Thursday, October 14, 2010

So Long and Thanks for All the Beer

We are no longer in Pittsburgh. Sunday my friends and I all boarded different planes and went off the Florida, Jersey, Texas, etc… But we have our memories, and some of us that stood up in the wedding got spiffy new drinking boots! We got them the night of the rehearsal dinner and immediately had to break them in. And then they came back out during the wedding reception.

They hold a liter of beer, so it was fun to run up to the bar and have them pop open two fresh bottles and just pour them in every time we started getting low. It also made sure the beer was always cold, which was fantastic. But we didn’t spend the whole time just drinking from boots. The first day we were in Pittsburgh we also hit up the beer distributer.

Can I just say I’m sorry to everyone who lives in Pennsylvania? With separate beer distributers and liquor stores they make it very difficult to just pick up some drinks. We managed okay though and grabbed the old standby cooler. Since we were in Pittsburgh we figured we had to go with Yuengling. So we got a case of lager cans, a case of black and tan cans, and what we thought was a case of lager bottles. We get back to the room and open everything like it is Christmas morning. Turns out those weren’t just bottles, they were 22oz bottles.

We spent most nights on the hotel patio with our cooler and drinking to the wee small hours of the morning. I don’t think I did anything to make an ass of myself, so that is always good. Although quote of the weekend happened at like 2am after the wedding when our friend looked at our drinking prowess and said, “I like to drink, but y’all are drunks.”

Now, back to my beer list. After three days of back to back hardcore drinking I wasn’t looking to do much damage. I ended staying at the bar far longer then I meant and still got home at like 10. Beers 82-85 are Newcastle Brown, Tommyknocker Imperial Nut Brown, Boddingtons, and Lost Coast Downtown Brown. So lots of brown ales last night; next week I’m going to hit the remaining pales on the list.

Doing some bar math shows that my beer list should be completed by the end of the year, but I’ll still be hungover most Thrusdays, so the Hangover Thursday portion of the blog will keep going strong.

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