C2CT2: Second Annual Coast To Coast Toast November 15

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Last year, Vanberg & DeWulf, the beer import company founded by Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield, celebrated their 30th anniversary with a Coast to Coast Toast. It was such a great success, that they’re doing it again this year. C2CT2 — Coast to Coast Toast 2 — will take place this year on November 15, which in Belgium is “King’s Day,” a national holiday celebrating their monarchy. So it’s a great date to celebrate Belgian beer and Belgian culture.

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Last year, about 350 establishments across the country participated in the Coast to Coast Toast to Belgian beer. This year, Wendy tells me it should be at least 400. If you want to see if there’s a C2CT2 event taking place near you, there’s a list you can download at their website. If you want to consider hosting a toast, you can sign up at Eventbrite.

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Even if you can’t make it out — I’m staying in again and toasting with the missus, for example — toast them in the comfort of your home. It should be easy enough to find one of the great beers they import. Any beer from the following Belgian and European breweries will fit the bill.

  • Amiata
  • Castelain (also St. Amand)
  • De Cam
  • Dilewyns
  • Dubuisson (Scaldis and Cuvee de Trolls)
  • Dupont (also Moinette, Foret, Les Bons Voeux and others)
  • Ölvisholt BrugghÚs, Iceland
  • Slaghmuylder (Witkap Stimulo Singel Abbey Ale)
  • V&D exclusive collaborations with De Troch (Lambrucha)
  • V&D exclusive collaborations with Et Famille (Lambickx)
  • V&D exclusive collaborations with Scheldebrouwerij (Hop Ruiter)

You can also find a list of all of their beers in their portfolio at their C2CT2 website.

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Panama Beer

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Today in 1903, Panama gained their Independence from Colombia.

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Panama Breweries

Panama Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.08%

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  • Full Name: Republic of Panama
  • Location: Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica
  • Government Type: Constitutional democracy
  • Language: Spanish (official), English 14%
  • Religion(s): Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15%
  • Capital: Panamá City
  • Population: 3,510,045; 132nd
  • Area: 75,420 sq km, 118th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than South Carolina
  • National Food: Sancocho de Gallina
  • National Symbols: Harpy Eagle; Holy Ghost Orchid; Panama tree (Sterculia apetala)
  • Affiliations: UN, OAS
  • Independence: From Colombia, November 3, 1903 / From Spain, November 28, 1821

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  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.08%
  • Number of Breweries: 5

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  • How to Say “Beer”: cerveza
  • How to Order a Beer: Una cerveza, por favor
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Salud
  • Toasting Etiquette: Panamanians sometimes say “Salud!” (health) before a drink. Otherwise there are no typical toasts or specific protocols to follow when making toasts.

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Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 63%
  • Wine: 4%
  • Spirits: 33%
  • Other: <1%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 5.85
  • Unrecorded: 1.00
  • Total: 6.85
  • Beer: 3.71

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 5.9 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Time, location
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None

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Micronesia Beer

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Today in 1986, the Federated States of Micronesia gained their Independence from the US-administered UN trusteeship.

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Micronesia Breweries

Micronesia Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.08%

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  • Full Name: Federated States of Micronesia
  • Location: Oceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia
  • Government Type: Constitutional government in free association with the US; the Compact of Free Association entered into force on 3 November 1986 and the Amended Compact entered into force in May 2004
  • Language: English (official and common language), Chuukese, Kosrean, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi
  • Religion(s): Roman Catholic 52.7%, Protestant 41.7% (Congregational 40.1%, Baptist 0.9%, Seventh-Day Adventist 0.7%), other 3.8%, none or unspecified 0.8%
  • Capital: Palikir
  • Population: 106,487; 191st
  • Area: 702 sq km, 191st
  • Comparative Area: Four times the size of Washington, DC
  • National Food: Micronesian Cuisine
  • National Symbol: Four Stars
  • Affiliations: UN, Pacific Community
  • Independence: From the US-administered UN trusteeship, November 3, 1986

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  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 21
  • BAC: % varies by island
  • Number of Breweries: 0

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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: 43%
  • Wine: 39%
  • Spirits: 18%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 4.50
  • Unrecorded: 1.00
  • Total: 5.50
  • Beer: 1.43

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 4.5 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: N/A
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • Sales Restrictions: Time, location, specific events, intoxicated persons, petrol stations
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: Yes

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None

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Dominica Beer

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

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Dominica Breweries

Dominica Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.08%

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  • Full Name: Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Location: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about half way between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago
  • Government Type: Parliamentary democracy
  • Language: English (official), French patois
  • Religion(s): Roman Catholic 61.4%, Protestant 20.6% (Seventh-Day Adventist 6%, Pentecostal 5.6%, Baptist 4.1%, Methodist 3.7%, Church of God 1.2%), Jehovah’s Witnesses 1.2%, other Christian 7.7%, Rastafarian 1.3%, other or unspecified 1.6%, none 6.1%
  • Capital: Roseau
  • Population: 73,126; 201st
  • Area: 751 sq km, 189th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly more than four times the size of Washington, DC
  • National Food: Mountain Chicken
  • National Symbol: Sisserou Parrot
  • Affiliations: UN, Commonwealth, OAS
  • Independence: From the UK, November 3, 1978

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  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.08%
  • Number of Breweries: 1

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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: 10%
  • Spirits: 83%
  • Other: <1%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 7.34
  • Unrecorded: 0.50
  • Total: 7.84
  • Beer: 0.50

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 7.3 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Time, location, specific events, intoxicated persons, petrol stations
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 2

Prohibition: None

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