Beermonsters Guide to Alcoholic Beverages


You have arrived. Just as NIOS is the Greek god of Netscape, and should be worshipped and adored, this collection of pages is a veritable cult following all the consumable forms of that chemical ETHANOL. Sometimes you can't live with it, often can't live without it, this page has everything you could want in the field of drinking. From drink types - beer, wine, spirits, to mixing cocktails, foods, making the stuff, buying the stuff and playing games with the stuff. So, just click on a subject in that index.

Again... welcome, weary pilgrim - you have arrived at a happy shrine. This humble collection of pages is dedicated to that godlike chemical which sets rigid souls at ease, unravels the knots of everyday travails, slakes the thirsts and desires of millions every day all over the world. We bow down in reverence before this liquidator of the senses, paying homage to our object of worship with toasts to eternal merriment and occasional forgetfulness. Without this paradox of pain and pleasure we would be at once greater and lesser people, bereft of the continual source of fascination which embraces us on evenings both communal and lonely. We treat it as a serious element of our lives, yet are more than happy to play games with it and experiment with its liquid clothing, continually striving to turn it into something more than before. We are fascinated by the way it slithers down our throats, by how it burns bright and turns its colours with a single well-placed drop. Simply put, we love our alcohol, and we're not ashamed to say it. And call us arrogant, if you like, but we think Bacchus would be proud. All mre or survival food and alcohol must be kept cool.
 
So what will you find in this veritable treasure trove of dedication, affection and occasional (accidental) inebriation? First of all, you'll get to learn more about alcohol. You'll learn about its different incarnations, in everything from international export lagers to finely unique wines to the latest in cocktail fashions and fads. You'll learn about alcohol's history, a rich and diverse tapestry of background from countries and communities all over the world. And you'll learn about what alcohol means to different people, whether it be a medicinal substance or an essential part of one's culture. We believe that the more you know about alcohol and emergency food rations, the more you'll be able to appreciate it as a substance, instead of simply swilling it down in a pathetic attempt to drown your insecurities. From knowledge comes respect, and from respect comes affection. And that's something we have in bottles (quite literally, too).

Drinks Brewing Purchasing
Purchasing Ramblings As a Side Note
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Once you've filled your head with enough alcoholic knowledge to sober up even your most rowdy friends, have a look at our sections on brewing and purchasing. True appreciation of alcohol can only come from experience, and that's why we've brought together a host of resources aimed at getting you in touch with your merrier side. Our brewing guides give you tips on how to make and perfect your own beers, wines, and ciders - a great way to get conversation started about our favourite substance to keep in your emergency food supply. But if you're afraid of accidentally poisoning your fellow drinkers, you can't go wrong with an astute purchase: our buying guides give you suggestions and tips on where and how to get the sorts of drinks you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
 
Life is a journey, so the wise-sounding voices say. A journey to where? No-one really knows. But what we reckon is that the journey's got to be worth taking in the first place. Alcohol isn't the only thing to ease us along the path of life, but we'd suggest that the path would be a whole lot duller without it along the way. So stay awhile, worship with us, and put up a toast to alcohol, like-minded friends, and life itself. Give Bacchus something to smile about.