraient aller boire et pèter d'la broue en irIran...!


you finally responded to criticism

by iroooni on

are you softening on us?

Sargord Pirouz

iroooni, where alcoholic

by Sargord Pirouz on

iroooni, where alcoholic beverages are permitted, I enjoy them. Where they are not, I have no problem with it.

You seem to be focused on torture and sexual abuse in prisons. Here you go, get your fill:



Sargord, You Like Beer?

by iroooni on

and watching young me and women get raped in Kahrizak?

That's an odd combination?

maziar 58

?? capt-

by maziar 58 on

was it really 18.5%  ?

Here sometimes I drink ICE HOUSE and is  5.5% alc vol.

And my wife (who hates the smell of alc.) complains of smells like when a cat peed on your carpet!Maziar


Beer = acquired taste

by capt_ayhab on

Beer = acquired taste

When I was young and drunk, on the beaches of Khazar, during hot summer nights of Tir......... Mordad.... Shahrivar..........

The beer of choice was an 18.5 proof, 25 ounce beer called Majideyeh.

I will give few days of my life to live again those nights of Khazar  for few hours all over again, twice on Sundays.



never liked Guinness, never will

by Monda on

I just know that Marge, same with St. Pauli... but I actually liked Sam Adams a few times.  And Yes to Sideways - one of my favorites. Red Wine deserves blogs of its own, don't you think? 

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Monda and All - Thank you!

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

You've given me new reasons to feel good about drinking beer. I like to have a couple a week, but I also share! From now on I'll say "Don't worry. Have another. Vitamin-b12 is in there!"

I used to just say "life is short!"

Ari, that is so cool. I wish I could join a club like that.

Sam Adams is definitely the best Ameican beer. I tried St.Pauli girl and it was terrible. How do you guys feel about Guinness? I think it's terrible. It also contains a ton of caffeine.

I'm so glad this didn't turn into a wine war. Wine.... been there, done that! If you're into wine, you have to see the movie "Sideways."


Bad beer

by آشنا on

Obeyd-e Zakani (14 CE) has a story about bad beer. He goes to a meykhaneh to have a beer. He drinks one but pays double. The surprised vendor asks him why he pays the double price; he responds I pay for the beer + your skill of being able to shi@t in a bottle.    


Simpsons aren't funny anymore

by Iraniandudeee on

They're lame, and I can't take you seriously as long as you have that march avatar.



"You should not be afraid of the ideology but of the determination and will of the men behind it"


"A drowning man is not troubled by rain" Persian Proverb


Sargord Pirouz

by capt_ayhab on

Actually beer, by some accounts, dates back to 10,000BC, the early Neolithic era.

The oldest proven record dates back to 6000BC through hieroglyphics, cuneiform characters and written accounts which refers to Sumerians.



Samuel Adams, Boston Lager

by capt_ayhab on

Back when I used to drink, my favorite beer was Samuel Adams' Boston Lager, dark and stout. 

My second choice was from a local but famous micro brewery called Copperhead[after a native snake]. It is a premium amber Ale beer, very dry and stout.



Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Here's another tasty drink.

A few days ago I had a Clamato beer drink.

The online recipe says: "Fill a beer mug with ice. Coat the rim with a mixture of salt and chili powder. Pour in 3 parts Clamato and the juice of half a lime or lemon. Add 1 part Mexican beer and hot sauce to taste."

But mine had salt and tamarind powder on the rim instead of chili powder. And if you can't find Calamato, it's basically tomato juice. And it doesn't have to be "Mexican" beer. Your favorite beer would do fine.

Salud :)



by humanbeing on

i looked it up. sounds like margarita, bloody mary, and gazpacho all rolled in one. i'm going to fix me one right now, it's my birthday today, and i am glad to have something new to try. cheers!

Jahanshah Javid

Corona (no lime) & michelada

by Jahanshah Javid on

In Mexico, Corona is served without lime. I was surprised to find that the lime addition was an American invention -- or at least not a Mexican tradition.

Also, have you tried a michelada? It's "a Mexican alcoholic beverage made with beer, lime juice and assorted sauces, spices, peppers..."



Shamms, but where can one find one?

by Bavafa on

Otherwise, dark and bitter.


Mola Nasredeen

Corona with lemon

by Mola Nasredeen on

I started with Bud and ended up liking Hieneken, but these days I hardly drink any beer. Corona with lemon is my favorite when I do drink beer.


not just locally brewed dark

by Monda on

At Marin Brewary there has not been a blonde that I haven't like. I also like Japanese, Mexican and Thai beers, in addition to Beck and Grolsche.  

You know Marge, I can have good red wine, Mohito ad Margertia any time whereas I can have beer only with friends, some of the times.

Hey as far as health benefits of beer, how about the yeasty vitamine B-12 (other B's as well?).  There are different views on yeast for women. And then let's not forget the mental health benefits of a good buzz? :o) (Disclaimer: I am not promoting alcohol for self-soothing or emo-regulation There has to be a clear line between use and abuse of anything, always)

maziar 58

ABALI ...........

by maziar 58 on

is my favorite drink the one with red cap,and I add salt& pepper to it to enjoy the flavor and smells of DARYANI's baghali in Tehran.                                                                                                               A good cheap American types are yuengling  lager or dark tan,micro brewed types of michelobs........

And if you wish to spend more $ (I think is because of Imp/exp taxes added on ) negra modelo,guiness,dark hineken should go on your list.                 

P.s  Don't Drink & Drive                   Maziar

Darius Kadivar

SPink you'd Get Flogged in IRI for less than that ...

by Darius Kadivar on

You have some nerve to speak about drinking when you endorse floggings to executions for the same luxury YOU Enjoy but Deprive our fellow compatriots for back home.



Sargord Pirouz

Beer was originally invented

by Sargord Pirouz on

Beer was originally invented thousands of years ago in Iran.

I haven't exactly been a teetotaler my entire life.

One night at a pub, almost 20 years ago, a sociable englishman came up to me and started a conversation. He asked what kind of beer I was drinking (in mass quantities). I told him "Sierra Nevada." He replied that that wasn't good. He told me all those microbrewery type beers are inadequately aged, and certainly I must have noticed the awful hangovers they inflict. He knowingly suggested I stick with certain European beers, that have been artfully crafted for centuries and are adequately aged. And he also suggested I drink these premium beers in a glass, for reasons of taste.

That fellow's suggestions changed my life.  

These days, when I'm at locales where it is legal to drink, my choice of beer is Spaten lager. Second choice, the more widely available Becks pilsener. Third choice, the even more widely available Heineken pale lager. All these beers I drink in a cold glass. 

On a warm summer day, I'll occasionally switch to Paulaner wheat beer with a lemon. On certain other occasions, I'll  mix things up with an evening drinking Duvel pale ale, but only in a suitable champaign-styled Duvel glass. 

As we all know, most big name American beers are the product of large-scale industrial processes and the use of low-cost ingredients like corn or ingredients such as rice that provide starch for alcohol production while contributing minimal flavor to the finished product. This was an unfortunate regulation and continued practice put in place during and since World War II. But I've come to know one American beer that's approvable,  and that is Samuel Adams Boston lager. I was always turned off by the beer due to its hokey 80's advertising campaigns, but recently I was surprised to find it is arguably the best American beer on the market.

I'm a little surprised these days at the recently widely available Stella Artois lager. It's disappointing, as I much prefer Spaten. 


and an anecdote about ibn sina

by humanbeing on

the doxographer and biographer al-juzjani recounts the circumstances by which some of the responsa on the logic section of kitab al-shifa were put together by ibn sina:

"a copy... arrived in shiraz, and a group of the learned men there examined it. they had doubts about some problems in it, so they wrote them down... the judge of shiraz was one of the group of people, so he sent it to abu-l-qasim al-kirmani... and he added ... a letter. he sent them both with an express courier and asked that [abu-l-qasim] present the quire to [avicenna] and request a reply from him... so one warm day abu-l-qasim came to [avicenna's] house and presented the letter... he [i.e. avicenna, h.b.] read the letter and returned it to him [i.el to abu-l-qasim al-kirmani, h.b.], placed the quire before him, and examined it while the people around were chatting. as soon as abu-l-qasim left, [avicenna] ordered me to bring blank paper, ...after we prayed the evening prayer, he set out candles and ordered wine to be brought. he asked his brother and me to sit down and asked us to have some wine while he began replying to these problems. he wrote and drank until the middle of the night, at which time sleep overcame his brother and me, and he asked us to leave...." by morning prayers avicenna was finished.

[adapted from gohlman, the life of ibn sina, pp. 76-81. apologies for leaving out the diacritical marks]

once upon a time there was multicultural exchange and transmission of knowledge (the kitab al-shifa is triggered by greek philosophy done in arabic by a persian genius) in a syncretistic setting, a devout man doing all his prayers, but having his drink. like bejanaghe, i guess he preferred to drink when it was warm out. but it probably was not beer. some philological investigation of juzjani's original text is in order [just kidding].

i know the candles are for 'pulling an allnighter', but i prefer to interpret it anachronistically as a scholar romantically engaged in his research.


corona with lemon

by humanbeing on

corona with a lemon wedge is great anytime anywhere (except on the delivery table or when teaching). it's embarrassing, some students of mine saw me drinking a dark rich tuborg right out of the bottle on the way from the cafeteria to the library. it was after lunchtime, but definitely too early in the day to leave a good impression. let's hope they took it as a sign of keeping up youthful habits.