Well, Jake has his 'hundred days' and as such he's going to be blogging a lot. So I says to myself, 'self'- 'you probably should blog more'. And so in a fit of very ill advised promising I'm going to commit myself to a new and exciting blog project that I'm calling "XtremeCivility" where I will be blogging 3 days in a row.
Perhaps you think me insane.
The first and most difficult task when blogging is to figure out what the heck your topic is. In my case the topic is simple- Beer. And yet in simplicity lies complexity; and in complexity - simplicity. Or so would say the Sphinx. So there you have it. Beer is simple and complex. But these are mere abstractions for philosophers and meta-bloggers. What I'm all about is much more plaid than all that. And to that end I'd like to answer a question that has been put to me a lot over the last 5 weeks and that is "which beer (Civil Life's) is your favorite?" Surely a handsome blogger such as me can answer such fine a question.
But you know what? I can never do it. Its a really hard question since I find beer so relevant to the moment and normally when asked I'm on the clock and counting those precious minutes before I can partake of the barley goodness. Usually what happens is this.... as we're winding down the shift and I've picked my trusty mug, I amble (I'm fantastic at ambling) over to the taps and a split second later I make my choice - and that choice is really automatic. I do the 'my mother told me to pick the very best one and you are it!' thing and poof! I'm drinking! And then I'm thinking - is this beer where it needs to be- flavor wise?
So far we've been moving through beer so fast that the answer to that is a resounding 'yes' and I can rest easy. I try to have a sip of everything to ensure all is well and then I sometimes take a growler home. AHHHH HA! So Mr. Mosley! You take a Growler HOME DO YOU! That sounds like a FAVORITE to ME! Ok. You got me.
I do actually think that things you take home must be favorites otherwise why would you take them? Well I have an easy out on that one too! Joline usually requests something and I take that home. Last time it was the Wheat and before that it was the Bitter.
But as a final note, and promise you won't tell- its between you, me, and the internet, that Brown beer is pretty good.
Dylan Mosley is the Civil Life’s Brewer. He is also responsible for changing out the pirate flag every 8 months. His annual compensation package here is directly related to the amount of time his beard is a minimum of two inches long.