Beer Mission #1: Mission Accomplished

Last Friday began the first of hopefully many Beer Missions.  A Beer Mission is something you can do when beer maybe gets a little boring. It’s something you can do shake things up and give you new experiences. Your first mission was to give a friend a beer they’ve never had before.

Beer Mission #1: Give a friend a beer they have never drank before

Many people accepted this mission, me included of course.

You can never know for certain how something will turn out now matter how you plan it. Despite knowing this I still crafted this whole plan on how I was going to complete Beer Mission #1. I was going to bring X beer over to X friend and he’d have X reaction. Yeah, that didn’t happen.

Completing my first Beer Mission

Completing Beer Mission #1 with Bell’s Hopslam

Friday night on a whim I met some friends/old co-workers up at TJ Stones, a bar around the corner from where I used to work. My buddy Scott was standing there empty-handed when I walked in. Scott is into craft beer, he homebrews and has high aspirations of one day making it in the industry. Scott has no beer + Scott likes good beer = I should knock out Beer Mission #1 right now!

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Beer Mission #1

Me and Jake at Union Craft

Memory of an amazing craft beer experience I had after I ran into a friend at a brewery

I’ve alluded to this in the past and have had this sitting in my drafts for weeks. Last weekend I was having a few beers (some really good beers) at a friend’s house and he said he wanted to drink them all but it wouldn’t be the same if he didn’t get to share them with someone. That’s when I decided it’s time to officially start Beer Missions.

What is a Beer Mission?

A Beer Mission is something you can do when maybe beer gets a little boring. Yes, I said it. BORING! Beer will never be boring when it comes to taste. But besides the taste of beer there is something equally as important…the experience. The experience can get boring. You cannot drink the same beer(s) every night from your couch. You have to mix it up! That’s where Beer Missions come in.

Beer Missions will make you go out of your comfort zone and explore different aspects of the experience associated with beer.

I have a whole bunch of Beer Missions lined up for you but I’d love to hear some of your ideas in the comments section below.

Beer Mission #1

Give a friend a beer they’ve never drank before

Your first Beer Mission is an easy one. Give a friend a beer they have never drank before.

You get to experience the beer via the gift of giving through your friend. Hopefully he or she enjoys the beer and is grateful but who knows! It’s all about the experience and we can’t predict what will happen.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it

Once you complete your first Beer Mission you have to do two things.

First, report back what happened to you, right here in the comments section or on the follow-up post about my experience.

Second, share this post with someone else! Tweet it, email it, print it out and hand it someone. The more people that do Beer Missions the more fun it will be for all.

So what are you waiting for? Go get your friend a beer!