Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Official Beer of the 81st Texas Legislature

(This was originally published on The Austin Chronicle's "Newsdesk" blog. If you're not from Texas and/or you don't follow Texas politics, you're probably not going to get the joke.)

If we were to have an official brew for the 81st session of the Texas Legislature, I'd nominate Old Chub Scottish Ale, for obvious reasons. Somehow, though, I suspect it wouldn't gain passage – aside from the fact that this beer comes from Colorado's Oskar Blues Brewery, and not a Texas beermaker, there's the additional problem that it might leave a bitter taste in Republicans' mouths. Too bad, it's a mighty tasty beer.

But be careful with this stuff: It's 8% alcohol, strong enough to knock out an entire session's worth of bills.

You'll need photo ID to buy it. Or two forms of non-photo ID.

1 comment:

Jeffrey said...

I just thought our state preferred not to collect tax on local breweries (and restrict their ability to sell), and instead wanted distributors to push Colorado beers and let that state collect the taxes.

Whew. I'm out of breath.