This Beer Reminds Me

27 Jul

Reason number 657 that I love beer: it brings back memories. I think we all have a story or two of “The first time I had…”or “I remember when drank…” I had a Stone Smoked Porter on Sunday at Bar Pink. Although I was using it as a little hair of the dog from the night before, as soon as I had my first sip I immediately was sent back to a few months ago to the first time that I ever had that beer. My parents had come to town for a visit to check out my new apartment and explore North Park. While my mom was napping, my dad (who I get some of my better vices from) wanted to go check out a bar I had mentioned earlier. So, we head out, round the corner and park it at the bar at Bar Pink. Now its about 3 in the afternoon on a Friday; so it’s just us, the bartender, and two regulars. Perusing the tap list, we went “Oooh! Smoked Porter!” at the same time. Pint in hand, a quick clink, and the first taste. To quote Frank the Tank, “Once it hits your lips, it’s so good!” We were both kind of awed, chatted about all of the fun tastes happening, and relaxed into the beginning of our vacation. As we sat there and enjoyed a few more pints, I had one of the best times I’ve ever had with my dad. There was a terrible old movie playing that we MST3K’d, and chatted about random things. We rarely spend solo time together, and it was really nice to just be relaxed and goofy with my pops for a few hours. So, every time I have a Stone Smoked Porter I think “The first time I had this beer, I had an amazing afternoon with my dad in the dive bar around the corner.”

What’s your favorite beer memory?

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