So tonight, a new pub/restaurant that’s opening up just across the street had an open house and invited the neighborhood to come have free food and drinks before their grand opening tomorrow. So we walked the two minutes into town to check it out. And besides the free food that kept coming out of the kitchen, they offered free stuff from the bar. And they had the beer in the picture on draft.
I remembered how in his book Exiles, Michael Frost tells the story of how Arthur Guinness developed Guinness Beer. And in the book he says, “It’s the beer we’ll drink in heaven.” So since it was free…I tried it.
After all, if we’re drinking this beer in heaven, I figure I’d better get used to it.
I tried to like it. I really did. I told myself I was a manly man for drinking half a glass of it.
But when I drank it, I didn’t think of heaven. All I could think of was the other place.
So in heaven, I guess I’ll be drinking at the kiddie table. I hope they have Coca- Cola.