Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Beer week in Philly!!

I have a kegerator in my basement and my handy dandy wife built a bar complete with a beer tap to accommodate our thirsty needs. I like mostly micro-brews and higher quality beers. Call me snooty but Bud and Coors Light just don't cut the mustard and I would only consider drinking the stuff if my wife divorced me and I had nothing else to drink to get drunk to drown my sorrows.

So imagine my excitement levels when I discovered that soon there will be a beer festival in Philadelphia!! My excitement levels are already elevated from playing poker and Wii in the last few days. I might have to get Ben Gay to soothe my cheek muscles from smiling so damn much lately.

I'm going to have to come up with a really good excuse for missing 10 days of work. Although, I suppose, the work part is easy, as I can always fake a pulmonary embolism. The wife is another story- as she'll smell the beer on me and get jealous and want to escape herself. It's times like these when I wish that the children had an off button and you could store them safely in the closet while you go out having fun and sinning.

Nonetheless, when there's a will there's a way of fooling yourself into thinking that you deserve to go out and have fun and shirk adult responsibilities. Please excuse me while I go to post an ad on craigslist for an O-neg type liver as I'm sure mine won't be any good soon.


Nicole said...

Did you go to Newtown Brewfest in the fall? AWESOME! You should look into it for this year - my favorite was Bell's Batch 8000 (of course limited edition, never to be found again). Rob gave up BEER for lent?!?!?! or I would be there at the craft brew fest in Philly.

Brian said...

If I recall at the time I had other things and couldn't go. Sounds like I missed a really good time.

Give up beer for lent- and you wonder why I'm athiest?