For those of you who are now totally confused by the media's coverage of yesterday's events: no, April 7 was NOT the 75th anniversary of the end of Prohibition. Please -- take my word for it. I know what I'm talking about. I may not know much, but I am dead certain of that one thing.
Anyway, where was I before I started all this countdown stuff?
Well, here's one thing I missed: My pal Jay Brooks issued a call for a new national "day": You know: like Boss's Day, Mother's Day, Kiss Your Therapist Day. Jay suggests designating July 18 as "International Brewer's Day." You can read the details at his blog. It's at the end of that entry. I second the motion.
And picking up on the more general topic of that blog entry by Jay: "Beer People": What's not to love about beer people? I've yet to meet one I didn't like. In no particular order, here are links to just a few of the websites run by people who love beer -- and who, in my opinion, exemplify all that's good not just about "beer people" but about people in general:
Jay's blog of course. You just won't meet a nicer guy.
There's Stan's blog -- currently running "slow" because he and his family are traveling more-or-less around the world. TRULY a swell guy, James Spencer In it for the love of the beer, my favorite brothers Groucho and CHUD Mr. Cool himself, Rick Lyke The fabulous Carolyn Smagalski One of the nicest guys on the planet, Bryce Eddings Historian, food guy, and beer guy Bob Skilnik.
Everybody at the Brewers Association The inimitable Lew Bryson Stephen Beaumont. I don't know him, but god he's good-looking.... Alan from Ontario. I don't know him either, but he's very smart and so he's also probably good-looking. (Smart = sexy.) (You knew that, right?) Russ from Maine -- who boggles my mind because he manages to keep up such a great blog.
Hmmmm....... I just realized that this list could go on and on and on. And I've got a book to write (I've only cranked out 7,000 words. That means I've got about 100,000 to go. Must. Get. Busy.) To be continued.