Beer Token

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Beer Token

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for one pound sterling. The term derives from the idea that young men spend a disproportionate amount of their money on beer.
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The ageing process means that not only am I now less likely to remember the pointless pop trivia which used to bag the beer tokens, I'm less likely to remember anything else either.
One said: "He was just one of the lads, he'd come down to the rank and say, 'We'll make a few beer tokens tonight lads, eh?
One winner and a mate will get VIP tickets and camping (with proper showers and toilets), travel on the Happy Bus from Ayr, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hamilton, Kilmarnock, Perth or Stirling, beer tokens and a T-shirt each.
Queuing to get into the arena, queuing for beer tokens and then queuing for a beer, not to mention the line for the toilets, meant you had to take one hour out between gigs just to get a drink.
If beer tokens had been around in Keith Richards' day, he may not have so many wrinkles by now.
The late Richard Law pictured with his 19th century beer tokens
Beverage glasses and beer tokens can be purchased at Oakshire Public House on the day of the festival.
But 74-year-old grandmother Lillian Mort now has to watch home games at Pyle RFC through a boundary fence - after being slapped with a threemonth ban in a bitter row over beer tokens.
Around 117 guests tucked into fish and chips at the reception, while the men were given beer tokens to order their pints.
Tickets for the event are pounds 5, including pounds 4 worth of beer tokens, plus free sampling opportunities and complimentary nibbles, courtesy of local baker Holland''s Pies.
x MACDONALD Alexander Get the drinks in Uncle Mac (no beer tokens allowed
Until then, miners still had part of their wages paid in beer tokens usable only in pubs owned and run by mine owners.