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The fast food company—which is home to the black bun burger and chicken fries—has launched a bid to become the first chain to sell alcohol in its restaurants.

The company's goal is to bring in plastic bottles filled with beer into its premises from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Burger King has officially applied for alcohol licenses at four locations in England, including Newcastle-under-Lyme, Blackpool, Hull, and Bury St. Edmunds.

If the application is successful, they are then planning to implement the new idea into all of their chain stores.

A spokesperson for the Britain-based branch of the company said, "We're just catching up with the rest of the world, really." 

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In what seems to be the strangest news we've heard today, one of the leading music festivals in Europe have said they recycle festival goers urine to make beer (eh, what?).

Roskilde is Denmark's largest music festival and it turns out they have harvested the waste of over 100,000 people who have attended the weekend event.

The festival took place last week, and while we know the pints at these things are usually not great anyway, especially not the cheap ones, this just took it to a whole different level. 

The Roskilde festival debuted a new programme which involves recycling urine to turn it back into beer, which has been supported by the Danish Agriculture and Food Council. (Bord Bia better not pull a stunt like this)

This process involves collecting the urine of people as special 'piss stops' and then sending it on to be used as fertiliser on barely farms nearby. 

It is said that this urine will help boost the barley's growth and that this barley will be used to make beer for the next Roskilde festival. 

“Beercycling is about changing our approach to waste, from being a burden to being a valuable resource,” said the DAFC’s Leif Nielsen in a statement.

“Today, the huge amount of urine produced at the festival is having a negative impact on the environment and the sewage system and treatment plant in Roskilde. Beercycling will turn those many litres of urine into a resource.”

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This is scary!

We all have some vices we’d rather not have such as smoking, drinking alcohol or even watching TV.

But what exactly are these vices costing us?

This video shows us exactly what we are losing out on and what we can gain from giving up our bad habits. 

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Bored of using your hand to pour your beer? Why don’t you try pour it with your head?

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Bored of using your hand to pour your beer? Why don’t you try pour it with your head?

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Watch as a man plays tug of war with a crab and a beer bottle. This is hilarious.

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Beer lovers rejoice, there is no need to feel guilty if you have the occasional pint anymore – there are apparent benefits to sipping on the good stuff every now and then.

New research has shown that drinking the occasional pint can actually protect against Alzheimer’s disease, aid weight loss and reduce heart disease.

Dr Stephen Domenig, medical director of The Original F.X Mayr Health Centre in Austria told the MailOnline that beer contains many “super-nutrients” including “all of the essential – and many of the non-essential – amino acids.”

However, if it’s health benefits you are after when enjoying a quiet pint, you need to stick to the dark stuff like Guinness as they have the most antioxidants compared to lighter beers – not sure if we’ll be able to give up our Coors Light in favour of a pint of Guinness, though.

However, regular drinking can counteract these benefits so remember to drink responsibly.

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If you would rather go for a Hoegardeen over a glass of white any day, you will be pleased to hear that mead is now making a comeback.

The honey-based beer dates back to pagan times but is slowly becoming trendy again. The drink is now being used in cocktails and sauces and the rise in craft beers can be attributed to its comeback.

Sarah Thompson, director of Lurgashall Winery in West Sussex, says it was an “underground drink, popular with medieval re-enactment groups, pagans, and students.” She adds: “We’ve seen a big difference in attitude in the past six months. It’s one of the last drinks to have its comeback, after cider and gin. But it’s coming.”

But Sophie Fenton from Cornish Mead is trying to give it a more trendier twist by incorporating it into cocktails. Talking about the new drink, she said: “We’re trying to start a new trend for using mead to make cocktails. It’s finding a new, younger market.”

Apparently mead was drunk by a bride and groom for a month after their wedding – hmm, wonder if that will become trendy again…?

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If you are a fan of beer you will definitely appreciate these breweries. So, instead of travelling city to city, why not travel brewery to brewery – any excuse for a drink, really!

Hit these places if you do fancy an alternative holiday:

Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, Florida
This place has become a major attraction for tourists and is a perfect place to vivist even if you aren’t a fan of beer.

Brouwerij Alvinne, De Proefloft and Beershop, Moen, Belgium
Here you will get to drink beer straight from casks and you will be given info on each beer that you sample  – although you may not really care…

Port Brewing/ The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, California
The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing Company are co-located which means you get to experience two breweries in one.

Cantillon Brewery, Brussels, Belgium
This is a family brewery where Lambic, Gueuze, Faro and Kriek beer are made. The brewery takes you back in time as it still uses the same brewing process from the 1900s.

Heineken, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Here visitors are taken on a ride where they can experience what it feels like to become a beer… hmmm, interesting.

Guinness Storehouse, Co. Dublin
Start your journey off here!

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This may surprise you, but if you answered wine you’re actually wrong – according to the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra).

Don’t worry though because you are not alone in your thinking. A survey of 1,000 adults commissioned by Camra, found that over half of respondents thought the same thing.

Professor Charles Bamforth of the University of California, Davis and author of Beer, Health and Nutrition said: “The myth that wine is in some way healthier than other alcoholic drinks dates back many years to research carried out in France, a predominantly wine drinking country.”

He continued: “When similar studies were carried out in the Czech Republic, a nation of beer drinkers, just the same protective effect was seen with beer. This study showed the lowest risk of heart attacks in men who drank “almost daily or daily” consuming between 7- 16 pints of beer a week.”

Camra chairman Colin Valentine says: “As well as the huge range of flavours and styles available to suit any palate, the big advantage with beer is that it is low in alcohol.”

He added: “In moderation, beer is just as healthy as wine.”

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Beer is apparenty not just for drinking!

Here are some handy ways to use up beer you might have lying around after a party.

1. Make your pots gleam
Polish you copper pots with a little beer to bring up a fantastic shine.

2. Tenderising meat
Cheaper cuts of meat can be transformed into succulent pieces of heaven by simply adding beer to your stew.

3. Polishing your jewellery
Using the same principle as the pots, beer will make your silver and gold shiny and new-looking.

4. Bring up a shine in your hair
Soak your hair in beer for a few minutes to make it shiny and healthy looking.

5. Catch house and garden pests
Bury some beer-filled jars in the garden to attract slugs. In the house, place a bowl in the kitchen to attract mice (we’re sorry). Place a little ramp up to the bowl, the mouse will run up, drink the beer and be so full he can’t get out. You can then bring him outside. See, you don’t need to clean up mouse guts off the floor after all!

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We’re not too sure how we feel about this, but we like beer and we love sweets so we’re definitely willing to give it a try.

Sweet company, Jelly Belly, known for their outlandish flavours and wild ideas have gone one step further and created a beer-flavoured jelly bean.

After some deliberation it has been decided that the company would go with a German Hefeweizen-inspired ale flavour. Speaking about the sweet’s development, Ambrose Lee, development manager with Jelly Belly said; “This took a few years to perfect. It was challenging flavour to get right but we think we nailed it”.

The flavour will be officially launched on the 26th January in Cologne, Germany.

Bellies up!

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