Yesterday a crew member who sails with us only once or twice a year (but is coming tonight) asked what kind of beer the boat is drinking these days so that he can bring some. Below is the message exchange between him and the captain. It illustrates the following:
1. If you are an occasional crew member, it's very courteous not only to offer beer, but to ask the regular crew what their preference is. This is good crew.
2. Our recreational beverage situation has clearly gotten away from us.
Crew [11:04 AM]
I’m in if you still need hands...sorry I haven’t been any help this year and so I will be bringing the ice and beer. What kind of beer now a days?
Cap [2:36 PM]
The beer! It’s gotten to be so fucking complicated.
Cap [2:41 PM]
In the beginning there was PBR and ice. Then some hippies decided to put quality beer in a can. That’s where it first went sideways. Now there is gay beer (hard seltzer). Lemonberry water flavored beer. Beer flavored beer. Beer flavored water. Lime flavored water. But the one thing that’s remained constant is that it needs to be on ice. And packed in the cooler properly. Good luck in your endeavors.
The important things are that we drink a lot of it (responsibly), sail fast, and have a good time with our friends and crewmates. It's also important that we don't run out and that we have plenty of water on hand as well. The type of beer really isn't an issue, but that being said, what's your boat's beer of choice?