Beer and Cigars

Years ago I was really into cigars. It was around the time I started playing golf with some friends from work. We played 9 holes of golf after work on Wednesdays, and a full round of 18 on weekends. Golf led to cigars on the course, and cigars led to whisky at the 19th hole.┬áThat’s three fairly expensive hobbies all at once. I look back now and miss those days.

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I don’t golf as regularly anymore, and don’t smoke cigars nearly as often either. I still have a fairly decent collection of Single Malt Whisky, mostly Islay Malts, but haven’t poured myself a dram in a while. Why? The Craft Beer Revolution, that’s why!

Ever since I started exploring craft beer, I’ve put my other hobbies on the shelf. Slowly I’ve been integrating them back into my routine. For example, I play beer soaked golf now and then with the guys thanks to canned craft beer. And I’ve popped the cork on some Single Malt Scotch after enjoying a really bold IPA or a barrel-aged stout. What’s next? Cigars! So when I heard about the Gray Cloud event I was intrigued. Beer and Cigars? At a local golf course? Really!?! Yes, really.

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Beer soaked golf

How to play golf and drink beer at the same time. Things you’ll need: Sucktitude, Cheap Golf, Cooler Bag, Canned Craft Beer.

Sucktitude

Okay, so you don’t have to suck at golf to play beer soaked golf. But you shouldn’t be working on improving your handicap either. I started playing golf when I was a kid, but I sucked, so I quit playing. Continue reading