So there I was, in Austin loading up on a bus getting ready to roll out to Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas for the annual Jerry Jeff Walker Birthday Bash. So I knew I was up against the wall redneck mother when it came to a better beer selection in Gruene. Pretty much what you get is the generic BMC products, Lone Star and Shiner.


I knew that I was in for a Shiner and Miller kind of night, especially since my consumption day began at 11am. Not to mention that Bud Light sucks and excessive Budweiser results in a super bad hangover. Jerry Jeff's B-day bash day would result in a 15 beer kind of day, and I knew that going in.

I often find myself in these kind of situations and wonder if other who have a taste for finer fermented beverages live through this as well. It has to happen, I can't be alone, but I feel like it sometimes.

A primary reason that I tolerate these types of situations is because I want to have a good time with friends and family. A secondary reason is that if I have crappy beers I can pretty much drink for a long time, if I drink good beers it's only for a few hours. Those craft, full-flavored brews pack a punch and can result in a buzz that results in me passing out very quickly.

So what's your take, what would you do? Holla at cha boy.

Beverage consumption choices are many, and sometimes you just have to drink bottled horse urine because of poor selection. Fear not though, hopefully no one will judge you negatively.

4 comments
  1. J.R. Ewing April 25, 2009 at 9:50 PM  

    I vote 15. I seem to be okay with Shiner or St. Arnold w/ no hangover. I have been known to lean on Miller Lite for that extra innings drinking situation (i.e. done with the 12 pack and proceeding on) to save myself.

  2. SirRon April 25, 2009 at 10:57 PM  

    I drink hard. I drink long and hard.

  3. Cheese April 26, 2009 at 5:24 PM  

    I don't like the way you get after 15 beers.

  4. Tim Riggins April 26, 2009 at 5:25 PM  

    I have 15 beers for breakfast.