Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Running with beer

I'd like to call attention to

I just became aware of these folks and i think it's a great idea.

They seek to "combine responsible running with responsible drinking in the interest of science."

Their Mission: The primary mission is to test the results of a scientific research study conducted by Manuel J Castillo-Garzon, MD, PhD, Professor of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, at the University of Granada. The study said it is better to drink beer rather than water after a long run. (FINE PRINT: until this is proven, we encourage proper water hydration while running)

Beyond this important work, other goals are:

1) to encourage people to exercise by running (or walking)

2) to provide friendly camaraderie for all who hate to exercise

3) to promote the responsible enjoyment of QUALITY beer

4) to support local tavern owners and breweries; and to promote a ban on spandex.

This is nothing new to Bryan over at the Brew Lounge who organized the Philly Beer Run during Philly Beer week.

Anyways I think its long overdue that we change the misconception that all beer drinkers (and brewers for that matter) are fat or unhealthy. In many cases the opposite is true.

I may have to join on a run or two. I frequently go running on the trails through Wissahickon Park and have found that after coming home and re-hydrating with a pint or two of water or gatorade the best way to cool down, recover, and relax is with a couple of Kenzinger's on my back porch. It drinks pretty good!

And if you're some sort of neo-prohibitionist weirdo who is also a runner and thinks I'm full of it ... I'll race ya.

Fleur de Lehigh released

Hello all. Just a quick note as promised ...

The Fleur de Lehigh as we've named the aforementioned brew has been delivered to the following fine establishments for your enjoyment. It won't be lasting long so get it while you can.

In no particular order: Standard Tap, Devil's Den, The Grey Lodge, Khyber, P.O.P.E., Memphis Taproom, Dive X2, London Grill, Abbaye, Lost Bar, Brownies, 700, McMenamin's, Good Dog, Bridgids, Teresa's Next Door.

If I missed any I apologize.

Also, I forgot to mention in the last post - This elaborate beer is brewed with a mixed yeast culture. This means you get two for the price of one! A clean American ale yeast and a funky Belgian yeast working together.