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Everybody's Irish on St. Patty's Day


Top of the Morning Lads…

Kiss Me I'm IrishCelebrating St. Patrick’s Day is not just for the Irish and leprechauns- but for everyone who wants an excuse to attend the parade, drink beer and be merry.

This special weekend is when a ton of men and woman get intimate with their beer and will see an abundance of green, ‘kiss me I’m Irish’ tees, Guinness hats, shamrocks and river dancing floats. Oh, I almost forgot- Green Beer.

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to this St. Patty’s day tradition. Me? I’m not too fond of the Green Beer concept, particularly of how it exits the body but it’s not to say I wouldn’t try it again.

To me nothing says St. Patty’s Day like a pint or two of Guinness (read that over again in your best Irish accent). Maybe you’ll even get lucky and the bartender will draw a shamrock or heart in the foam.

GuinnessSurprisingly a lot out there are not Guinness drinkers. I believe as with most alcoholic beverages, you acquire a taste for the Irish beauty over time.

Here are two ways to drink a Guinness for those who love it and for those getting to know its thick “milkshake” like goodness:

  1. Go to the source. I encourage everyone to get off their butts and go to Ireland one day. I have never tasted a Guinness as good as I did while visiting the Temple Bar in Dublin city center. There is an art to the perfect pour and they know how to do it. With Guinness, the fresher the better- so be sure to ask the friendly barkeep when the last time the keg was changed which shouldn’t be a problem over the next couple of days.
  2. If you are still on the fence about the heavier brew then I recommend you try what’s called a Black and Tan. There are many different variations of the concoction but it is simply a half Guinness and a half pale ale. I’m partial to Guinness and Harp. Here’s a great clip on how to pour your own Black and Tan.


Food for thought:

Black and tan is not only the name given to this delicious drink but also the name of one of Nike’s shoe lines (Black and Tan) and made headlines this week when they decided to change the name. They did so for two reasons: One- for the drink and, Two- because the name also applies to the Black and Tans; a British paramilitary force that smothered an Irish uprising in the 1920s.

Green BeerOne word of advice going into the weekend is drink a glass of water between each pint of beer (especially if it’s green beer). You will make a few more trips to the pisser but guaranteed have just as good a time if not better and be thanking me in the morning.

Everybody is Irish come St. Patty’s day. What’s your favorite way to spend it?

Slainte and ‘Erin go bragh’,


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Drinking and Driving: Two Drinks can be Too Many

DUIAn interesting conversation was had last week over a few pints of beer about Blood Alcohol Contents, Drinking and Driving and How to be Safe when out for a night on the town.

Short answer, do not drink and drive when out.

In order to get a better understanding of the issue I have guest author Richard Jacobs who is the chief editor of MyDUIattorney, to put an end to the confusion once and for all.

Richard, take it away…


The Two Drink Rule: true or false?

If you are aware of drinking and driving, you must have heard of the “Two Drink Rule”, which people use to determine whether they can drive back home from a bar, pub or party safely or not. A lot of people make the mistake of following this rule by assuming that having two drinks will keep them under the legal limit of 0.08 and they can safely reach home. This is what can get them in trouble.

If you are driving back home after having a couple of drinks and happen to pass through a DUI checkpoint or are stopped by a police officer as a DUI suspect, you will be asked to submit to a breathalyzer test.

Regardless of your individual tolerance to alcohol, two drinks can be more than enough to make you blow a 0.08 or greater on the breath test. Not realizing you were over the legal limit, you might utter something like, “But I only had two beers, Officer!” in disbelief.

However, the fact that you did not realize your were over the allowed legal limit for BAC is not a valid defense for DUI/DWI and will lead to a DUI charge. In order to avoid such a situation, you need to understand what blood alcohol content or blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is and how it works.

How our Body Metabolizes Alcohol

The amount of alcohol you consume directly affects your blood alcohol concentration, regardless of the number of drinks you have had. All states have implemented a per se limit of 0.08 BAC, which means that irrespective of your individual tolerance, you will be charged with drunk driving if you have a BAC of 0.08 or more.

The amount of alcohol in the blood does not depend on the number of drinks you’ve had, but it depends on the amount of alcohol consumed in a specific time period. BAC also depends on the rate at which alcohol is absorbed into the blood stream and will depend on several factors such as sex, weight, percentage of body fat, fitness-level, tolerance-level and how much you’ve had to eat.

Since so many factors are involved in calculating BAC levels, it is very likely that the same sized glass of wine taken by two different people at the same time could lead to very different BAC levels.

To make things easy for you, you can use our BAC calculator to help you get a rough estimate of BAC levels.

Irrespective of the fact how BAC levels are affected, the rate at which alcohol is metabolized and eliminated from the human body is fairly consistent, which is on average 0.015 per hour. This means that anyone with a BAC of 0.15 will take ten hours to get it all out of their system.

So if you decide to go home after the bar shuts at 2am with a 0.15 BAC level, and intend to drive to work the next morning after 5 hours of sleep, you could still be over the limit.

The concept that you can “sleep it off” is totally false as sleep has zero effect on how quickly alcohol is expelled from the body. You may not be feeling drunk the next morning, but you may still have a blood alcohol concentration over the allowed legal limit.

Most people believe that they can “sober up faster” by drinking coffee, eating a big meal, taking aspirin, drinking lots of water or caffeinated soda, but these are big misconceptions. These things can help you feel more sober, but they will have zero affect on your BAC level.

Only time will make the difference in your blood alcohol levels.


Variation in the Amount of Alcohol Contained in Drinks

When drinking at a bar, restaurant or pub, you have to understand that the amount of alcohol in a drink varies per serving. It depends on how much tequila, triple sec or other strong liquors were used in making the drink, which is impossible to measure.

Many bars and restaurants offer small and large glass sizes, but precise serving sizes are never measured. In fact, many bars and restaurants take a “free pour” approach to serving alcohol. Depending on how strong the beer was, you can be way above the legal limit after just one drink.

To help you understand how the blood alcohol content levels vary with weight and the number of drinks consumed, we have included the following reference chart. The chart only takes into account two factors which include the number of drinks and weight. Other factors will influence your BAC levels, which means you could have lower or higher BAC levels than the ones given below.

The safest rule to follow is to not drink and drive.

A standard drink is:

  • 12-ounce bottle or can of regular beer
  • 5-ounce glass of wine
  • drink of one and 1/2 ounce of 80 proof distilled spirits (either straight or in a mixed drink)

Blood Alcohol Content Chart
Use the chart to get an estimate of your BAC level, depending on your weight and the number of drinks consumed. Once you find the estimated BAC, subtract the percent of alcohol eliminated during the time elapsed since you started drinking.


  • For a 200 lb. man who has had 6 drinks, his BAC after 2 hours will be:
  • 113% minus (.015×2) = .083 % which is above the legal limit

Again, to avoid any misfortune, your safest option is to not drink and drive at all!

Be safe,

Richard Jacobs

Author Bio

Richard Jacobs is a chief editor since early 2007, and currently works for MyDUIattorney. A website that helps you to find the right DUI Attorney, you can search for a New Jersey DWI Lawyer online, anytime!

And now you have the truth about drinking and driving.

Thanks again to Richard for taking time to answer these questions.

Be safe and make smart choices,


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Post Workout Beer - Does a Body Good

Todays questions were a perfect way to introduce our new Friday Q and A. Keep them coming and we’ll do our best to answer them.

Question: Is beer really a good post workout beverage?

Jeremy Miller, Steamboat, Colorado

Post Workout BeerAnswer: Believe it or not scientists say a beer after a strenuous workout can be good for the body. Beer has been shown in studies to rehydrate better than water can. The carbonation in beer helps quench thirst while the carbohydrate content helps to replenish calories burnt while working out.

My strength and conditioning mentor used to train a guy who drank a considerable amount of beer- mostly post workout. Acknowledging that he was maybe drinking a little too much they gradually tried to ease back his beer intake and noticed that he had more and more trouble recovering from workouts. He was even experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness more often than he used to.

They eventually made the connection that a large part of his calorie and carbohydrate intake he’d been getting from beer post workout was no longer going into his muscles and was hindering his recovery. As a result he needed to re-introduce good foods to make up the missing calories and replenish his energy stores.

A cardiologist who has worked with professional basketball teams suggests that beer has the perfect post workout make up, adding that he has long recommended the use of barley drinks to professional athletes following exercise.

Another study demonstrated when 2 groups of athletes were put through the same rigorous workout and half were given water and half beer, those who drank brewskis re-hydrated better.

While some argue beer has such a powerful diuretic effect due to the alcohol drinking only one after a workout doesn’t contain enough to cause any notable water loss.

Regardless, it always comes back to moderation. Having a beer after a good hard workout is beneficial and not a problem. 3 or 4- you’d be over doing it. Just to play it safe be sure to follow up with a glass of water!

Question: What’s the difference between white and brown rice?

Albert Yew, Wichita, Kansas

white rice vs brown riceAnswer: Both brown and white rice have very similar calorie contents at 4 calories per gram. The main difference lies in the processing and nutrient content.

White rice has the husk bran and germ removed leaving nothing but the starchy center. In the refining process several vitamins and minerals are lost such as b vitamins and iron.

And losing the bran isn’t that great since it has been shown to reduce LDL or bad cholesterol in blood- improving cardiovascular health.

Sometimes these nutrients are re-added to highly processed white rice but it’s never quite as good as the real thing. A very important mineral usually not added back to refined rice is magnesium which is essential in muscle relaxation. (Quick side tip: If you ever experience muscle spams or cramps, first check that your hydration levels are up to par and secondly your magnesium intake)

It is tough to argue against white rice considering over half the world lives on it but much like any grain- the more you strip it down and refine it the less nutrition it will yield.

So, sure you can live on white rice as it provides the same amount of energy as brown rice but you certainly won’t thrive on it because you’ll be losing out on all the b-vitamins, iron, magnesium, trace fatty acids and fiber.

Go for brown if you have the option.

Albert and Jeremy, thanks for some great questions and as always keep them coming.

Stay Strong,


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Cooking with Beer - Beef and Guinness Stew

beef and guiness stewUp next in our cooking with beer series is another one of my favorites. Perfect for cold dark winter nights this Beef and Guinness Stew is sure to delight.

Unlike the Beer Chili Con Carne this recipe takes a full can of Guinness so make sure to have another on hand to enjoy while prepping.

Watch below to see how it’s done:

Guinness and Beef Stew



Here’s what you need:

  • 1 pound of stewing beef, diced into cubes
  • 1 can of Guinness Draught
  • 1 – 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 Celery Stalks, washed and chopped
  • 2 Large Carrot Sticks, washed and chopped
  • 2 Medium Onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 Handful of Mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tbsp of spelt flour ground flax seed to thicken the stew (whole-wheat flour or all-purpose
  • flour can also be used)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3-4 dried bay leaves
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

How to put it all together:

Roughly Chop all vegetables. Place the veges, olive oil and bay leaves into the pan over high heat and cook for 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally.

Then add your flour (or ground flax seed), meat, Guinness and diced tomatoes. Stir and season with sea salt and black pepper.

Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Cover and let simmer for up to 3 hours or until beef is tender all the way through.

If the stew is still too runny, remove lid for the last half hour. If stew becomes too dry, add a splash of water. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Serve over a bed of Quinoa and a side salad. Enjoy.

Yours in health,


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Flash Fans: 2012 Budweiser Official Big Game Commercial


Flash Fan Budweiser Commercial?

Most have heard of these Flash Mob things where all of a sudden you’re walking through Times Square and hundreds of people break into some elaborate choreographed dance around you.

In their upcoming Superbowl commercial Budweiser puts a spin on that idea and has a Flash Mob of Fans show up at a local rec league hockey game in Port Credit, Ontario.

Imagine showing up with your buddies for your Monday night beer league game and thousands of fans walk in before the puck drops to cheer you on. Priceless.

One of the best commercials I’ve seen in awhile.


If that inspires you to lace up the skates, make sure you’re ready by checking out the Beer League Hockey Workout below.

Men’s Beer League Hockey Workout





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Testosterone and my Missing Balls

Beer Belly Be Gone Dantes CornerBeing my first blog post this is not an easy subject to cover. Mentally, emotionally and physically- last summer was a tough one for me.

My first owner gave me up because I got into our neighbors paddock and roughed up a sheep.

Apparently it’s frowned upon to chase sheep. Even more frowned upon when a couple weeks later the sheep in question passes away from complications aroused from the chase.

Needless to say the farmer was not happy, complained to the city and I was deemed “dangerous to livestock”.

Dangerous to livestock? Me? No way. We were just having a little fun. When sheep run- you chase em right?

The sheep incident was a cross roads in my short-lived life. Things started to spiral out of control and the next thing I knew I was dropped off at a vet clinic to be put down.

Yep, you heard it right. I was apparently too much to handle with my newly acquired “dangerous to livestock” title and wasn’t worth the extra work or cost.

Thankfully the vet was compassionate and saw something in me the authority had failed to see. He decided there was no way he could put down such a beautiful, um, handsome young animal and brought in a behaviorist to figure out whether or not I was dangerous.

Regardless I did a lot of growing up over the next couple of days but thankfully it turned out all right as Sean and his girlfriend Kelly adopted me a couple weeks later.

The Incident

A strapping young lad in the prime years of my life I was happy as could be in my new home… until it happened.

My parents were advised that being such a large dog with a “dangerous to livestock” title and fully intact (if you know was I’m getting at) probably wasn’t the best idea.

Within a week I was scheduled for “the surgery”.

To further complicate matters, my mom who is studying to become a Vet performed the un-speak-able herself.

That’s right- she chopped my balls off.

The Point

All right, pity story is over, enough rambling… What’s the point of today’s blog post?

I no longer have my balls, which means I no longer produce Testosterone. Which means, technically I have the right to a reduced libido, less lean muscle mass and more body fat.

I have an excuse.

It makes me sad to see men walking around fully intact and not producing Testosterone.

Testosterone is naturally occurring in the body and is one of the hormones responsible for increasing protein synthesis (muscle building) and metabolic capacity, leading to faster muscle repair/building, increased energy (fat) burning, a stronger libido and greater cognitive functioning.

When you are inactive and unhealthy there is no demand on your body to produce Testosterone.

You may as well have my mom chop your balls off too.

Furthermore, low levels of this hormone decrease energy and muscle building, leading you on a downward spiral. In order to reverse the trend, you need to give your body a reason to increase its production. This can be achieved through beer belly exercises and strength resistance training outlined in the 3BG System.

Beer Belly Dante Missing BallsThere are limitations to how much of this hormone your body will produce even in the best of shape (for good reason). This causes some people go the added (illegal) step. But too much of anything is a very bad thing and remember that your body knows what is best.

If you are sticking with the Mind-Body-Mouth approach outlined in the 3BG System, you won’t have any problems stimulating your body’s natural production of Testosterone.

If you’re sitting on your ass all day, eating fried greasy foods and not getting in short intense workouts like the one Jonny performs here, then you might as well stop calling yourself a man.

Sorry for sounding a little bitter. I have an excuse… You do not.

Catch you next week.


PS. The sheep had it coming…

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Beer League Hockey Workout

Jon Landry Braehead ClanBefore we get into today’s post, I wanted to give a quick shout out to the Braehead Clan and all of our fans from Glasgow and the surrounding areas. The season is about to get underway and you can expect nothing less than the best from this years squad.

With the likes of returning players Jordan Krestanovich, Tim Wedderburn and Kyle Bruce this years season is bound to be a good one. Unfortunately I will not be returning to the ice in Glascow this year and you will all be greatly missed.

After finishing my MBA this summer I’ve been working hard on a few business ventures and will be playing ice hockey in North America this season. I look forward to seeing all of you again sometime soon. Thanks again for all your support.


Below are a few of my on ice highlights from last years season with the Clan.

Jon Landry #27 6’3 210 Left Defense- Montreal, Quebec.



Men’s Beer League Hockey Workout

Beer League Hockey WorkoutThe NHL season is quickly approaching which means most men will soon be lighting the lamp and taking down a few brewskis with the start of Beer League Hockey seasons across the world.

This is also the time of year most of you die-hard’s realize you are out of shape and decide last minute to do something about it. The doing something about it usually involves going for a 10 minute ‘jog’ because this is what you know. Then 5 minutes into the run, your heart pounding, lungs gasping for air, you begin to contemplate how you let yourself get so out of shape.

Enough about how you got so out of shape this summer and more on how you plan on getting back up to speed for hockey this season.

The boys and I here at 3BG sifted through a few workouts the pros use and tailored for you your very own “Beer League Hockey Workout”. The program will get you back to All-Star form in no time as well as help rid you of the summer beer belly.

Hockey as you know is an extremely explosive and anaerobic sport. This hockey workout will focus on 45-60 second bursts of work with a minute of rest in between circuits to simulate a typical men’s league game.

A key focus of the Beer League Hockey Workout will be on quick, explosive feet with limited ground contact time. You’re feet will be moving fast as your blood pumps throughout your body.

Jon’s Dynamic Warm up (done before every workout and on ice session) approx. 5 minutes.

- Jumping Jacks (20)
- Run (light jog, 10 metres X 3)
- Butt Kicks (10 per leg)
- High Knees (10 per leg)
- Knee to Chest Pull (5 per leg, 3 second hold at top)
- Single leg walking toe touches (10 per leg)
- Walking lunge with a twist (10 per leg)
- Leg Swings (10 per leg)
- Stick Handle (To warm up the hands, arms and eyes)

Beer League Hockey Workout

Circuit 1: (3 sets)
1A – Inch Worm w/ push up (8)
1B – Forward Skater Lunge into a Reverse Lunge (8 per leg)
1C – Skater Steps over Bench (8 per leg)

Circuit 2 (3 sets)
2A – 1 arm DB Snatch (8 reps per arm)
2B – Bench Jumps (8 reps)
2C – Lateral Hurdle Bounds (can use Dumbbells if no access to hurdles)(8 reps per side)

- Rotating Plank (Side, Front, Side) 30 seconds each X 3

- Cat-Camel (8)/Fire Hydrants (8 per leg)/Hip Flexors (15 second hold per leg)

All of the exercises should be performed one after the other without resting in between. Once you have completed all 3 exercises in sequence rest for 1 minute and repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 sets. Complete all 3 sets before moving on to the 2nd Circuit and repeat. The Beer League Hockey Workout should be performed 2 times per week on top of your regularly scheduled hockey games.



There you have it lads. A quick and effective hockey specific workout geared to get your foot speed going and your anaerobic power back. Stay tuned for next months 20 Minute Workout.

Keep your heads up and stick on the ice. Cheers,


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