…is poking fun at Jim’s expense, of course! So, above is a picture of Jim’s new car. Spankin’ new is a matter of fact. Looks like little brother is hitting that “Mid-Life Crisis” stage where he buys something fun and completely impractical! Jim and I have been texting back and forth about which car he should buy. He’s had the itch ever since his wife bought a new car about 4 months ago, and I know my little brother when he gets that itch the only thing that will scratch it for him is to get his new toy. I guess I just expected it to be a little …hmmm…less toy like?
So like I said we have been discussing what car he should get, and he had settled on the VW CC as his new ride. Sophisticated and elegant with sleek lines and great giddy up. Here is a picture of that car.
This is a very respectable car that you would expect a marketing guy (newly in his 40s) to drive. Makes sense and for someone that has two kids it looks like that would be a reasonable automobile, part sport for Dad, part family car for family. But no, my brother goes out and buys a clown car Mini Cooper Convertible. I was wondering why he got a convertible, then I realized that Jim is 6’6″ so it makes sense, it needs to be a convertible so he can actually fit in the thing. That’s gonna be hell when it rains!
So my question to you is what kind of beer would a guy who drives a convertible mini drink? Here is my logic and the beer I have chosen. First of all, the Mini is designed by BMW, so it is German in origin but manufactured in England. So it is kind of a poser. Thus I began to think of what craft brew is a poser kind of beer? It has to be a lager, since all the bigs make fizzy yellow lagers, and some contract brew like BMW is doing with Mini. Second it is a convertible, so it has to evoke sun and fun. I thought about Longboard Lager, but that still has too much flavor, no a guy that drives a convertible mini that is designed by BMW then contract constructed in the old Mini plant needs less flavor. There is a perfect beer for a guy that drives this rig, it is Landshark Lager. It is light and has little taste, has the moniker of Margaritaville Brewing, but is actually brewed by…wait for it… Anheuser-Busch!
What kind of beer should Jim drink based on his car purchase? Let Jim (and me) know in the comments!