So this evening I decided to enjoy a night out with some friends from high school. I some how managed to get a night off work and was able to finally go out and drink at a decent hour (before 11:30pm). My drink of choice this evening was some German (perhaps Belgium) beer that was an Amber type of beer called Palms. It was completely n00b friendly and went great with the warm pretzels and cheese I had.
However my highlight of the night was not the beer, it was the company that enjoyed my drink with. A friend’s dad was entertaining a business associate from Japan in our downtown and Mr. H had the great idea of bring his business associate to hang out with a bunch of college age kids. Mr. Richie (as I’ll call him) was awesome! He bought us rounds of beer and food and he also had a favorite game called “Guess how old I am”. Anytime someone new would join our group, Mr. Richie would have that friend guess his age (which was 43 and we are all under the age of 23, ha). Mr. Richie shared with us stories from Japan w/his family and even showed us personal footage from the horrible earthquake that happened earlier this year. He hung out with us for a good two-hours and I hope he had as much fun as I know the rest of the group did.
The best part of the night had to be when Mr. Richie did a car bomb @ some “Irish pub” in Downtown Plymouth. While the two other individuals at the table were chugging the drink Mr. Richie shrugged, dropped in the Bailey’s and then proceeded to chug the bomb in its entirety before the other two. It was awesome to say the least. Mr. Richie acted like it was no big deal but then made faces throughout the rest of the night from the after taste of the bomb. Mr. Richie will go down as one of the best drinking companions I have ever had the pleasure of drinking with.
I know I got on a tangent from the beer blog because Mr. Richie is the star of this post. He out shone the Palm beer that I had this evening. I would highly recommend Palm beer for anyone who is a n00b to drinking beers. Its not my favorite beer by any means, but when its the beer of the month at Sean O’Callaghan’s for only $3 it will have to do. So I suggest trying out this beer if you want to get away from your usual Miller Light/PBR bullshit.