How many Beers do you drink in a year? What
would it take to drink an entire keg of beer? How about a swimming
pool full of beer? Those were some of the questions Dave and Nate
asked each other on New Years Eve and
The Year of the Beer began on January
1, 2004. Both made a New Year's resolution to keep track of
how many beers they both drank in the course of a year. Not as a game
or a competition, but simply for general knowledge and curiosity.
Their friend Adam "the conservative" was brought in as a
third inagural member
to help validate and actualize the numbers and stories of The
Year of the Beer.
It's more suprising and difficult than you would think.
Problem - How do you keep track? Some use a calendar and write
down quantity and location, or a palm pilot and a spreadsheet, but
any way you keep track, sometimes you can't always remember. Which
leads to the next...
Second Problem - Do you
remember how many you drank that night? It becomes a simple
game of what you had last. If you had 2 Miller Lites to start the
night, and move on from there, when you switch to something else,
you have a base number to start from. And of course sometimes you
can just look at your receipt at the end of the night.
more to come...