It’s February 29th. It happens once every four years. That means we’re allowed to drink four times as much beer tonight. You can cite this blog as authority. Anyone who disagrees is obviously mathematically challenged.
It’s a good drinking weekend for me. My children’s parochial school holds its annual fundraiser tonight and tomorrow (mostly tomorrow). It’s an auction party, and it’s very cool, which must be a fairly rare thing for a parochial school fundraiser. We sell enough beer to warrant leasing a beer truck, which means we’ll have more than just Budweiser and Bud Lite. In fact, we’re getting a premium beer (this one) that meets the German Beer Purity Law. It’ll be a bit pricey, but reasonable ($3 for 16 ounces). I’m really looking forward to it. I’ll end up dropping over a thousand dollars on auction items (“Had to buy that EShPN fishing basket!” “But honey, you hate fishing.” “Yeah but, it’s like, you know, sho cool”), but I budget for it every year.
Interesting pie chart:
The last section of Chapter 1 is now posted to Beer Man (see left sidebar). The new stuff starts after the triple asterisk.
I’ll have to recommend that my local brewpub start this tradition: Naming a local beer drinker of the year. Too bad the article doesn’t say what criteria is used. Are you, for instance, automatically disqualified if you drink Bud Lite? Do you have to drink the sponsor’s beer, or are you expected to drink hundreds of different brands? Is it based on objective criteria at all, or is it rather a subjective thing (“Joe here is a lot of fun and likes … Read the rest