This Weekend I Drank A Lot
…and I can say that now because it’s legal.
No but seriously, that ish was flowing all weekend (sorry, dad).
Friday night I discovered the magic that is peanut butter and oreos, while drinking beer (with FRIENDS, not alone, oh gosh glad I clarified before y’all questioned). This was especially appalling, the realization not the combination, because The Parent Trap is only like, MY FAVORITE MOVIE. A movie in which Lindsay Lohan 1 and Lindsay Lohan 2 initially bond over their love of this snack.
Saturday the stars aligned and I was able to see the majority of my old camp friends who now live scattered about the city. We went to brunch at Arte Cafe on the Upper West Side, which was a nice change of scenery for me. This place had an unlimited drink special, which hey, I wasn’t mad at. We took full advantage of it.
Us ‘n stuff
Then I spent the rest of the afternoon napping. Life is cool when you don’t have commitments like homework, ya know? I always felt so guilty at school when I would have fun because it was like, I could/should be doing work… even if I didn’t have any! College, man.
Post napping, Saturday night, a group of us went to my first ever biergarten (outside of Germany) in Brooklyn. The space was huge, the beers were huge, and the food tasted like home. Why isn’t life one big biergarten? Things to ponder…
with Julia & Steph. We were the only ones who got the side bang memo.
Emily & Alice.
This was the medium sized beer, 1 liter.
On Sunday, Julia Alice & I went back to BK and toured the Brooklyn Brewery and got to
taste drink the many varieties- Pilsner, Lager, Weisse, EIPA, one made with maple syrup, one made with lemon and another made with honey (the names escape me).
How we knew we’d fit in great
Quadruple fisting, #GetAtMe. No but this was tough for me… you can’t tweet when your hands are full of beer.
The tour lasted about 30 minutes and it was less of a tour and more of a guy telling us the history of the brewery while we stood in the main part. It was quite interesting actually, some things I learned include: the man who designed their logo get free beer for life.. it’s literally in his contract, in the earlier years the brewery was often blackmailed by the mafia (yes, the mafia), all of their bottled beers are brewed and packaged up in Utica and because of this there are noticeable taste differences in their Brown ale on tap and in bottles, the water they use to make their beer is straight tap water NO FILTERZ ALLOWED, they once made a bacon infused brew (it was bad), darker beers are brewed for up to 8 months while pale ales are only brewed for 2-3 weeks.
Spotted with my college-trained eyes: kegs in the corner.
So there isn’t any “beer tasting” there, PSHT, we need the whole thing. So the brewery sells tokens for you to get one 12 oz. beer. We bought 10 together, it was great. Beer is great. The environment outside the tour area is really relaxed, I’m talking picnic tables, quality music. We/I ended up making friends with our across-the-table neighbors. So much so that they stroked my cashmere sweater (thanks, dad… it’s yours) without warning, I ain’t mad.
Next stop: roof-top bars, weather pending.