Wednesday, September 12, 2007

17 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, 17 Bottles of Beer...

Did you know that it's possible for a human being to consume 17 twelve ounce beers (and 3/4 of a gallon of Bloody Mary's) in a seven hour period? The beer alone is equal to 3 gallons (6 liters for my European amigos reading this).

I know this because my brother and I each drank that much Sunday while indulging in an orgy of National Football League games. Is it a good thing when the waitress says she's never seen anyone drink so much Easy Street Wheat and remain coherent? A Boston bartender once told me the same thing about Guinness. I'm not sure if that's something I should be proud of or not. Thoughts?

Our new favorite sports bar (Indigo Joe's) was packed to the rafters on Sunday as the 2007/2008 NFL season began. Good times were had by all (even if my St. Louis Rams looked like crap - hey, at least they're not as bad as the Michigan Wolverines) in our group, affectionately referred to as "The League of Extraordinarily Professional Sportsters & Drinkers." (TM, R with the little circle, etc.)

Indigo Joe's has a decent selection of beer, including the aforementioned wheat stylings from Odell Brewing Company. Of course, they don't have nearly the selection that the Yard House does. A few weeks ago we were up in the Denver area and finally experienced this most excellent of beer bars. While they don't serve beer in full yard tall glasses anymore (due to the expense of replacing them when they break), they still serve up the over 100 different beers in half yard glasses (see new photo in the side banner), which are still something of a feat to drink from. Especially after you've had a few of them! If you're ever on the west side of the Denver suburbs (Lakewood to be exact), you owe it to yourself to stop in for
a beer or three.

Any good beer aficionado - er, I mean frat drinking beer boy - has seen the movie Beer Fest. Who hasn't had a hankerin' to drink beer from a boot? Well, now you can... with the original Das Boot! I have to get me one of these and see if the key to finishing it off really is to twist it at the end.

So the wife's out in Nashville on business and she went to a place called the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. Never heard of the place, which is startling considering that it's a pretty big chain down in the south. And it has beer. LOTS OF BEER! She said I would have been in beervana. After taking a gander at their website, I can see why! It's much like the Yard House, but very possibly - better. Anyone out there been to one? These places look magnificent! Mmmmm... beeeeeeeer.

Until next time... keep the beer at it's appropriate serving temperature!

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