Though the Geekness continues to build, I was caught recently in a very non-beer geek action: swilling not from a glass, much less the appropriate glass, but straight from the bottle.
I knew it when I was doing it. It felt weird, wrong. But it just seemed like the right kind of situation. So I put the bottle to my lips. It felt wrong, but also kinda good, like a first kiss, the first day behind the wheel or plain and simple freedom.
It’s good not to be bound, whether it’s chains, TV or glassware.
So when is it okay to not to drink beer from a glass? I pondered this as I lay awake in the night. So far, I’ve identified a few possibly acceptable situations:
1. After mowing the lawn.
2. While doing some sort of manual labor, such as moving (or in my case, helping my wife configure the finishing touches on her nearly-open yoga studio, Prairieland Yoga).
3. While drinking crap beer.
4. Before you get it.
5. If aroma’s not a crucial issue in a given beer.
6. If you have a beer, but don’t have a glass.
7. When in Rome, or wherever they may be, and they’re not fooling with glasses.
8. When you’re stinking rich, and have a walk-in cooler at your home stocked with Westy 12.
9. When you’re out of dish soap.
10. When you’re drinking tequila.
There may be more situations. You may add them.
NOTE: These situations could also be applied to drinking from a can, if that’s what you’ve got.