Thursday, February 21, 2008

I don't get why beer is so popular

I don't get beer. Simple as that. I understand very clearly why I don't like most popular things, like 80 percent of current tv and all the popular music in this musical dark ages -- those things simply suck, but beer seems reasonably cool. Lots of interesting people drink it. I'm not sure if it is the cheap price, the drawn out ritual of the suds or the harshness and intensity of hard alcohol as the second option, but lots of people love the stuff. Many try to be friendly and offer me one, and I feel like a dillhole saying "no thanks" all the time simply because I hate the taste. I have nothing against drinking, especially if it's a margarita, mojito, sangria or Seagrams seven and seven, I'm not being critical of beer folks at all, but I'm curious to hear from you beer devotees, what is the attraction for you?

24 comments:

carlos the mackerel said...

Tastes great!

Confusiously said...

"nevaw twust man who refuse cold one"

bradinthesand said...

jeff, it's okay to be gay...

Jeff said...

A gay with that display picture is talking about people being gay. Where are your assless chaps to complete the look, Brad?

bradinthesand said...

look closer, i was wearing them at the time...

Bruce A. Bateman said...

I like the bloated feeling it gives you as your head nods forward onto the table.

Mike said...

I like how it drowns out the voices in my head.

bigsoxfan said...

The pleasant stomach emptying loud liquid rush from vomiting beer is so superior to the sour rasp of that last gin and grapefruit juice coming up.

I suppose at some point in your life you have tried drinking good beer? I've heard of your syndrome before, there is even a brewmaster in New Haven, Conn, who makes great beer (for those who like beer) and he is severly allergic to hops. Not sure a) why he chose brewing as a line of work and b) how he manages to produce such an awesome product with his particular disability. Life is strange. And too short, to drink bad beer.

Jimbo said...

Oddly enough, I've been ponderig this question all day as I endured quick, sharp jabs to my head with every key stroke...and yet I keep typing.

Still, this really is a question best answered over a cold one...the picture is calling me to God Fathers.

P.S. - You've slipped quite a ways off my list of cool people with this revelation that you don't like beer?

Jeff said...

That hurts jimbo.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I haven't tasted a cool brewsky in 5 long days...trying to lose some weight.

Bryan said...

(Said with his best Hanz and Franz German accent) We're not little girls, that's why we like beer.

I mean seriously dude..."margarita, mojito, sangria or Seagrams seven and seven"??

(Shaking his head in dismay) Do your friends and family back in Jersey know about this?

Jeff said...

Beer tastes like shit. I can fake it and be faux regular guy or drink what I like. Not a hard choice. And Hemingway drank margaritas, I think that establishes the manly factor enough.

KAP said...

Who puts an egg in a margarita?

It's an acquired taste, but worth all of the work.

I'll buy you a beer sometime.

bradinthesand said...

pinkies up, jeff, pinkies up...

Dennis said...

After a hard days work (or play) on a hot day, there is absolutely nothing better than a cold beer. It doesn't have to be any swanky microbrew stuff either..just cold. It quenches thirst better than any of that bottled sweat, energy, electrolytic crap!

Maybe you just haven't worked (or played) hard enough on a hot day to realize the benefit!

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

So how did you get a beer gut without drinking any beer?

Jeff said...

Eating the liver of chunky, tree hugging soccer players with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

Mark Vernaus said...

The attraction of beer can be attributed to two core things - ownership and bonding. Ownership, because most beer drinkers can tell you immediately what "their beer" is. It's usually the same beer they've been drinking since the age of 19. It has become part of who they are. The bonding reason is self-explanatory. It's a man-thing, to get together and throw down some brewskies. You'll never hear a woman say "me and the girls are going to have a few beers".

Rick Jones said...

Until I was around 20, I could also not stand the taste of beer. Sitting in the stands of an Oakland Raiders game on a hot, hot September afternoon, I took a sip of one I was handing my brother, and all of a sudden I understood why people drank it.

Even to this day, and I don't know how many thousand beers later, that might have been the best tasting beer I ever had.

cactus said...

You'll never hear a woman say, "me and the girls are going to have a few beers"?

Your wife must not be from Thailand.

Caitlin :-) said...

Hey Jeff!
I think the problem is that you can't get a good beer on Saipan. I heard a group of people getting excited about Rolling Rock a few months ago. I called my dad and we both got a good laugh. I'm going home this summer and I'll bring you back some microbrew (aka real beer)... You're absolutely right, this budweiser shit is shit!

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Over at Porkys we are drinking quite a bit of Red Horse beer from the PI. I like the taste and it seems to be bitter/harsh/hopsy enough to qualify as 'good' beer.

I understand that it, like Conona in Mexico, is considered cheap, lower class beer at home in the PI....couldn't prove it by me. As I said, I like it.

KAP said...

An epiphany!

You were channeling Courtney Love.

I should have known there'd be a rock reference involved.