Is Beer Divinely Inspired??

When you Google “A Match Made in Heaven”  this picture comes up.  And it got me thinking, is beer Divinely Inspired?  We are in the season of Lent right now.  Sometimes Lent is called Holy Season.  One thing the Christian Holy Season lets us do is reflect.  Reflect on our lives, the people who are important to us, and those things that make a good life.  Like I have said many times before I am still relatively new on my journey into the world of craft beer, but one thing is for certain, there is a lot of passion, fellowship, and friendships that have come as a result of exploring this world.  So, my question is not to be taken in jest, or lightly, but meant as an opportunity to reflect on what Beer, or Whiskey, has meant to you in a larger sense.

When Jim and I first started this blog I began my education by going to many Bourbon and Whiskey blog sites and forums.  One inparticular I like a lot is www.bourbonenthusiast.com.  Bourbon Enthusiast is a great web forum to discuss all things bourbon, and as I was learning about all the great things there was to know about Whiskey, I realized I have a very limited selection here in Idaho as it is a control state and a board decides what liquor can be bought or sold within the state.  This leads to higher prices and less selection.  As I was pining about this problem, out of the blue one of the forum members sent me a bottle of Old Fitzgerald Bourbon, because he said life is too short not to be able to enjoy good bourbon.  I know there are a lot of similar stories out there of kindness and generosity that have been spawned from our relationships with craft beer and whiskey.

So here is an opportunity to reflect and share your stories.  Let me know when you had an opportunity to meet some of the people that you might correspond with on a day to day basis and it was great.  Let us know about the kind and generous acts that have come as a result of this online world.  Now’s our chance to remember and thank those that have been kind or good to us along the way in our journey.

I know, I know the Bud is a little overt here but you get the point.

-Don

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6 Comments on “Is Beer Divinely Inspired??”

  1. March 16, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    I took the kids sledding a couple of weeks ago, and we met up with a couple of my daughter’s little friends from Montessori school. As the kids whooshed down the hill, the adults were chit chatting, trying to find common ground. Well, when I mentioned that I was poised to take my first stab at homebrewing, a couple of the moms’ faces lit up.

    Turns out that they (along with their husbands) are serious homebrewers who are working to open a brewery. As a matter of fact, they were there sledding instead of brewing because a snow-related power outage had scuttled their brew day.

    Then it got even better – they invited our family to join them for a tasting next week, where they’ll be sharing a selection if IPA’s they’re perfecting. I later wound up on the phone with one of the husbands and started talking beer and brewing, and he helped me figure out a couple things about my own brew day. Neat, right?

    We’ll see where it leads, but so far these guys seem very cool and they brew all grain. What could be better? I probably would have never connected with these folks if it weren’t for beer. So maybe you’re on to something here, Don.

    • Don
      March 16, 2010 at 10:24 am #

      Great Story Jim. I think we can all find these types of stories because of Beer or Whiskey. I can’t tell you how many times I wasn’t real close to a parent on my kid’s basketball or football team, until we started talking beer, or we ran into each other at the local bar. It is a great way to break the ice with people.

    • March 16, 2010 at 10:38 am #

      Yeah, the fact that these people brewed and I was talking about brewing felt a little fateful. I mean what are the chances? The first time I tell anyone I’m going to brew and they happen to be big into brewing? I can’t wait to see their setup – they’re doing all grain and have a “beer sculpture.”

      • Don
        March 16, 2010 at 10:55 am #

        Sounds like it might have been a little more than fate, but perhaps a little bit of Divine intervention…

  2. March 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Great post…I’m gonna chew on it and respond more later…I don’t want to do disservice at work!

    • Don
      March 17, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

      I thought I might get you with this one. Certainly there are a lot of biblical references where beer is concerned, even your own site! I’m very interested in your perspective.

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