Friday, September 28, 2012

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

September 28,

Drink As Much Beer As Possible Day

So you probably just asked, "Why is there a day for that?" Answer: Good for you, it's also Ask a Stupid Question Day! (I didn't make that up, it really is!) Who cares why we have this fabulous day, just celebrate it! Don't want to? That's cool, "Every party has a  pooper, that's why we invited you! Party Pooper, that's you!"
So for those of you who need justification for indulgence... There are a couple different rumored origins to this fab lil holiday. Some say it originated in the old time celebration of St. Wenceslas' Day. A tenth century Bohemian Duke, St. Wenceslas is known as the patron saint of Bohemians and brewers. Others say it was started in Milwaukee, home to many other not so saintly brewers. While this later seems more realistic, I want to stick with the first idea, it seems more purposeful!
In the interest of promoting responsible drinking, the day is more often referred to as "Drink Beer Day" ( Not to be confused with National Beer Day, which is in  August)
Here's to drinking beer! Cheers!

Gridiron Punch
This wonderful beer cocktail is perfect for a tailgate party!

18 oz. Pineapple juice, chilled
6 oz. Yellow Chartreuse, chilled
6 (12 oz.) Bottles Amber ale, chilled

Place the pineapple juice and Chartreuse in a 3 qt container or punch bowl. 
 Stir to combine. 
Add the beer and gently stir to combine.

"Now beer, my friends is a wonderful thing
whether you be a prince, a pauper or even a king
and to spill one precious drop is really a shame
so waste not what you pour and we'll drink to your fame"

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