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ALE, That’s the stuff to drink, for fellows whom it hurts to think.
Refreshing on a hot afternoon, relaxing after a hard day, all around delicious and intoxicating, brewed since the dawn of history,
quaffed by Vikings, sipped by scholars, tossed back seven jars at a sitting by Enkidu,
Hailed as a hallmark of the civilized man since ancient times, along with the baking of bread and the wearing of clothes, it is the ubiquitous human beverage,
Now, introductions aside, what brews do you fine folks favor? Don’t be shy, even Pabst has it’s place. I was extremely fortunate during my college days to find myself in possession of all the makings for a 15 gallon capacity kegerator while at the same time being but a few blocks from a marvelous microbrewery. For several glorious years at the end of the day I could grab a pounder off the rack and tilt the tap set in the front of a full sized fridge to draw a healthy pint which I could then enjoy on the back deck. Life was good. We of the house would vote for what the next keg would be filled with and it usually came out to be either the blonde ale or the scotch ale. The Boundary Bay Scotch remains one of my all time favorite brews. If I'm just nosing through the beer aisle I'll probaly grab a case of Henry's though occasionally I'll find I'm in the mood for a Rolling Rock (33) or a Red Stripe (Hooray beer!)
and just for fun lets also show off funny beer pics of funny beer.
(this one will rape your H-scroll but I can't fix it on my work computer)
pertinent post from The Epic of Gilgamesh
"Eat the food, Enkidu,
The symbol of life.
Drink the beer, destiny of the land."
Enkidu ate the bread
Until he had had enough.
He drank the beer,
Seven whole jars,
Relaxed, felt joyful.
His heart rejoiced,
His face beamed,
He smeared himself with ...
His body was hairy.
He anointed himself with oil
And became like any man,
Put on clothes.
He was like a warrior,
Took his weapon,
Fought with lions.
The shepherds could rest at night;
He beat off wolves,
Drove off lions.
The older herdsmen lay down;
Enkidu was their guard,
A man wake.
I wonder if that could be considered the first beeer commercial; "Drink beer! you'll fight off wolves and lions!"
Yes,... yes, I agree. It's totally unfair that sober you gets into trouble for things that drunk you did.