Frivolous Friday – Tutankhamen Beer Fetches a Royal Sum

I’m sometimes amazed at what connoisseurs are willing to do for a unique experience. Would you pay $7,686 for a bottle of beer? This one happened to be the first filled with someone’s best interpretation of what might have been cooked up in King Tut’s kitchen. Subsequent bottles didn’t fetch nearly as much, but it still sounds like it was an interesting experiment. Here’s the full story:

Happy Friday!

Frivolous Friday – More on Old Beer Cans and Church-keys


I had the honor of speaking at my local MBAA chapter’s quarterly last night. While we socialized and sampled a great variety of beer, I noticed that someone had put out a large box of churchkeys for bottle opening. This was the biggest supply of that traditional, long-forgotten opener I’ve seen since I was a kid, and it reminded me of this photo sent by my friend Abe. Thanks to Lars, Jeff, Brian and the rest for inviting me to talk last night.


Frivolous Friday Fun – The History of the Pull Tab

If you remember the days of pull-tab necklaces, then you might like this follow-up to last week’s link about a revival of the flat topped can: It’s a link to the history of the pull-tab can end. Thanks to my colleague JP for this idea and last Friday’s fun as well!

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