Saturday, December 13, 2008

An ode to beer.


I'm writing this from The Fam's living room in the wonderful state of Maryland.

I'm here because it's the grandma's 100th birthday party tonight and as the only grandchild (on both sides) I'm part of her surprise. I'm a little nervous that my presence might cause her to have a heart attack, and therefore cause me a lifetime of bad karma. But here's hoping ...

Anyway, since USAir hates me, my flight was delayed for a few hours in Philadelphia. So I spent some quality time in the overpriced F Terminal bar drinking (wait for it...) YUENGLING!

Yuengling (pronounced Ying-Ling) is fucking awesome. There's no other way to describe it. It's America's oldest brewery and its hoppy nectar is brewed in Pennsylvania is only available in 10 states along the Eastern Seaboard. This makes me tremendously sad.

But its scarcity in Chicago _ or everywhere else in the U.S. _ makes Yuengling all that more special when I come back home.

So, take it from me ... if you're in the Mid-Atlantic, saddle up to a bar and have a pint. You'll thank me later.

5 comments:

The Modern Gal said...

Ok, I love that you have the logo posted and you still can't spell it :)

Did you know we have it in Tennessee now? It's all over Knoxville.

Have fun! If your presence caused a happy heart attack, I can't see why that would bring you bad karma.

Melaina25 said...

Colin f-ing LOVES Yuengling.

Noodles said...

Bah. Whatever. Let's blame the Yuengling on the typos, which have since been ammended. :-)

Now, let's start a campaign to bring this lovely beer to the rest of the world. :-)

Currer Bell said...

I can confirm that it is now being sold in Atlanta AND Chattanooga grocery stores now. We buy it quite often, since the boy is from Pa.

Sarah said...

My family is from Western NY/PA and they LOVE Yuengling! Glad you were able to have some on your trip home.
Love your great aunt's sewing kit too!