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2008-08-03 00:00:19

T he term "export" is familiar to many beer consumers, with many brewers choosing to name their premium brands simply Export or referring to them as Export Strength. Certainly beer has been traded across national borders since Roman times, and for some reason beer brewed in some faraway exotic location is often considered more premium than that brewed by the local brewery just down the road. Of course, as the "local brewery just down the road" we would argue robustly against this....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.