Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Pats Night, or how to make/drink green beer

I couldn't do this at the shop cause I had no time today, (he he heh) but now I can! (since I'm not getting too crazy and staying in for the night) You're right, not much to do with surfing or the shop. Except that it is one of America's most popular and very important Holidays! A day committed to drinking GREEN BEER, ALL DAY LONG! I've heard it means something else, but not so much here in our most wonderful country! First off, the night before, eat something healthy, like this giant plate of asparagus raviolis accompanied by no less than one whole zucchini, one whole carrot, one whole orange bell pepper, some fresh chopped garlic, and a wink of good luck. This should help with any Irish car bombs, shots of whiskey, many green beers, or the fact that you started drinking at SIX in the morning, maybe.Next you will need beer. I suggest a light colored beer. I think most bars use Bud Light or something equally as cheap and yellow. Now this choice is not Irish at all, but if you do yer research, neither is this Holiday in this darn country! We R USA, we do what we want! I almost went for Bud, but thought Stella would be equally appropriate, being yellow in color, and not from Ireland! Plus it's almost my birthday so I figured I deserved the better taste and quality. I know some of you would argue that point, but this is about surfing, so just hold yer horses.Next up, you'll need some food coloring. I suggest green. Since this is the ultra modern world of technology, science, and fashion, they now offer different shades of green. Or maybe you are an aspiring artist, and would like to mix your own color, just like them fancy resin tints on dem dare surfin' boards. You know how they say these days, in total political correct-ness, "Just keep it green, bro." I got NEON green. It wasn't liquid, like that guy said. More like a paste, toothpaste? So mixing it into the beer was a bit of a hassle. I did not ruin a beer trying to stir it in. I accepted the challenge, and made a premix solution, therefore not harming any fresh bubbly beer. (thankyou) After you have made your premix (if needed) pour either before, with, or after the beer. I chose with the beer, so as not to further agitate the already unstoked beer, due to its origin changing it was about to face.

Here you get a glimpse of the green premix about to forever change the life of this not even Irish Brew. Oh the horror!

And here it is, the finished product! So beautiful on this day of Americanized Irish Holiday! Completely ready to be enjoyed by some confused soul who thinks he is actually part of something big! In this case, that would be me.

Oh the horror! A Belgian Beer disguised as Irish, shot against a Mexican Flag surfboard by an Englishman!

Such Glory in it's Green-ness!

Still looks good after it's used! Happy St. Pats!
Disclaimer: this should have been posted the previous night. Or at least the morning of. Posted and Photographed are entirely different. You decide.......

St. Patrick's No Post Day

Happy Green Day! No, not the band. Today is kind of a no post day. Short staffed so I don't have time for photos or funniness, strictly business. No post day's are lame, sorry. Strike 2!