Thirsty Thursday: The Dave Special

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Dave lets you in on a bit of his after-work daily special. You all need to join in this regimen.

Today is a special day. A day where I let you into my life a little bit. A day that shall live on in infamy as the greatest dissection of an individual’s character and intellect, the likes of which the internet has never seen. A glorious day, simply defined by:

The fact that I forgot to pick up something unique on the way home. Whoopsie!

So instead, I welcome you to a little insight into what I, Dave Jericho Friedman, M.D., pH.D, Esquire, drink on a typical, regular day. Besides, it’s a balmy 55-ish degrees outside and I have some Rage Against The Machine on deck, so let’s get started!

Beer Of The Week

Busch Light, 4.1% ABV

Not everyone gets to be a Hollywood movie star, or a doctor, or a lawyer, or the guy that announces exotic dancers to the stage while playing Def Leppard tunes in the background. Some of of us are the worker bees — the carpenter, the roofer, the landscaper, etc.

That is exactly what Busch Light is; nothing glamorous, but at the end of the day it is always there for you, perfectly, refreshingly average in every way. It’s basically water with a tinge of personality. To further humanize it, think about that one friend you have that’s loyal as all get-out, and you really do think well of them, but after the first hour or so the conversation seems to taper off and nothing interest happens the rest of the time.

It tastes like mediocrity, but not the bad kind — more like watching the Bears and Jets play a game, knowing you don’t really care, but finding enjoyment in seeing Trubisky continuously fail. Over and over again.

While it may not break any flavor barriers, it does afford you one thing … the ability to drink all day without getting hammered. If you simply enjoy the act of drinking but get tired of having to tap out after 10 or twelve helpings, never fear — Busch Light is here.

Liquor Of The Week

New Amsterdam, Peach, 35% ABV

Another household treat are these little beautiful blessings of buzzery. And yes, BRaG, I did invent another word …

For years I was a whiskey drinker, but that ol’ rot gut started to eat me alive from the inside like I was an extra on an ‘Alien’ movie (hopefully the first two, which were good, and not the later trashy ones). One day I took a leap of faith and decided to give these little babies a chance —

— and I’m glad that I did.

When it comes to shooting alcohol, I like a nice mixture of ‘kick’ and taste, and these deliver. Peach is the standard go-to, but I’m also a fan of the pineapple variety when it’s time to switch things up. I have even made mixed drinks with these by combining them with different Kool-Aid blends, as well as mixing it with a tumbler of water and those Mio flavoring things; which I highly suggest, because the more you drink, the drunker you get while also hydrating. Science.

The biggest caveat is, if you’re like me and buy pocket shots, these sleeves come in counts of twelve instead of just ten. Frugality!

Overall I recommend these to drinkers from across the spectrum … just don’t ask for one of mine. They’re all already called for.

What are YOU drinking tonight?

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HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh(@hawaiifiveoh)
04/16/2020 2:01 pm

There’s a beer store 2 minutes down the street that specializes in JUST beer, cider and mead. They have over 1000 items to choose from, all single bottles. They even have a bar section for draft if you want to sit and drink. Currently in my fridge: SPACE Blood Orange cider, Hofbrau Original, DAB Lemon Radler, Stiegl Razzberry Radler, Lindeman’s lambic, Ayinger Urweisse (it was there last night until I drank it), Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (also there until my roommate drank it), Harviestoun Old Engine Oil black ale (also drank by the roommate), Weltenburg Kloster Dunkelweiss

QuackTastic
QuackTastic(@quacktastic)
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
04/16/2020 2:51 pm

Ayinger makes a killer doppelbock called Celebrator

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11(@gonzangkc11)
04/16/2020 10:43 am

ON ESPN NOW…
Travis Kelce

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
04/16/2020 10:28 am

. . . is this a ‘barley hop’?

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MasterChief
MasterChief(@masterchief)
Reply to  zulu trader
04/16/2020 12:13 pm

Yep, that’s for beer bongs.

Moldy
Moldy(@moldy)
04/16/2020 8:59 am

I’ll be drinking a couple Kokanee’s tonight, look it up sometime. Nice, easy drinking beer out of a little Canadian brewery. That said, I appreciate your willingness to include a more laid back beer. It’s s nice to have a good beer sometimes, it’s also nice to just drink beer. You shouldn’t have to chew all your beers.

KCChef
KCChef(@kcchef)
Reply to  Moldy
04/16/2020 2:25 pm

Haam’s. The Beer Refreshing, Hamm’s … : )

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11(@gonzangkc11)
04/16/2020 8:16 am

FoxSports1 — Tyrann Mathieu will be on in a few minutes

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed(@severely-concussed)
04/16/2020 8:10 am

Funny story. Apparently Busch beer isn’t known nationally. I was at a Texas Rangers ballgame which is in the middle of Coors country. I found a beer cart that had Budweiser products, and promptly asked this good looking 25 year old woman if she had Busch. She immediately started looking for security.
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probablyamistake
probablyamistake(@probablyamistake)
Reply to  Severely Concussed
04/16/2020 9:54 am

Not a big beer drinker, but was shocked when I found out this beer is still available.

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zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  probablyamistake
04/16/2020 10:25 am

and some good Milwaukee beer it is!

probablyamistake
probablyamistake(@probablyamistake)
Reply to  zulu trader
04/16/2020 10:38 am

There’s no accounting for taste ?

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  probablyamistake
04/16/2020 10:46 am

the stuff ‘won’ a blue-ribbon!

some of my favorite beer when I was 18 years old — about 50 years ago

QuackTastic
QuackTastic(@quacktastic)
Reply to  probablyamistake
04/16/2020 2:53 pm

The Hipsters have commandeered PBR

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  QuackTastic
04/16/2020 4:13 pm

It is a good beer. It is a premium American lager, just as good as Bud or Miller. Better, according to Beeradvocate.

In the dark days before craft beer there were three beers distributed (nearly) nationally, all very similar. We would argue about the relative merits of our favorite brands, like people do with light beers today. It’s only relatively recently that most of us have had much choice.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed(@severely-concussed)
Reply to  zulu trader
04/16/2020 4:36 pm

You are both right. It is a good beer, but hipsters drink it to try and look not mainstream. Now Pabst isn’t the cheap beer on tap.

vvet818
vvet818(@vvet818)
Reply to  Severely Concussed
04/16/2020 9:54 am

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