All important to endurance athletes (let's just gloss over the fact I just called myself an endurance athlete shall we?). So when a colleague asked if I wanted to head over the Freemans on Quinpool Road after work (conveniently located a 10m stagger from the shop's side door) how could I say no? Yes, I know I wanted to head out for a quick run after work but I figured a quick brewski; hydration and sugars with a small dose of pain management and I'd still be good for that quick 5 miler along the waterfront.
Alas, I plumped for the Bridge Brewing Company's Farmhouse Ale. It's good stuff.
Strong as in having one is like having half-a-pint-of-wine-strong. The first time I had one it went down smoothly. I chased it with a greasy pizza, and then chased the pizza with another Farmhouse. The second was as smooth as the first. I felt pretty good. No side-effects from pharmacologically active two-carbon hydroxyl compounds,
Then I got up and found some-one had stolen my legs. Tonight was pretty much the same except with only one beer and no pizza.
Clearly at odds with Douglas Adams' assertion that there are a number of environmental and weapons treaties, as well as laws of physics, which prevent it from being mixed on Earth, Bridge Brewing Company's Farmhouse Ale is clearly the earth-bound equivalent of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, famously described as like having your head smashed with a slice of lemon, wrapped around a gold brick.
Don't panic indeed,
The subsequent run passed without too much incident, given that I was technically Running Under The Influence, although at one point I was all so long and thanks for all the fish.
Seriously. Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters. Don't do it!