Monday, January 19, 2009

What I'll Be Drinking on Inauguration Day

Despite being a professional political reporter, I try to keep politics off of this blog and welcome beer lovers of all persuasions. But I'll be blunt about my leanings in this post: I think the past eight years have been a nightmare.

On Tuesday, I'll be celebrating, and I'll be doing it with the brew pictured to the right: Avery's Ale to the Chief.

The bottle label says:
"Ale to the Chief! We the Brewers of Avery Brewing Company, in order to form a more perfect ale, require new leadership that can liberate us from our quagmires in foreign lands; embrace environmentally sound energy alternatives to imported oil; heal our ailing healthcare system; free us from tyrannical debt and resurrect the collapsing dollar. We hereby pledge to provide him with an ample amount of our Presidential Pale Ale to support in the struggle for the aforementioned goals! Hail to the New Chief!"
And thanks to the Flying Saucer, I'll be drinking it from this:

16 comments:

Chris Troutman said...

Good call. I stumbled upon the Ale to the Chief a few weeks back and was very pleased by the folks at Avery. I may copy your idea.
You don't know that is on draft anywhere in Austin?

Lee said...

If it's available on draft, I haven't heard about it. I suspect the biggest sales point is the novelty of the bottle, much like the Oklahoma Suks beer released every October by Independence.

The American Don said...

I think we all ahve the same idea. We got a bottle of Ale to the Chief, and we will also be drinking out of our Obama glasses from the Sauce.

Mean Rachel said...

This post made me laugh.
I'll raise a glass.

Where are you watching the big event? @home?

Lee said...

Yeah, probably watching at home. I'd love to get out and revel with some of my fellow pinko commies, but I actually have a lot of work I need to get done before the Senate goes back into session next week.

War Horse said...

Hmmm, I haven't seen this brew around town yet. I'll have to hit Central Market and Whole Foods to see if I can track it down. If I can't find some, then I'll just toast in the day with some Shiner 100.

Lee said...

I've seen it at both Grape Vine and Hyde Park Market. (I bought mine at the latter.)

Machuca said...

We are moving in to our new apt today, right down the street from Hyde Park Market. I think I'll be stoppin in.

Lee said...

Careful, Machuca — take only a limited amount of cash. If you take your debit card, you may emerge feeling like a gambling addict leaving the casino.

War Horse said...

Well crap, I couldn't find it. Oh well, Shiner it is. Prost!

Lee said...

Sorry you didn't get any, War Horse. It was delicious! And not just because of what was happening on my TV.

Lee said...

But it was also 8.75%. Uf. Now I have to try to start working again.

Lee said...

I just ran out to look for another of these, and as of mid-afternoon on Inauguration Day, Hyde Park Market (45th & Duval) still has several bottles. Didn't see any at Grape Vine or Spec's.

pete in nb said...

I can't begin to describe the joy and pride I feel at what has taken place. I know it's a beer blog so I won't go on and on.

I couldn't drink any beer while watching the grand event, as I had a hangover from my son's birthday party the night before.

Lee said...

"I had a hangover from my son's birthday party the night before."

LOL. Pete, you're my kind of guy.

bobbrew said...

Found myself drinking a special Oaked Stone product during the event. Felt like getting legally Stoned was appropriate. We'll see.