WHEW! Update: Looks like those nerds at NASA we’re telling it straight – this time! From Space.com: The asteroid 2005 YU55 came within 201,700 miles (324,600 kilometers) of Earth at 6:28 p.m. EST (2328 GMT) Tuesday evening before speeding off into deep space once again at about 29,000 mph (46,700 kph).
As you’ve probably heard, Asteroid YU55 is supposed to give the Earth a close shave this afternoon, but we have nothing to worry about. At least that’s what the experts are saying. But what if they’re only trying to ease our fears and prevent crazy riots before the Asteroid Apocalypse is upon us? Well, just in case, I’ve started to think about which beer I’d like to be sipping as the world gets sent back to the Neolithic period (look it up).
It would have to be something hearty with a nice kick to it. After all, I’m actually kind of fond of the world we live in, and it’s going to be tough to watch it go. Especially the Internet. It’s not like I can blog on a cave wall. I’ll need to be properly anesthetized.
Also, it would have to be expensive and/or rare in order to properly commemorate such a momentous occasion. No off-the-shelf beverages will do to mark the end of civilization. It’s time to dig deep into the cellar.
I’d also probably want something with an ABV of 12 or above to keep me warm as the dust from the impact blots out the sun and freezes the surface of the planet. Nuclear winters are the worst!
Add all this up, and I think I’d go for a 2009 Sam Adams Utopias. It fits all the criteria quite well: It’s especially delicious, packs a wallop, is very rare, and shouldn’t be left for the squirrels – they’re totally in line to take over once we’re out of the way – they’re practically rats that can fly! Anyway, screw the squirrels!
Now all I have to do is get some. I wonder if eBay can get it to me by 6:28pm today…
That’s my pick, what about you?