Monday, January 16, 2006

A Field Guide to Beer Tastings, Part III

The Buzzard

Description: The Buzzard is usually of student age, may be male or female, may or may not belong to a fraternity or sorority, and may or may not have a Dude, what's the percentage on this?father who is the president or the head of the CIA or something like that. He is there for one reason and one reason only: to drink as much beer as is humanly possible during the course of the tasting for -- shock! -- the purpose of getting completely wasted. It is pointless to ask the Buzzard whether he likes IPAs or stouts or what he thinks of any given beverage, as his preference runs to "alcohol." As a result, the higher your beer's ABV, the more times you will be refilling the Buzzard's constantly empty glass.

Typical comment: "Can you fill it to the top?"