The Beer Mile @ Springfield Brewing Company!
Okay, I didn’t run, and I’m not even sure it was a mile, but I did finish it!
So, this was my first “Beer Mile”. The rules are simple, you must drink a beer, in this case it was their Original 330 Kolsch, drink every last drop before starting the race, and knock one back at the end of each lap before starting the next lap.
You must stay on the designated course, which was a lap around the brewery, but the most important rule was, if you do toss your cookies, lose your lunch, upchuck, if it happens in front of the building, in full view of the good folks eating their breakfast or lunch, it’s an automatic disqualification.
Well, as I stated earlier, I did finish, I easily drank the required brews and took a leisurely walk for 4 laps and I didn’t lose my aforementioned cookies!
Yes My Friends, I Lived To Tell The Tale!
It was a fun experience. I was concerned about my bad old knees and my big round belly, but somehow I finished it with minimal damage to my old body and thoroughly enjoyed the refreshments at the end of each lap.
Black Friday! I Forgot To Mention That The Beer Mile Took Place On Black Friday!
Oh yeah, Black Friday Baby! I typically avoid Black Friday shopping like the plague, but in this case, after the mile, SBC unveiled 4 Holiday brews. 2 barrel aged versions of their Tsarry Night Imperial Stout, and a Brandy Barrel and Rye Barrel Barleywine.
So, I hung out a bit after the mile, picked up some goodies to go, and had the Flight and Bite while I was there.
It was an enjoyable day and the exercise didn’t hurt this old fat man any.
And yes, masks were required and we all social distanced as much as possible.
It costs $15 to register, which basically covers the 4 beers you’ll enjoy before every lap, and quite frankly, all runs should have beer, I may enter more.
Anyway… The before run and after run refreshments made it all worthwhile!
So, thank you Springfield Brewing and I look forward to trying this again.