Day 29 – Monday. 29 is also the number of dollars you will have to pay to receive in exchange 15 Heinekens from Henry’s this week.
2 more days to go, so time to ramp this donation caper up, I went corporate today, so hopefully that’ll get some more funds in - https://www.dryjuly.co.nz/users/matthew-lee. As of 3:00pm Monday 29 2019, I am holding the lead ever so slightly so keep the funds rolling in as I have upped my goal to $10,000. Unlike the Glenn McGrath Foundation (fuck you Straya), I don’t take 20% of the funds, so 100% of your hard earned donations are going to the Look Good Feel Better Foundation.
Today’s beer in a first for the month is a repeat review of yesterday’s beer DB Export Gold with a twist. As per yesterday, DB Export on its own is about as interesting as carpet – the Bill English of beers you could say. But dress it up with some cider and a squirt of raspberry syrup, and look out – you are now into Beer Cocktail territory, and your first attempt is a Snakebite and all hell is about to break loose. Originating from the UK, a Snakebite, also known as a "diesel" or a "purple nasty" comes with a bad rep - Bill Clinton was refused one in 2001 as the publican advised that they were banned (which isn’t the case, it's usually the actions of a snakebite sozzled drinker that cause the drink to be banned in pubs) . So a couple of years back, 20 odd of us piled into the Coroglen Hotel for a Feelers concert circa 2001-2002 for a warm up prior to New Year’s Eve in Whitianga. Given we’d all been present to witness a good mates family home burn down the night prior, excitement levels were appropriately subdued, so the decision was made for compulsory snake bites for the course of the evening to liven up proceedings – for the next few hours (or it could have been days for all I know) madness ensued, which led to mass shenanigans, undies of various sizes and colours being flushed down the loo due to soilage, mates becoming lost for days, and one of our team waking up nude in the (male) publicans house, in the (male) publicans bed – who was happily present and asked how he wanted his eggs for breakfast. What a couple of days! The lingering effects of this elixir from the Gods lasts several days also, as proven by another member of the touring party who shat his teal coloured Holden Barina the night before 4 of us had to drive the 3 hours back to Auckland amongst his muck. Super stuff!