I've Been Ripped Off — Again!

Found this the other day as I was crawling through some tubes on the Interwebs:

Frozen Beer-On-A-Stick Sells Like Hotcakes

Many people say there's nothing like a cold beer on a hot day. But did you ever consider savoring a frozen beer? How about a frozen beer on a stick?

A chef in Washington, DC, is making what he calls a "hopsicle."

The chef at Rustico's says the frozen beer has been selling like, well, hotcakes.

He says that it started by accident when he put a beer in the freezer to get it cold quickly. Unfortunately — or in this case, fortunately — the brew froze solid.

He ended up eating it instead of drinking it (something that many of us have probably done, but have never tried to sell!).

Now, the restaurant patrons seem to enjoy the frozen treat, especially as the weather heats up.

Dude! I totally had the idea for a beer-sicle in, like, 1999.

My prototype didn't turn out quite right, though. Apparently my freezer wasn't hard core enough to turn the beer into anything but slush.

Hmmm. . . . Beer-flavored ICEE, anyone?

Anyways, this is it for a few days, because I'm off to the old homestead for the holiday. I could post from there, but I probably won't. Not like I have that many hard-core return visitors, anyhow — this is mostly me amusing myself instead of doing actual work — but I wouldn't want to get anyone's hopes up.

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