1) Pitchers of beer are called jugs here- can you imagine ordering a 'jug of beer' with a straight face? Asif.
2) I think our house has become Inspiration Point. Bird couples have been copulating conspicuously on the fence in our back garden. It involves a lot of flapping and chasing and looks altogether like no one is having fun. I have a notion to throw a jug of beer on them.