Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Beer Journal #1: I Become Serious About Beer


A couple of years ago, I began a new hobby. I had been drinking wine in the evening due to the health benefits promised. Soon, I put more value on the relaxation offered than health issues. I'm unsure how it happened but I came to my senses and begin drinking beer. As I enjoyed beer, I examined the labels of the beer bottles. They are often quite entertaining. Appreciation of the labels is what propelled me forward to my hobby of drinking a new-to-me beer, or two, every day.

With craft beer breweries popping up all over the country and the resulting flood of new and unique beers, many grocery and liquor stores are selling single bottles of beer so consumers can try a beer without buying a six-pack or case. Of course, that worked for me.        

Over time, I accumulated quite a collection of beer bottles that I gathered on our screen porch. I was intrigued by the labels so I kept the bottles. 

I soon realized that I'd be buried in beer bottles if I didn't do something different. I cherished the labels but not the bottles. I found the product, "Label Lift" online and ordered it. It worked. Soon I was removing the labels and tossing the bottles, a very good thing on many levels.   

5 comments:

Gullible said...

I have a friend who keeps a small journal of the wines he tastes. Same idea, I guess. And PACIFICO! That's what I have in Mexico. I like it.

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

GULLY: My niece mentioned that she likes Pacifico too, especially when she's on the beach on vacation possibly also in Mexico.

Cap Chastain said...

Get serious about beer ? How about .. Get Serious Shaddy .. written with a giggle .. Cap and Patti ..

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

CAP & PATTI: I can't get serious, it's not in my nature!!!!! Giggle, giggle and a smile. :)

Cap Chastain said...

You make the two of us .. JUST SMILE AND SMILE AGAIN .. Cap and Patti ..