All Hopped Up For The Cure At Russian River

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It’s October now, and that means that Russian River Brewing is once again All Hopped Up For the Cure, their annual charity benefitting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is the sixth year they’ve raised money for Sutter Breast Care Center in Santa Rosa. Last year, they donated $67,000 to the center. Their goal for this year’s efforts is $75,000. Stop by the pub this month, as they’ll be a lot going on and swag to buy to help support the cause. Here’s co-owner Natalie Cilurzo writing on the brewery’s blog about their charity drive:

We also have 3 different styles of commemorative “All Hopped Up For The Cure” shirts available for purchase at the pub and in our online gift shop! Original design on this year’s shirts is by local tattoo artist, Joe Leonard, and Matt Morgan from Farm Fresh Shirts. In addition to the beer and the shirts, we are raffling off some very cool items later in the month. The Pink Vespa, Pink Guitar, and Pink Bicycle are being delivered this week for our raffle on October 27th. Raffle tickets available and items on display at the pub all month long. I will post pictures once they show up. I have only seen the scooter in person, but the guitar and bike remain a mystery. And NEW this year is the 2013 Pin-Up Calendar also available for purchase at the pub!

This one is always personal to me, because my own mother passed away when she was only 42 — and I was just 22 — a victim of breast cancer. So please generously support Russian River’s All Hopped Up for the Cure.

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Bartender Amir Bramell and co-owner Natalie Cilurzo pouring pink beer as the month-long breast cancer awareness charity drive begins at Russian River Brewery.

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For a second year, they’ve brewed a special beer, Framboise for a Cure 2012, a perfectly pink beer brewed with raspberries. The beer uses Temptation as its base beer, to which 800 pounds of fresh raspberries are added, and then it’s aged for several months in Chardonnay barrels spiked with brett, lacto, and pedio. The beer is available only at the Santa Rosa brewpub (with 3 notable exceptions) on draft and in bottles throughout October (or until it runs out). 100% of the proceeds of this beer are donated to the local breast cancer charity. Bottles are $15. They will run out. BTW, it’s absolutely delicious, a near perfect blend of sour and sweet, tart fruit.

Palau Beer

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Today in 1994, Palau were granted their Independence from their UN Trust Territory status.

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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.01%

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  • Full Name: Republic of Palau
  • Location: Oceania, group of islands in the North Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Philippines
  • Government Type: Constitutional government in free association with the US; the Compact of Free Association entered into force on 1 October 1994
  • Language: Palauan (official on most islands) 64.7%, Filipino 13.5%, English (official) 9.4%, Chinese 5.7%, Carolinian 1.5%, Japanese 1.5%, other Asian 2.3%, other languages 1.5% [Note: Sonsoral (Sonsoralese and English are official), Tobi (Tobi and English are official), and Angaur (Angaur, Japanese, and English are official)]
  • Religion(s): Roman Catholic 41.6%, Protestant 23.3%, Modekngei 8.8% (indigenous to Palau), Seventh-Day Adventist 5.3%, Jehovah’s Witnesses 0.9%, Mormon 0.6%, other 3.1%, unspecified or none 16.4%
  • Capital: Koror
  • Population: 21,032; 218th
  • Area: 459 sq km, 197th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly more than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
  • National Food: Food in Palau
  • National Symbol: Full Moon
  • Affiliations: UN, Pacific Community
  • Independence: From the US-administered UN trusteeship, October 1, 1994

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  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 21
  • BAC: 0.01%
  • Number of Breweries: 1

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  • How to Say “Beer”: N/A
  • How to Order a Beer: N/A
  • How to Say “Cheers”: N/A
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A

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Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 77%
  • Wine: 5%
  • Spirits: 18%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 9.10
  • Unrecorded: 1.00
  • Total: 10.10
  • Beer: 8.68

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 9.1 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: N/A
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • Sales Restrictions: Hours, places, Specific events, intoxicated persons
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None

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Tuvalu Beer

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Today in 1978, Tuvalu gained their Independence from the United Kingdom.

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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: No BAC

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  • Full Name: Tuvalu
  • Location: Oceania, island group consisting of nine coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to Australia
  • Government Type: Parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm
  • Language: Tuvaluan (official), English (official), Samoan, Kiribati (on the island of Nui)
  • Religion(s): Protestant 98.4% (Church of Tuvalu (Congregationalist) 97%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.4%), Baha’i 1%, other 0.6%
  • Capital: Funafuti
  • Population: 10,619; 224th
  • Area: 26 sq km, 237th
  • Comparative Area: 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC
  • National Food: Pulaka
  • National Symbols: Mussels, Banana Leaves
  • Affiliations: UN, Commonwealth, Pacific Community
  • Independence: From the UK, October 1, 1978

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  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: None
  • Number of Breweries: 0

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  • How to Say “Beer”: N/A
  • How to Order a Beer: N/A
  • How to Say “Cheers”: N/A
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A

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Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 54%
  • Wine: 2%
  • Spirits: 44%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 1.94
  • Unrecorded: 0.50
  • Total: 2.44
  • Beer: 0.71

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 1.9 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Increase
  • Excise Taxes: N/A
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: N/A
  • Advertising Restrictions: N/A
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: N/A

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None

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Nigeria Beer

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Today in 1960, Nigeria gained their Independence from the United Kingdom.

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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.05%

nigeria

  • Full Name: Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Location: Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon
  • Government Type: Federal Republic
  • Language: English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani, over 500 additional indigenous languages
  • Religion(s): Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
  • Capital: Abuja
  • Population: 170,123,740; 7th
  • Area: 923,768 sq km, 32nd
  • Comparative Area: Slightly more than twice the size of California
  • National Food: Nigerian Cuisine
  • National Symbols: Eagle; Saint Patrick
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union, Commonwealth
  • Independence: From the UK, October 1, 1960

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  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.05%
  • Number of Breweries: 64

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  • How to Say “Beer”: beer
  • How to Order a Beer: One beer, please
  • How to Say “Cheers”: cheers
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A

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Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 6%
  • Wine: <1%
  • Spirits: <1%
  • Other: 94%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 9.78
  • Unrecorded: 2.50
  • Total: 7.57
  • Beer: 2.05

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 9.8 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Places
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None

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Cyprus Beer

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Today in 1960, Cyprus gained their Independence from the United Kingdom.

Cyprus
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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.05%

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  • Full Name: Republic of Cyprus
  • Location: Middle East, island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: Greek (official), Turkish (official), English
  • Religion(s): Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, other (includes Maronite and Armenian Apostolic) 4%
  • Capital: Nicosia (Levkòsia)
  • Population: 1,138,071; 160th
  • Area: 9,251 sq km (of which 3,355 sq km are in north Cyprus), 171st
  • Comparative Area: About 0.6 times the size of Connecticut
  • National Food: Fasolada
  • National Symbols: Cyprus Mouflon, Dove; Cyclamen; Golden oak (Quercus alnifolia); White Dove
  • Affiliations: UN, EU, Commonwealth
  • Independence: From the UK, October 1, 1960 / Turkish Cypriots celebrate Independence Day, November 15, 1983 [Note: Turkish Cypriots proclaimed self-rule on 13 February 1975 and independence in 1983, but these proclamations are only recognized by Turkey]

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  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 17
  • BAC: 0.05%
  • Number of Breweries: 5

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  • How to Say “Beer”: bira
  • How to Order a Beer: N/A
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Eis Igian / Stin ijiasas / Jamas / Gia’sou
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A

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Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 35%
  • Wine: 32%
  • Spirits: 32%
  • Other: 1%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 8.26
  • Unrecorded: 1.00
  • Total: 9.26
  • Beer: 3.25

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 8.3 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Increase
  • Excise Taxes: N/A
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Location
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 1

Prohibition: None

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