January 5, 2007
Brewing With Stina: What to drink while setting those New Year’s Resolutions into motion
This year, I have resolved to do only one thing more often: floss. Every year, I write a long list of resolutions (seriously, last year’s list was somewhere around 52 items, of which I accomplished…7) that just mock me. So, this year I am taking the advice of my dentist and will put more effort into flossing. This may in turn mean less time in the dental chair, thus resulting in fewer dollars being spent on dental work, meaning saving more…See? Flossing can lead to great things.
With resolutions in mind…
For those of you resolving to lose a few pounds around the middle:
Light Import Lagers- I don’t think I can actually offer up brands, but they have done great things with light beer. Just DO NOT buy any beer that advertises using a gym as a backdrop.
For those of you thinking about saving more money this year:
Happy Hour- Most happy hours offer at least one well-known beer at a good price. If you are curious as to what happy hour’s are available in your area, you can always go online and check to see if anyone has compiled a list of wallet-friendly bar times in your area. Check out http://www.drunkafterwork.com/
For those of you looking to “get out and do more this year”:
Beer Festivals- Believe me, nothing is more socially involved then fighting through throngs of people to get to beer in an outdoor (or indoor) setting. And with all that jostling of crowds and spilling of beer, conversation is bound to happen. For a list of local festivals in your area, check out http://www.beerfestivals.org/.
Happy New Year everyone!
Stina McClintock, Library Technician, King County Law Library (Seattle) and Beer Judge (BJCP)
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One more suggestion: fly Horizon Airlines. We hopped to Portland last week on Horizon one morning. After departure, we heard the usual announcement about beverages, snacks, etc. But there was one difference: beer and wine were complimentary. "Did I hear that right?," I asked the flight attendant. It was too early for beer, even for me, but I wanted to make sure I understood the offer. Yep, I heard it correctly. The attendant returned with a big bottle of Widmer Snowplow Milk Stout. "We won't pour any of this this morning," he noted, and left me with the bottle, which I shared later that day with my brother-in-law. (In fact, though, they did serve some of the stout to a couple women in the back row, I observed.) Unfortunately, we returned from Portland (great beer there, of course) on Alaska.
Posted by: Dean C. Rowan | Jan 8, 2007 9:27:21 AM