Saturday, July 2, 2011

Live Like the Founders

In observance of the 4th of July, the Johnson County Water Department and a pesky raccoon have seen it fit to bring the drinking water standards back to 1776 standards. Now we get to feel like Ben Franklin and John Adams and do like they did. Drink beer.

That's right, our founders were crocked when writing the Declaration of Independence. Drinking beer and wine was the safest way to drink liquids. So the question becomes, what beers should we be drinking?

Boulevard Pilsner, Great Divide Hoss, Schlafly Kolsch and Goose Island Summertime might make the lack of water tolerable. Of course, if you want to get crocked like TJ you can start your day with some Little Sumpin' Sumpin' or Titan IPA. If anybody gives you guff for drinking at 10 in the morning, this is the one time you can say you're doing it in observance of our Founders. Thanks Johnson County raccoon.


  1. MO-Watter-drinkerJuly 2, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    A raccoon caused the problem, not a terrorist? Wow, how vulnerable are our water supplies? The founders mostly drank "small" beers, so you Johnson-countians should do likewise - something low APV.

  2. No Founders Brewing Company tie in? You are slipping in your old age dude.

  3. John, Founders simply doesn't distribute a low-ABV beer here, that I see. But yes, when I first read the title, I thought it was about Founders beers.

    Drinking Great Divide Hoss all day, at 6.2%, would be too much for me.