Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Musings on Days of Beer

Over at his "Musings" blog, Sage has a review of Days of Beer and a short essay on his own drinking experiences. His were a bit different from mine. Check it out HERE

Hope your week is going well. Mine has been far too busy so far.

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15 comments:

sage said...

Thanks for the "shout-out"

pattinase (abbott) said...

Loved the book and here is mine. I never had a drink until I was 48 and in France. Now I have one everyday. I am glad I didn't start earlier. And I just learned to drink beer this year. A revelation.

Randy Johnson said...

Like Sage, I was a latecomer to beer. I had that same revelation about the hard stuff and went that direction.

I think I was twenty-seven before I ever drank a beer and never indulged that much.

I could tell some stories about liquor, especially tequila and vodka.

Deka Black said...

Mine? A hell of do almost nothing thaks to aincredible headache!

Charles Gramlich said...

Sage, thanks for the review and commentary, man.

Patti, I kind of stopped drinking or at least slowed way down when I hit 48.

Randy, I'd listen to those stories, man. I've got a couple of vodka stories for sure.

Deka, I used to never get head aches. I do a bit more these days.

Oscar said...

Thanks for the link, Charles. I got quite a chuckle out of the review and article. I've drank my share or Kirin beer in Japan, even going through the factory and drinking it free. Hell, beer is beer. Rolling rock was good. Then there was all the popular beers, PBR, Falstaff, Bud, Coors, what have you. I think the worst tasting was the French beer, couldn't take much of that. I drank a lot of Scotch, too, Glen Fiddich, Glen Livet, Johnnie Walker Red or Black, White Horse, and a whole lot of Cutty Sark, and a fair amount of wine, cognac, and rum. If I could remember half of the high times, it would fill a big book.

Charles Gramlich said...

Oscar, therein you have the issue when writing such a book, remembering what went on. That's probably why most of mine is about my 'younger' days, when I had a memory.

Cloudia said...

thanks for checking in!


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Prashant C. Trikannad said...

I enjoyed reading Sage's review of DAYS OF BEER, especially the part about too much beer having too many consequences (I thought only hard liquor did that), as well as his own days of beer. So many beer brands. I wonder how many stories have been told, deals struck, fights broken out...over a (harmless?) glass of beer. I suppose people everywhere will have their own unique beer story to tell.

oceangirl said...

Busy is good, hope the rest of the week is good too, off to Sage's.

Charles Gramlich said...

Cloudia, thumbs up!

Prashant, maybe my next effort should be to collect other folks' beer stories. That's an idea.

Oceangirl, thanks. I appreciate it.

BernardL said...

I laughed my way through the first part of Days of Beer last night. I will never forget the Touborg Sanction. :)

ivan said...

Excellent writing, of course!

And I see Randy Johnson has his review up for your "In the Language of Scorpions."

My first thought on "Musing of Days of Beer, (from an old wino), was, "Geez, I spill more than you guys can drink."

But now going from doctor to doctor, I wonder how smart-ass that was. :)

Anyway, congratulations.

Ein Prosit!

Charles Gramlich said...

Bernardl, one member of my writing group who read that part told me I had to change the title. He didn't like The Tuborg Sanction." Fortunately I didn't listen!

Ivan, I used to be a pretty good beer drinker. Been a while though.

laughingwolf said...

gonna look, now...