What’s Happening In “Pleasantville” Today?

My “winter¬† break” is off to¬† a¬† very¬† relaxing start in Mount Pleasant, MI! We had some tasty beers¬† in a new taproom last night, had a soak¬† in the hot tub, and we just had breakfast. We’re¬† going to check¬† out some Central Michigan University¬† campus sites¬† in just a bit, and later we’ll¬† be meeting my¬† husband’s¬† parents for lunch.

Tonight, we’ll¬† be going¬† to “The Bird,” a downtown “dive” bar that was one of our¬† favorite haunts in college. They have some killer happy¬† hour deals that vary from day to day, like $4 Miller Lite pitchers.

I wasn’t¬† even a beer¬† drinker when I was in college, though I drank plenty of lighter¬† fluid grade vodka, Boones¬† Farm, and even…Zima!¬† The whole “craft” beer movement¬† had barely even begun. Back¬† then, I thought¬† the “macro” beers were pretty…gross. Later, I would become kind of a “beer snob” and only drink craft beer – though¬† I have relaxed this stance somewhat in recent years. Labatt and Molson are my favorite¬† “beer flavored beers,” though¬† I’ll¬† occasionally¬† drink Miller Lite, too.

Craft beer is still what I like best¬† – I particularly¬† like Atwater’s Dirty Blonde and Shorts¬† Soft Parade. I’m¬† a fruity gal, what can I say? ūüėā I like to keep it simple and¬† easy drinking most of the time, though occasionally¬† I’ll¬† have something¬† hoppy or more bold,¬† like a Bell’s¬† Two Hearted (which will get the job done quickly).

We’ll¬† have¬† to leave “Pleasantville” tomorrow, but we’ll¬† visit one of Mike’s uncles first. He’s¬† a very laid back “country fellow,” always¬† very friendly. A guy who loves his Strohs beer!

I’ll¬† end this¬† pointless¬† blog with an observation¬† – Strohs –¬† is Shorts¬† backwards!

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