Originally Posted by Beer can
I could bring some Belgian Trappist Dubbels, or maybe a Tripel, brewed in a abbey, by Trappist monks, Orval or Chimay perhaps?
'Bless, O Lord, this creature beer, which thou hast deigned to produce from the fat of grain: that it may be a salutary remedy to the human race, and grant through the invocation of thy holy name; that, whoever shall drink it, may gain health in body and peace in soul. Through Christ our Lord.
And it is sprinkled with holy water.
Just kidding rancher, please don't bite my head off...
I understand your concern, and I actually posted the beer kegs comment as a little bit of a joke, even though I could, I have four stainless 5 gallon soda kegs for homebrew. I bottle sometimes also when I want to give some away, but it is so much easier to just keg it.
I actually don't even drink in public anymore it seems. Family and work is most important to me now days, we have five kids and they all want something, need something, want to go somewhere, play outside, not conducive to drinking...I think I have had a couple beers at a restaurant once in the last three yrs. I save my beers for at night when the day is over, works done, the kids are in bed, and I can actually relax and enjoy them, watching TV, movie, news, puttering in the garage, whatever.
Little history on the Trappist beers, OMG they're goood, but super expensive, Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown brews similar, but they ain't monks. I watched a series of videos with Michael Jackson, the 'Beer Hunter' not the singer, he visited those Monasteries, awesome episode, the 'tuns' beer vats were old wooden open round vats in the cellar, not very sanitary, cob webs hanging all over. They leave the windows open, add no yeast to the wort, wild yeast blows in from the wind and they let God ferment it. They do not profit from the sales, all proceeds go to charity.
Did you know the monks invented Limburger Cheese? They wanted a cheese that was strong enough to stand up to the strength of their beers. When I heard this I had to try it, I love stinky super sharp cheese. I thought it was great, had it plain, and on sour rye with red onions like they do, very good. Then I tried it sober...almost puked, super disgusting, smells like sewer, tastes like...I can't even say...Made with the same bacteria that is responsible for human body odor, it's Limburger killed Mighty Mouse!!
edited to add; Rancher my wife doesn't drink either, so I'm usually on my best behavior