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The Berlin/Budapest Haul!

If you know me, you know I have a history of “borrowing” beer glasses from bars.

Now, I admit, stealing is wrong. But in my defense, I used to be much worse. (To be read: I’m trying to get better.) In the past, when I would go out of the country on a trip, it was not uncommon for me to return with six or seven steins.

But on our past trip to Berlin and Budapest, I returned with two. Small steps, right?

The Dreher on the left is from a bar in Budapest. The Berliner Pilsner on the right is from our hotel bar in Berlin.

The one on the left was stolen, but the one on the right was given to me as a gift from our bartender on our last night there. She probably figured we had spent enough money there over the past ten days to warrant a free gift.

Both made it back safely. And soon they will be filled with a delicious IPA.

This is turning into a beer blog… or a cry for help,

-Shady

Shady Brewing's Great Big Bushy Beer IPA

I’m not one to pat myself on the back, but I made a great IPA.

Can’t wait to drink five gallons of it,

-Shady

Hungary!

…we’ll be on our way back home from Hungary!

Longing for my own bed,

-Shady

Back when I was living in Columbus, Ohio my friends and I started a quote wall. Whenever a bit of brilliance (or otherwise) poured out of someone’s mouth, somebody would yell “Quote!” thus nominating it for Quote Board status. The quote then had to be seconded by someone (it almost always was), and then it would be written down to be forever immortalized on the Quote Board.

This is the modern day equivalent of that classic piece of my past.

QUOTE BOARD:

Justin: “Wonder why there’s security outside. To stop shitheads?”

Kathy: “Or babies.”

– Kathy2/16/13

She’s going to make a wonderful mother,

-Shady

Back when I was living in Columbus, Ohio my friends and I started a quote wall. Whenever a bit of brilliance (or otherwise) poured out of someone’s mouth, somebody would yell “Quote!” thus nominating it for Quote Board status. The quote then had to be seconded by someone (it almost always was), and then it would be written down to be forever immortalized on the Quote Board.

This is the modern day equivalent of that classic piece of my past.

QUOTE BOARD:

“This is a sweet mustard for white sausages. In Austria, they call it baby shit.”

– Georg (AKA Pudds)2/11/13

If you saw it you’d know why,

-Shady

Back when I was living in Columbus, Ohio my friends and I started a quote wall. Whenever a bit of brilliance (or otherwise) poured out of someone’s mouth, somebody would yell “Quote!” thus nominating it for Quote Board status. The quote then had to be seconded by someone (it almost always was), and then it would be written down to be forever immortalized on the Quote Board.

This is the modern day equivalent of that classic piece of my past.

QUOTE BOARD:

Löwenbräu Waiter: (setting Justin’s one-liter beer down) “One big beer.” (setting KB’s half-liter beer down) “One small beer.”

KB: “Come on, that’s a medium beer.”

Löwenbräu Waiter: “No, that’s a small beer. May I say what I think?”

KB: “Please.”

Löwenbräu Waiter: “That’s a pussy beer.”

– Löwenbräu Waiter2/9/13

I like the cut of his German jib,

-Shady

Back when I was living in Columbus, Ohio my friends and I started a quote wall. Whenever a bit of brilliance (or otherwise) poured out of someone’s mouth, somebody would yell “Quote!” thus nominating it for Quote Board status. The quote then had to be seconded by someone (it almost always was), and then it would be written down to be forever immortalized on the Quote Board.

This is the modern day equivalent of that classic piece of my past.

QUOTE BOARD:

“You know what I want you to work on next, Shady? A Chewbacca biopic.”

– Georg (AKA Pudds), 2/8/13

Christ, I’ve missed that man,

-Shady

…and I’ve got a great one!

Shady Brewing's Great Big Bushy Beer

Thanks to KB,

-Shady

Back when I was living in Columbus, Ohio my friends and I started a quote wall. Whenever a bit of brilliance (or otherwise) poured out of someone’s mouth, somebody would yell “Quote!” thus nominating it for Quote Board status. The quote then had to be seconded by someone (it almost always was), and then it would be written down to be forever immortalized on the Quote Board.

This is the modern day equivalent of that classic piece of my past.

QUOTE BOARD:

“You’ve got good muscles, man! Lets dance. Let’s fly like Sly and the Family Stone. Take me higher!”

– Crazy German Guy, after grabbing Shady’s arm, 2/7/13

Dance to the music,

-Shady

…IS BOTTLED!

Beer... bottled!

Waiting for us when we get back,

-Shady

Old Poop!