Monday, December 31, 2012

A Specific Gravity's Guidelines for New Year's Eve

Here at A Specific Gravity, we realize that tonight is the big show for revelry and drinking.  We do, though, follow some simple rules as connoisseurs of craft beer: 

Quality over Quantity.  Our number one principle any night of the year.  If you're a connoisseur, tonight would be a good night to break out a special bottle you've been holding on to for the right occasion, or even just drink your favorite beer.  We plan to drink something good tonight, not just something for the sake of drinking. 

Moderation.  In drink and in food.  Early morning stomach woes and next morning headaches are no fun. 

No Reviews.  Reviewing new beers is fun, and perhaps there is a fun way to do it on a festive night such as tonight, but we feel it's best to put the pen/computer/smartphone down for the evening and enjoy.  We say enjoy the beer you're drinking, and enjoy the company you're with. 

Avoid Beer Evangelism.  We're not big on trying to convert drinkers of macro brewery fare anyway, but tonight especially is not a good night for it, in our opinion.  People will be looking to have fun, so they don't want to hear bad stuff about the beer they may happen to love, and some people will be looking to drink too much and succeeding at it handily, so they're not going to be able to appreciate the complexities of an exquisite craft beer.  We do believe, however, if an opportunity presents itself to provide some beer education, go for it. 

Don't Drink and Drive.  Need we say this?  It can't hurt.  We're all about responsibility here.  Have a plan, be careful, and just don't do it.
Have a Happy New Year!

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