a week in I bought some beer thinking I’d quit for two weeks and just pick it up again. now it’s been a calendar month, and I feel fine with continuing not to drink… except that (expensive) beer is going to go bad. A while back I did a bunch of experiments with aging beer for various lengths of time, different beer types. Came to a pretty clear understanding that unless the beer is brewed specifically to be aged for a certain amount of time, it’s best fresh, and it’s gross after a year. Stone brewing makes an IPA that’s supposed to be aged for a year, and it works great – aging actually improves the taste. But two years and it’s gross.
in honor of today’s GSA sale going fairly well, I’m having some beer tonight. The online auction provider went down today, apparently for at least northern california, and that delayed everything, but we ended up running the sale without them. Totally not our fault.