I Drink, Therefore I Run…

A friend of mine re-tweeted an article (originally posted by Runners World) on Twitter today titled “TASTE-TESTED: The 10 best post-run recovery bars for runners”.  As a runner and beer drinker, imagine how excited I was!  So excited, in fact, that I actually clicked through to the article, which I never do.  Imagine, then, how upset I was to find that the article talked about bars that you eat, post-run. Not bars that you visit, as in pubs. Lames.  What a wasted opportunity.

 

I train with a chick (and chic) running group called Pretty Girls Run. At any given time, someone among us is training for something: a 5 or 10K, a half or full marathon, a triathlon, or a century bike ride.  But in addition to running together, we also revel in post-run drinking…to replenish electrolytes, of course.

 

After recovering from the disgust I felt after the wasted click through, I decided to blog about what I thought the article should have been about: The best post-race bars (where bars = pubs) in Atlanta.  So, this fall, in tandem with the Pretty Girls Run race calendar, I’ll be blogging about our post-run bar hopping in my “Best Post-Run Recovery Pubs” blog.  Stay tuned!

 

Cheers!

To Be[er] or Not to Be[er]…

I just thought the whole “To Be[er]…” line was clever.

As it turns out, I don’t have much to talk about for this post except some very random beer-news-bits that have arisen over the past week or so.

  1. Our President loves homebrew.  I love homebrew. Ergo, I love our President.  His tour bus rolls with White House homebrew, for crying out loud! Who’s cooler?  According to many, it’s actually pretty good.  Here are a few stories reported by NPR,  Huff Post, and USA Today.
  2. Craft brew is new for “I Do”… apparently people are wising up and are serving what they actually want to drink at their wedding receptions.  It’s all the rage now to serve beer instead of champagne for the nuptial toast.  Makes sense to me – champagne sucks, anyway.
  3. Can a Beer A Day Keep Your Bones From Decay? This is a great article that should be required reading for med students.  Another reason to drink the magical elixir besides the obvious.  Pour Gramps another! Me too, while your at it.

Cheers!

Happy National IPA Day!

It’s the beer we either love to hate:  the Indian Pale Ale or IPA, for short.  There’s really no in-between with this one!  I’ve heard them described as beautiful, citrusy, and complex.  I’ve also heard them described as disgusting, revolting, and what it must taste like to drink poison.  At any rate, it has its own day: Thursday, August 2nd.  For more on IPA Day, check out the official site.

 

So, how should one commemorate this important day?  You can celebrate it by buying your favorite, or by buying one for someone else, if you can’t stand ’em.  We’ll be celebrating with this amazing recipe, courtesy of Beer Mixology a brilliant site dedicated to my favorite thing: beer cocktails.  Happy mixing!

Kentucky Sunrise

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Bourbon
  • 1 oz. mango, diced
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. raw agave nectar
  • 2 oz. India Pale Ale
  • Angostura bitters

Instructions

Muddle the mango, lemon juice and agave until mango has been sufficiently pulverized. Add Bourbon. Shake vigourously with ice. Strain into Champagne flute, top with IPA and 2 dashes Angostura bitters.

Cheers!