Well troops, the weekend is just about upon us, and as I sat here at my desk, thinking about quitting time and getting a raging, mega-hard boner, I pulled out my tickets to the friendly local beer festival that is happening tomorrow and some thought started to percolate inside of my head.
First was about these beer festivals. They have become popular, with thousands of them being held each summer across America. Most of them aren't like Oktoberfest in Munich or a hundred other towns, but they are smaller affairs in which, oh say, a couple of dozen craft brewers come and give out memorabilia and samples of their stuff. So that is what I am going to, and it got me thinking: beer is good. And it's been a long time since we have featured beer. So this weekend at Big Dave and Company we are going to pay homage to beer.
Ahhh yes, beer. I once watched a show on one of those cable networks that all sort of seem the same now: History Channel, A&E, TLC, etc. Those ones. This show was about people trying to find historical basis for the Biblical story of Noah and his Ark. One of the things that they postulated was that the tale was based on the experience of some people from the Fertile Crescent - Mesopotamia if you would prefer that terminology - who for whatever reason made a then epic journey down the Persian Gulf and ended up somewhere around present-day Bahrain. What is the point, Big Dave? I hear you asking that. Let me respond with a question: What do you think they took with them to drink on that epic voyage? Water? NOPE. Beer. They could made beer (or maybe meed) and it wouldn't spoil on the long voyage in the hot sun. Sure it would be a little skunky but compared to diphtheria or something, I think it was fine.
So beer, it's great. People make it in their bathtubs. Kids break into detached garages to steal it. I know for a fact that it has helped bring children into this world in a sort of round about way. There are clouds of it floating around the universe. And it makes brats taste great. Is there anything it can't do? More on beer tomorrow. Have a wonderful night, Company. Prost.