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    Dear teachers

    Am I right with the following interpretations?

    'Is the beer up?'

    = Is the beer ready to go? (considering you're going to parties to which you have to take your own drinks)
    = Is the beer ready? (by ready I mean at the right temperature)

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    Default Re: Is the beer up?

    I have never heard "is the beer up."

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    Default Re: Is the beer up?

    Anyway, once it is ready, you're more than welcome to share it!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Is the beer up?

    It seems that line is not common in North America.

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    Default Re: Is the beer up?

    I've never heard it in BrE either. Offroad, where did you find it?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Is the beer up?

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Anyway, once it is ready, you're more than welcome to share it!
    On a Tuesday? ha. Just kidding! You're welcome to join.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've never heard it in BrE either. Offroad, where did you find it?
    On a radio programme, a comedy show, can't remember exactly which, but it was from the BBC. It seemed someone drove to a supermarket and after he got home, his friends asked if the beer was up.

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    Default Re: Is the beer up?

    Did he live in a flat above the ground floor? I wonder if his friend meant "Have you brought the beer up(stairs) yet?"
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    Default Re: Is the beer up?

    Unlikely because his friends greeted him as he left the car with the beers. Maybe it's a local line. From the context, those are the only explanations I can think of at the moment.

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    Default Re: Is the beer up?

    Could you give us a link to listen to it, and see what we can make of it?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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