The bier is a flat frame, traditionally wooden but sometimes made of other materials. In antiquity it was often simply a wooden board on which the dead was placed, covered with a shroud. In modern times, however, the corpse is almost never carried on the bier without being first placed in a coffin, though the coffin is sometimes kept open.
A bier is often draped with cloth, to add to the dignity of the funeral service. The modern funeral industry uses a collapsible aluminum bier on wheels, known as a "church truck" to more conveniently move the coffin in and out of the church or funeral home for services.
Unser Bier: if you can dream it, you can do it; if you can drink it you can brew it. Unser Bier is Basel's youngest micro-brewery. It was born in 1998 of the dreams of a small group of home-brewers and in seven short years has made its mark on the city.(Business Unusual)(Interview)
Jun 01, 2005; The brewery now boasts over 3,000 proud shareholders and the beer continues to grow in popularity. In addition to being available...
Safety and effectiveness of intravenous regional anesthesia (Bier block) for outpatient management of forearm trauma
Jul 01, 2006; ADVANCES ABSTRACT Objective: To assess the safety and effectiveness of intravenous regional anesthesia (bier block) in the...