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Thursday, May 8, 2008
The Purpose of Bad Beer

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts,

- Shakespeare

BOAM (Brother of Anonymous Mike) sent me a list of the 10 Worst Beers and man are they bad.

However I have come not to judge such beers but to praise them for they too bring some good to our world and not merely to separate the sheep from the goats.

As many of you know, I like good beer. As some of you know I like to drink alot of good beer. I may not be as much of an expert as say the Indomitable Thomas but I can hold my own as both a brewer and taster. So I say to you that even bad beer, even drainage fodder, has a part to play.

First allow me to recount a bit from my personal history....

Years ago while I was but a wee undergrad I accompanied my roommate as he visited some friends in the Upper New York State badlands. On a Friday afternoon in Syracuse, I accompanied said roommate and his friends to buy that night's beer supply. They picked as their beer of choice the most vile beverage known to man, of which its only virtue was that it was $3.99 a case. I tried to supply the money to upgrade the beer but was refused. We immediately departed to an apartment to consume.

After a few hours, I was still trying to choke down my first beer while the others in my party were into their sixth or seventh. All of the sudden the call went out for a cross-state road trip but who was still sober enough to drive? That would be me, the only person who couldn't drink the sewer water... which meant I was the designated driver for the remainder of the night.

So there you go, the purpose of bad beer... to stick some poor sucker with the role of the night's designated driver.