Monday, December 1, 2008

Beer will save the world. For real.

While in Germany studying the most holy craft of brewing beer, the Dugg attended Brau Beviale - one of the largest beverage industry trade shows in the world. He noted that the event was held on the site which had once been the Nazi party rally grounds in Nuremberg. This led us to suppose that if a beer-related event was held at other sites of disagreeable/violent historical significance, we could in essence, heal humanity's wounds. You know, reversal of energy and all that hoo hah.

Well, the Buddhists always seem to have a finger on that particular pulse. In Thailand's Sisaket province, Buddhists have built the Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple entirely of Heineken and Chang beer bottles.

By the way, if anyone in the Chicagoland area gets a similar idea into their head, please let it be known that the staff of Metropolitan Brewing summarily volunteers for the project. We're well-practiced at emptying beer bottles...

1 comment:

Josh said...

I've been looking into this temple thing for a little while now. Looks like they embedded the bottles in concrete. They did some cool "bottle walls" at the redevelopment of the old Blatz brewery in Milwaukee that are just stacks of bottles in a frame.

http://www.theblatz.com

It lets a ton of light through, but it's not structural like the temple. I'm trying to figure out how and where to do this. But we'll be draught only for a long while so it is a bit of a contradiction....