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? 😂 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!