animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

what would brian do?

Evidently the answer is “drink all of the beer.”

This evening, I was raiding my wine bottle supply in order to find a few cases of empties. This Friday, we are hoping to bottle my last two batches of wine for the year. I found just enough so I am in good shape for the pending event.

While going through all of the boxes in our storage area, I happened upon some bottles of beer that Brian made (last year, perhaps?). One of the cases (12, 20-ounce bottles) was one of the better batches he’s made–oatmeal stout. So, he was pretty excited about my find. Apparently all of the excitement muddled his brain (or maybe it was the hockey puck he took to the noggin last Friday), because the conversation we had went something like this:

Brian: “This is great. I’ll have to put two in the fridge and try them out and make sure they’re still drinkable.”
Angela: “Yeah, I can’t remember exactly when you made that beer. But, since it’s a stout, it’ll probably still be ok.”
Brian: “We’ll be able to drink this at practice on Saturday. It’s too bad John’s not drinking beer right now because I don’t know how Shawn and I are ever going to be able to drink all of this in one night.”
Angela: “So, what you’re trying to say is that Saturday is the last time you’re ever going to have practice? You won’t be able to drink some of the beer this Saturday, and say, some of the beer the following Saturday?”
Brian (with a look of dawning realization on his face): “Oh, right…”

So, if you ever find yourself questioning what to do with your alcohol supply, just ask yourself, WWBD?