Running List: What Are The Best Drinking Companions?

Sometimes a bright Moon and a quiet patio make for a great drinking companion

Not here to rank these. I don’t want these these to battle. Just here to make a running list of things that are known to be great beer drinking company.

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Humans (a few of them – on an occasional basis)
  • Bottle opener.
  • Phone.
  • A TV series.
  • A movie.
  • A porch with ANY kind of view of anything.
  • Patio (also with a view of any kind of anything).
  • Book.
  • Video game.
  • Any kind of sporting event.
  • Plant life.
  • Pool or any body of water.
  • Bird feeder.
  • Wildlife.
  • The sky.
  • Stars and or The Moon.
  • The sound of crickets (or whatever your local noisy insect is).
  • Rain.
  • A breeze flowing through trees.

I will regularly come back to this list when I have something to add. Feel free to add your own in the comments.

Peaceful drinking to you and your beer. 🍻✌️

Oh, It Was A Corona

This man won’t live to see 30

You’ll have to forgive my post here, I am trying to break out of a writing slump.

With that in mind, I was attempting to think of anything beer-fun I could post to help my slump and for some reason a scene from Point Break popped into my head.

It was a scene from a party and the “Ex-Presidents” were telling surfing stories. I remember one involving beer being flung around but I couldn’t remember if it was generic movie beer or actually a beer.

Let’s see:

Oh okay, it was a Corona, man. Good to know I guess. Hopefully this will free me up to start writing more relevant beer posts again.

By the way, their biggest surf debate is dated. It is now, definitively, Nazare: in Portugal:

The Golden Hour of Beer Drinking

The Golden Hour of drinking and photography, combined

I don’t think it’s talked about enough: A good beer buzz.

Maybe you are a normal fuck. You don’t need beer or pot to open up an environment for you to act like a normal person.

Sadly (or not), I need a beer or two to actually enjoy things. To think like a norm.

That came out wrong; I enjoy things without beer. I am not THAT bad off. But my anxiety filled mind quiets down a bit after a good beer or two.

The right music and a second beer in? I am usually feeling pretty good. A nice buzz, man. That’s what I like, what I need. It’s a big part of why I like beer.

That’s the “Golden Hour” in beer drinking. For filmmakers it’s that last hour of light, when everything looks magical on film.

For beer drinking it’s that buzz after two beers. It doesn’t last long, maybe an hour – one foot in reality, awake and still making good decisions, one foot into a mind altered state where everything is kinda fun.

I am not afraid to admit it. A nice little buzz is what I look for most drinking sessions. I like it. It’s nice. It should be enjoyed and talked about more often.

Cheers to a nice buzz! 🍻🎉