Friday, June 14, 2013

The Push For Lager

I really don't get why people are so obsessed with beer.  What is it that makes people have to buy vast quantities of this stuff and consume it with religious fervor?  Sure the packaging is usually fun and unique, and the variations of the color of the brews has eye appeal, but most beers are bitter or just odd tasting.

In the spirit of full disclosure I am not a big drinker. I probably have maybe two beers a year which I don't usually finish.  There is something good about the first two sips of a crisp cold beer on a hot summer day, but I usually lose interest by the third sip.  Yet there are people out there that guzzle it down as though it was life sustaining oxygen.

I write this for two reasons.  One being I haven't posted in a while and I an starting to get hate mail from people who can no longer stand looking at the photo of my last post.  The other reason is a perfect, humorous phrase that came my way that kept me laughing for a day.

Blue Mamba and I were talking about a new brew-pub that is going to grace Astoria.  I think there are three of them presently and with a new one in the works I wondered just when is the market over saturated.  Blue Mamba told me that this brew-pub is going to specialize in brewing lager which supposedly is not being brewed by any of the competitors.  Then she said the phrase that struck me as the funniest phrase that my ears have enjoyed in quite some time.

She said, "Apparently lager needs to be made here..."