The Buzz at Beaconfire: July 22, 2011

One of my favorite, periodic events during the morning commute is when I catch Nina Totenberg’s recap of the previous day’s  Supreme Court proceedings.  I love how she says each Justice’s name and then their comments.   Maybe I just love Nina Totenberg.  Regardless, today I offer you my Toten-version of the Buzz at Beaconfire on Russian beer.

Developer Trubnikov: Russia classifies beer as alcoholic.

beer mughCo-Founder Herron: The Russian beer that I had was almost always higher than 10% alcohol by volume… it almost isn’t beer. Only in Russia would anything less than 10% be called food. :)

Project Manager Dimock: To be fair, ethanol is metabolized and is actually more calorically dense than carbohydrates and proteins. 1 gram of carbohydrate yields 4 kcal (known in laymen’s terms simply, and inaccurately, as a calorie) as does 1 gram of protein. 1 gram of ethanol metabolizes to 8 kcal. Fat, for reference, yields 9 kcal per gram.

Jeopardy Champion Goldsmith: Ah, what I wouldn’t do for a Baltika #9 right now.

After that, conversation disintegrated into where one could go to find various Baltikas.  It seems the Beaconfire outpost in Brooklyn might be our best bet.  Imagine that!

Have a good weekend & stay cool.


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