Posts Tagged ‘for fun’

Top 10 Drinking Songs

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

drinkingsongs1  After yesterday I figured something fun was in order, and I’ve been wanting to do this post for awhile. If your anything like me (and I pity you if you are) then you enjoy hearing a good song about boozing it up. Although this is not a definitive list it is mine. If you disagree then by all means post your 10 favorites in the comments. The only rule is that it has to be a song about drinking, rather then a song you enjoy while drinking.

1) Friends In Low Place – Garth Brooks

I grew up hearing this song, and maybe that’s why it takes number 1. There’s just something about a song that inspires a drunken chorus that’s fun

2) Sittin at a Bar – Rehab

I have no clue why I enjoy this one, but I always have, and probably always will

3) The More I Drink – Blake Shelton

It’s easy to see a little of myself in this song. Whenever I go out to the bar with my sister I promise myself I’ll only have a beer or two. Next thing I know her friends are buying me drinks to try and I’m bumming a smoke or two from her.

4) Family Tradition – Hank Williams Jr.

Another song that is sung in drunken chorus. Just another ole family tradition.

5) One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – George Thorogood and the Destroyers

This song doesn’t need any explanation. It’s just that awesome.

6) Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet

Nothing pairs better with a Corona then this song. In fact it can even make a Corona taste good, and that alone is impressive.

7) I Drink Alone – George Thorogood and the Destroyers

Getting two songs on a top 10 list just shows George knew what went well with booze.

8 ) Watermelon Crawl – Tracy Byrd

Even if it is about wine It’s just a good song.

9) All For Me Grog – The Dubliners

It was hard not to make half this list Irish drinking songs.

10) Solan Der Alte Peter

Anyone who has been to an Oktoberfest has probably sang this song, and even if they didn’t understand it, they loved it.

Green Beer

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

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I plan to get a tap report done on Monday or Tuesday, so check back then.

Just to get it out of the way. This post is neither about young (green) beer, nor is it about that monstrosity that people drink on St. Patrick’s Day to make them feel Irish. It’s about how brewing your own beer can not only be fun, but helpful for the environment. Now I’m not a huge fan boy of the green movement. In fact the word green makes me shudder at times, but when I can do my part to help the earth I will. That being said, homebrewing is not only fun and tasty, but also greener, even at it’s most basic, then buying a sixer from the store. When I started brewing my equipment consisted of a small pot, a funnel, and two 2 ltr Pepsi bottles for fermentors. Even though the beverages that came from this process weren’t the tastiest, they were palatable, fun too make, and fairly green come to think of it. After all, I was saving all that energy that goes into making the glass bottles, the cans, and not to mention the gas used in shipping. Now I’m somewhat of a classier brewer, with a big brew pot, a couple carboys, and a bottling setup. Yet still, all my bottles I use are my empties from when I get a hankering while walking down the beer isle, and when I do make a beer delivery to a friends house it’s on my bike. Brewing is so simple and easy that you can even do it with supplies lying around the house. Have an empty bottle with a resealable lid? What about a funnel? In fact the less “proper” your brew equipment the more like the early American brewers you’ll be, and what patriotic American would thumb their nose at that? So considering this I hereby assert that whoever doesn’t brew and drink their own beer is guilty of polluting the environment, and is unpatriotic. Therefore I say let’s pop open a cold one and have a toast, to patriotism, and saving the earth one beer at a time.