The Thirsty Beagle some time back brought you the story of a California man who sold his 16-year-old daughter into marriage in exchange for beer, meat and $16,000. The case is back in the news this week after the man pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment. Now, in no way is TTB advocating the selling of your daughter, but I gotta be honest, if someone offered me $16,000, beer and meat, I could find a lot of things I would part with. Of course, I’d be pretty happy with just beer and meat, so maybe my standards aren’t that high.
Here’s news making the rounds in the beer world:
-Beer enthusiasts in England are calling for April 6 to be declared National Beer Day.
-A real genius in Florida called 911 to say he was drunk and needed police to take him to detox. When police obliged, the man popped open a can of beer — in the back of the police cruiser!
-A new study suggests brightly colored bird feathers have something in common with beer suds.
-Talk about lawmakers really working for their constituents: Oregon legislators have proposed an “Honest Pint Act” that would ensure beer drinkers who order a pint get a full 16 ounces of brew. Yes! It’s about time something worthwhile came out of the flurry of government action we’ve been hearing about.
There’s no shame in admitting it: We’ve all been in that place — typically in college — when all you had in the fridge was a half-empty tub of margarine, a bottle of ranch dressing and like two 30-packs of cheap-o beer. Realistically, if that happened to me today, I’d probably fall into a deep state of depression and do some serious soul-searching. But back when you’re 21 or 22, you can wear that kind of destitution like a badge of honor. The stories you can tell about your college fridge contents! The point is, we were young, we perhaps hadn’t refined our taste in beer quite so much, and we were broke. Like I said, we’ve all been there. So let’s not pretend like we never drank cheap, awful-tasting beer. Let’s fess up to it. What was the worst beer you ever had?
For me, I’m always partial to the Natural Light/Minnesota Brew/Lost Lake days. Yes sir, there’s nothing quite like six cans of beer for $2.45. Man, was that stuff terrible, or what?
So what about you? Sound off in the comments section about the worst beer you ever had.
Just came across a news snippet that Pizza Hut stores in Amarillo, Texas, will start offering beer for delivery in addition to pizza. Let me just say this first: Could this happen anywhere else but in Texas? Anyway, at first blush, I thought this sounded like a great idea. Upon further consideration, I realized they’d probably only deliver the Holy Trinity of watery-tasting gas station beer: Bud Light/Coors Light/Miller Light. Wake me when someone shows up at my door with a stuffed crust and a full-flavored beer.