Monday, September 1, 2008


Every self respecting beer lover has a favorite beer. And each of those people have a session beer. A beer that they tend to drink on a regular basis when they just want a beer. According to www., "The purpose of a session beer is to allow a beer drinker to have multiple beers, within a reasonable time period or session, without overwhelming the senses or reaching inappropriate levels of intoxication". For me, that beer is Tennent's.

If I asked most people to name a beer from Scotland, I'm sure the first would be Guinness, followed by Harp, Harpoon, or Smithwick's (pronounced "Smid-ick's). Now these are fine examples of brew from the land of funny accents and bagpipes. However, all those beers are from Ireland.

As irony would have it, the first time i had a Tennent's was in an Irish pub. After a few pints of Harp and Guinness, I ordered a Tennent's. Wow, this really was a different beer. The first thing I noticed was a slight hint of honey. Before I knew it, I finished it. Now this was a good beer. So I ordered another one, and then a round for my friends. We were hooked!

I'm sure I don't have to explain to everyone that beer in a bottle doesn't taste like beer from a tap. But damn, Tennent's is good from just about anything. If it came in a plastic baby bottle, I would drink it and enjoy every minute of it. I find myself having a minor panic attack when I take that last bottle out of my beer fridge. Then I can't even begin to describe the pure euphoria I get when I find a lone bottle tucked in the back behind the bottle of Fuller's.

So as I sit here and finish off my last bottle, I think "WWWWD". What Would William Wallace Do? I bet it would go something like this.

"You've come to drink as free men, and free men you are. What would you do without Tennent's? Will you drink? Drink, and you may die. Drink, and you will live, at least for a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade all of this for a chance, just one chance to tell our enemies, that they may take our lives, but they will never take away, our Tennent's"!

1 comment:

Practically Joe said...

This is very clever post.
I enjoyed it.