COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - On Sunday night, March 30, the Beer Geek known as Eli the Mad Beer Man downed a whopping 7 liters of fine German brew. Why would anyone do such a thing?
"It was my duty as a beer lover and party goer to ring in the grand opening of the Edelweiss Rathskeller in style. How could I NOT do my job and live with myself?" the Mad one said.
Erdinger and Franziskaner - both glorious elixirs of wiessbier, Eli's favorite. This however is not the first time this Beer Geek has partaken in such voluminous imbibing all in one sitting.
"This is like the third time in the last 6 months or so. Ya, I can drink. No, I'm not an alcoholic... I'm a professional drinker. And like all professionals I'm training for my trip to the 2010 Oktoberfest in Munich. I have to represent! Can't very well go to Europe and look like some damn Yankee wanker now can I?"
While much shock and awe was made by the lively patrons at Edelweiss over the quantity (and the fact that Eli seemed totally coherent and capable of carrying on lengthy conversations about - not much)... a sad and unforeseen development has arisen.
Eli is hanging up his hefty mug o' glory.
"I'm done. Well... at least until the weekend."