I’m very much a beer fan to the point where I had to cut back because I was gaining a gut and didn’t have the time or energy to go run it off (so…. I switched to gin and burbon depending on the temp outside and the mood of the night). I took a substance abuse class that was required by school and felt bad because not only was I bartending, but I advocate being able to drink in moderation. Most of my clientele were professionals who work hard and play just as hard. It seemed the norm to me that to be able to function properly in this adult world, you had to learn how to drink or at least attend social functions with alcohol. Now I work in a liquor store which is akin to being a dope dealer to some. I don’t usually handle drunks, and people take their liquor home to enjoy on their own terms. Although people are doing damage to their bodies, my say is that unless it’s a problem and as long as you’re not bothering anyone… do as you please.
I’m not going any further than that. It can be a long, drawn out discussion.
The guys I work with, while being absolutely hilarious, are big beer guys. Since I started this blog, I figured I’d diverge every now and then and accumulate some info on what I drink when I’m writing. It helps with the creative process, for me. Loosens me up, keeps me from thinking too hard about what I’m writing/drawing and just lets it flow. I haven’t been able to do that since I started art school and every line and every mark was overanalyzed to oblivion.
That being said. Meet In-Heat Wheat. It’s a hefewizen, which I don’t always usually do. It’s a little light for my tastes, but it’s a great summer beer. The artwork is the familiar fantastic work of Ralph Steadman. Check out the website. I forewarn, I have no real sense of smell therefore I have a piss poor sense of taste. It’s citrus is enough for me to pick up. If you want more reviews, I’ll direct you to some other beer snobs to do that for me at BeerAdvocate. Just click on “In-Heat Wheat” for more details.