Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Russian beer commando storms Japanese beach

After he and his fellow sailors aboard a Russian merchant ship ran out of beer off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan, a lone Russian sailor secretly went ashore on an international beer run.

He purchased a 24-bottle case of beer—Sapporo, one hopes—for the equivalent of $84 and was on his way back to his inflatable boat when he was nabbed by police.

No word on what happened to the beer.

A typical 20-bottle case of Japanese beer. Note the large bottles. (The one obtained by the Russian was an American-style case of 24 small bottles.) These cases are heavy. In fact, at small-town festivals, the sakayas (liquor store owners) tend to win a lot of "feats of strength"-type contests.

—Mellow Monk

Go to the Mellow Monk tea page
Bookmark this blog
Subscribe to the blog feed (RSS)