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After working in the garden and hot sun, nothing is more refreshing
than a cold Guiness Extra Stout. I dislike most other beers (mostly
favor chardonnay). But a satisfying glass of wine has too much kick
when I'm hot and tired and need rehydration (yes, I'm a light weight),
and beer seems to be the solution. I feel like it has vitamins,
especially beer, but that could well be rationalization.
Tequila: yum but deadly
Wow, an OT topic I can participate in :-)
apologies if you get a double post, I'm having "From" issues.
On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 7:26 PM, Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> My comments seem to have started a new holy war to add
> to the linux/Windows issue and the serial comma issue
> and the ...
> I can assure you that yes, I do know something about
> beer versus other types of drink. I have spent many,
> many years, many, many dollars, and many, many brain
> cells in researching the subject thoroughly. Here are
> my conclusions:
> With the possible exceptions of Abita Turbo Dog and a
> few other microbrews, American beer is moose water.
> If the container is silver and/or the label includes
> any variation of the word "light," it's moose water.
> When you are hot and thirsty after a hard game or a
> day's work, nothing goes down easier or refreshes you
> more than beer (real beer). It has just enough alcohol
> to help you unwind a little, but not enough to jolt
> you (you don't want another jolt after a day of hot
> work). It makes you feel like you're getting
> rehydrated even though the exact opposite is true,
> because so much of it is water that it fools your
> taste buds at first. It's light enough and low enough
> in alcohol that you can drink large amounts of it and
> drink it in gulps, thing that won't work with harder
> liquor, and that action of downing it in big lots has
> a psychological effect - it makes you feel more
> unwound because that physical action of downing it in
> big batches helps you ground the tensions accumulated
> during the work day.
> (When I talk about drinking beer after work I do so
> from the perspective of having once worked on framing
> crews and oil field service crews and roofing houses.
> After-work beer drinking in those worlds is somewhat
> different from the drinking done in the world of
> slaving over a hot calculator.)
> In the morning, beer is not an optimal choice. What
> you want then is something to give you a little bit of
> a kick and help you wake up a bit better, and beer
> worth drinking is too heavy for that. It also does not
> have a good alcohol to body ratio for morning
> drinking. Something like a tequila sunrise or a mimosa
> or a light sweet wine is good for mornings because you
> get a bit of a boost from the alcohol and you also get
> sugars, which you don't get from beer. It stimulates
> your sense of taste and causes your brain to start
> cranking a little more rapidly. Beer has too much of a
> soporific effect for morning.
> Your mileage may vary.
> --- Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> wrote:
>> Bill Swallow wrote in response to Keith Hood's
>> comments, which were in
>> response to my comments:
>> > But please...beer is for fishing or after football
>> > games. Only healthy drinking in the morning -
>> > and tequila sunrises, something with some vitamin
>> Bah. Spoken like someone who doesn't know beer. ;-)
>> Except...when it's really, really hot outside and
>> you have a Modelo (dark),
>> some ice, a fresh lime, and a margarita glass. You
>> get your vitamin B(eer)
>> and your vitamin C in each refreshing sip. Oh yeah,
>> the ice can be used to
>> chill the glass and discarded, or it can become part
>> of the drink (not
>> recommended...nobody dilutes good beer).
>> This wonderful drink helped us through many 100+
>> degree days when we lived
>> in Albuquerque.
>> Al Geist
>> Technical Communicator, Help, Web Design, Video,
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>> "...I walked to work, quit my job, and kept walking.
>> Better to be a pilgrim
>> without a destination, I figured, than to cross the
>> wrong threshold each
>> day." (Anon.)
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