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September 19, 2003

Fishing Trip Winners

There's still 30 minutes left until the polls close, but based on the assumption that there's not going to be a great wave of last minute voters I'm going to go ahead and list the winners that will be going on the October fishing trip.

Winner of the White Ale Category - Hoegaarden
Cider - Macbeth's Three Witches Hard Cider
Stout - Guinness Stout
Macro - Pabst Blue Ribbon
Import - Harp

Mind you, these aren't the only ones making the trip. A partial list of what we're taking can be found here. We're adding to it over time, so presumably it will be complete by the time we actually get on the island.

And, just in case the amount of alcohol already listed has given what are in all honesty is a quite reasonable concern as to our ability to remain within the letter of the law when it comes to drinking, fishing, and driving, you should know that we're also taking a digital breathalyzer.

I've taken it to one party already, where it was quite a hit, though due more to the sheer competition of "who can register the highest score," than to a desire to drive legally upon leaving. If anyone feels like they want one, typing "pideltapsi" in the coupon field will get you another $20 off the price until November.

In case you're wondering, a .22 carried the day. And no, I'm not a Pi Delta Psi.

We haven't taken a digital breathalyzer with us before, but after a drunk college kid rolled his Jeep and killed a girl on the island this summer, the Hyde County Sheriff's department understandably became a little more concerned with enforcing the drunk driving laws than they had in years past. Before, Ocracoke was known as a place where if one drove slowy and responsibly coming off the beach, then no one was going to pull you and ask how much one had to drink.

That's apparently changed, so rather than take a chance we'll try designated drivers this year, which is where the breathalyzer comes in. We'll be out fishing for 6, 8 hours at a time, so if a DD wants to have a beer or four at the beginning of the day, then he ought to be sober enough to drive by the end of the day if he stops in the middle. We'll use the breathalyzer to make sure, and no one in his vehicle gets to leave until he blows a .07.

Of course, once we get home, some idiot is going to try and beat that .22.

Posted by Bigwig at September 19, 2003 12:08 AM | TrackBack
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I was saddened to see Molson Golden was the only representative from our friends to the north. Growing up in Buffalo, friends and I took every opportunity to cross the border, visit the provincial beer store, spend a good half hour in sweet anguish making our selections, and then repair to the banks of Lake Erie or the Niagara for an evening of conviviality and reflection. Though Golden was available on both sides of the border, it was drank only by those who knew no better, or had their taste buds dulled by some kind of horrible industrial accident. I've heard it called an ale and a beer, and am still not sure exactly what it is. Is there no LaBatt's product available in NC, or maybe Molson's Canadian or Export Ale (with the clipper ship on the label)? No Old Vienna shooters? Also, did you eat that drum you caught? I caught a freshwater drum in a reservoir here in Colorado while after cats, but I threw it back, not knowing if it was worth the bother of cleaning.

Posted by: clnsmi at September 19, 2003 07:23 AM

Don't you mean "Moosehead," rather than Molson?

We do get Labatt's and the Molson Canadian down here. I took a party keg of the Canadian with me when I went fishing with Woundwort and the Jawbreaker back in March. It was pretty good.

I didn't leave off Canadian beers on purpose, but the ones I wanted were mostly unavailable. I couldn't find Kokanee Glacier Lager anywhere, not could I locate anything from the Schoune brewery, or Unibroue.

Posted by: bigwig at September 19, 2003 10:13 AM

Labatts is very nice. I like the pilsener and the ale they sell here, Labatts 50. So many others though, only sold up there. Funny, I'd never heard of Moosehead until I joined the service. Kokanee Glacier Lager and the others you mentioned I never heard of at all, perhaps they came out after I quit drinking. At any rate, if you're ever in Canada, I hope you find a spot on your itinerary for whichever provincial beer store is handy. Sorry to hear of your loss, and hope your fishing trip turns out to be a rousing success.

Posted by: clnsmi at September 19, 2003 07:33 PM
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