September 28th, 2010

One of the things I do not understand in this country, and forgive me if this sounds un-American, is Budweiser. And Bud-Lite, and Coors, and Miller’s Hi-Life, and Pabst Blue Ribbon, and a few others I could think of if it were worth trying. I’m sure you’ve gotten the category I mean to describe. All of that watery, pale-yellow, bitter nothingness that get passed off as beer in our homeland makes up one of the big roadblocks to patriotism for me. I can understand it as the high school kids’ beverage of choice, as it’s cheap and the alcohol content is low enough that young experimenters can drink lots and lots and lots of it and only rarely will someone end up in the hospital. But grown men and women continuing to act as if this were a legitimate beverage choice is just not something that makes sense to me. The world is too big, there are too many interesting things, both complex and simple, to choose to put into your mouth. How is it that Budweiser doesn’t just survive, but thrives?.

If you, my reader, are with me on this, if you don’t get it either, then I have an announcement that may make you happy.

And if you’re not with me, if you are perhaps even offended that I would slander something that’s been a part of your life for so long, I apologize, but I also really believe that what I’m about to share with you will make your life better.

This hotel will, from now on, feature a different micro-brewed beer every month. That means that every month we’ll have a new beer, crafted with the same love and attention as each of the wines we serve, to offer you. No pressure. We’ll still keep the old stuff stocked too. But, just in case you ever wondered if there was something more out there, if somewhere deep in your private fantasies you questioned this choice that you’ve been making for so many years, we’re offering you a chance to look around a little bit. It’s even free.

This is my kind of activism, by the way. In sharing this with you, I feel that I’m doing my part to make our great nation even greater.

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