I always do my best thinking over a glass of beer. Two heads are better than one.
– From the Best of Bridge –
Now and then I like an icy cold beer. Not a whole icy cold beer, because it is never icy cold when I get to the bottom of the bottle or glass. I just like the first few icy cold ounces.
One of my son-in-laws, perhaps (but highly unlikely) thinking of his mother-in-law’s fondness for those first few cold ounces, devised an ingenious way to taste the beers of the world without having to drink an entire bottle of each. He hosts a Beer Tasting Party.
He invites lots of people, and assigns each couple a country. The guests buy a half dozen or so bottles of beer that represent that country. They pre-chill the beer, and when they arrive at the party the bottles are nestled into coolers of ice that are set out on a long table on the patio.
Each person is given a glass with his or her name on it and the tasting commences! A few ounces of this beer, then a few ounces of that beer. Icy cold, just the way I like it! Some munchies, then some more munchies!
There is an established protocol for a sophisticated Beer Tasting Party. This involves score sheets and detailed discussions. This isn’t that kind of party.
24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not.
– Stephen Wright –