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January 13, 2012 01:57 AM UTC

A Beer Too Far For Boston's Smack Talking Mayor

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  • by: Colorado Pols

Mayor Thomas Menino with a bottle of Boston piss-water.

Seriously? The Boston Globe reports:

[Boston Mayor Tom] Menino told reporters Thursday morning that he and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock are going to work out a wager later in the day over Saturday night’s game at Gillette Stadium

“He wants me to do the Tebow expression. I do that every Sunday in church,” said Menino, referring to Bronco quarterback Tim Tebow’s habit of taking to one knee to pray after big plays.

Instead, Menino was thinking about offering a sample of local beer.

“We have the best. I mean, you know, Colorado beer? It hasn’t even made it east yet. Sam Adams has made it to the west and Harpoon has made it out there, but Colorado Rocky beer? Uck,” Menino said.

But Menino was confident he wouldn’t have to give away any Boston brews, saying Denver’s game is about as weak as its beer. [Pols emphasis]

Some serious fighting words, citizens. If we weren’t staking Colorado’s reputation on Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, whom we admit we don’t quite have the, well, faith in to feel overly uppity…in any case, Tebow had damn well better prove this East Coast chucklehead wrong. Even if Tebow doesn’t care if Colorado’s beer industry is being unfairly denigrated by some bottom-of-the-watershed Massachusetts urine drinker, this is a matter of honor now.

That’s right. There is urine in Boston beer, folks. Yet another reason why we live in a place where you can see the municipal water supply. It’s on the mountains above you.

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18 thoughts on “A Beer Too Far For Boston’s Smack Talking Mayor

  1. but we have some great ones. So many I can’t choose a favorite.

    Archie Bunker used to talk about recycling beer. Considering the evaporation, transpiration, rain and all that stuff you learned about water in grade school all water has been urine at one time or another.

  2. There, I said it. I was in college and the statute of limitations is long expired. There is in fact a long and honored tradition of multitudes of drunken college kids pissing in the Charles River.

    Drink the fuck up, Mayor!

    1. I think it would be hard to name a mass market American lager tastes of much. I think the whole point of the style. It is not what I like, but I think I understand why it exists. Some people do not want a beer that is really forward with its flavor or high in alcohol, they want to drink a lot of cold, fizzy beer. Many of them also want something inexpensive, particularly college types.

      As I recall Coors has pulled into #2 behind Budweiser and while I would not point to popularity as absolute proof of quality, neither would I contend that everyone who likes different beers than I do is wrong.

      Though much more than the popularity of beers like Coors, I do not understand the appeal of the IPA. Bleh. For me hops should be treated like a condiment rather than a dish at the banquet of beer flavors.

  3. Cool.  That means you don’t need any water from the side of the mountains that you can’t see from Denver.

    That means we can get rid of the Alva B. Adams tunnel.  And the Moffat Water tunnel.  And the Harold D. Roberts tunnel.  And the Charles H. Bousted tunnel. And the Azotea tunnel.  And the Twin Lakes tunnel.  Not to mention 24 other transmountain diversions and the reservoirs that feed them.

    Glad to hear that the Eastern Slope can live with its own water.

    1. People in the Front range always forget that there are people that live upstream from them in the Mountains.  Salida and Canon City both discharge to the Arkansas River.  You are welcome, Pueblo!

      Trickle down (water) economics works great … for those of us at the headwaters!

  4. of great Colorado beers – 1554 from New Belgium.

    I would not send that to them though, make him drink a Coors product.  Does Keystone Light still come in the specially lined can?  Blech!

    When I was at school in Golden, Bud would sponsor our parties and put up a big ol’ inflatable bottle in sight line to the Coors brewery.  Ahh, fuzzy memories…

  5. who were great sports and took a ribbing with a laugh.  Screw Boston.

    Go Broncos !  Win or lose tomorrow, this was probably the most exciting season in a decade.  I am very happy with that.

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