We’re currently updating our product in the wheelchair accessories category to better accomodate cans and bottles of those cold tasty brews:
Now, unless you were born yesterday, you probably remember Saddam Hussein, the former dictator of Iraq. One thing you probably didn’t know about him is that Saddam was so all-powerful that he had his own beer complete with his likeness on the beer logo. Proves that anybody can have their own beer logo (or anyone can have their logo on a cup holder), and you don’t have to be a brewmaster to do it. Of course it helps if your word is law.
Historians believe that beer is one of the world’s oldest beverages with evidence dating its manufacture back to the 6th millennium BC. And speaking of Iraq, the oldest known record of beer’s existence was found in Iraq as well. The ancient Iraqis, known by scholars as the Sumerians, had writings containing references to beer.
In fact, beer was so popular among the ancient Iraqis, it even had its own god back then (and no, it wasn’t porcelain). The ancient Iraqis had a prayer to the goddess Ninkasi, which was known as “The Hymn to Ninkasi”. It served two purposes, first, as both a prayer to their beer goddess, and secondly, as a method of remembering the recipe for beer! It makes sense when you realize that back then few people among the masses could read or write, a privilege reserved for their versions of Saddam.
The ancient recipe began with something called, “bappir”, a twice-baked bread. Although it did include malt, it did not include hops or other bittering ingredients. This forerunner of Saddam Beer was sweetened with honey and dates, so it was considerably sweeter than beers today (just like our drink holder is sweeter than the competition).
Actually, you don’t have to be a ancient goddess or even a petty dictator to have your own beer logo (and beer). In fact, you can simply make the beer and logo yourself. Check out Free-Logo-Designs.com for ideas on making your own label. And, at HomeBrewTalk.com you can read about all types of beer you can brew at home. There’s even a section with a couple of dozen recipes. The site also has a forum where, once you’re a little soused on your own brew, you can rant and rave on politics, religion, or whatever. The forum contains a warning, “Thick skin a must!” Guess Saddam’s wasn’t quite thick enough, was it?