I don’t even know how to begin this post other than to say that apparently ‘shit is about to hit the fan.’ Here on the East Coast both myself and BattyBeerBabe are currently experiencing Hurricane Sandy. Today and tomorrow I am working from home and there’s a chance that we will lose power for awhile. So, how does one prep for something like this? Run to the store and buy milk, eggs, and bread like every other panicked storm on the East Coast? Not a chance.
The problem with losing power for a few days in the possibility of our beer fridge’s contents becoming compromised. We have some real winners in there (Westy 12, 2006 World Wide Stout, 2010 120 Minute IPA, among others) and the last thing we would want is for anything to happen to our precious prized possessions. So, we grabbed ice and put them into coolers. If beer could feel feelings, I’m sure they would be crying over their horrible holding facilities.
Today, I joined the countless others scouring stores for last minute supplies. Bread, snacks, toilet paper…the necessities. When I arrived at the beer distributor it was a mess. Our local distributor is in an area that floods almost every time we get a serious storm so much was put away in preparation for the trainwreck that we’re facing. I grabbed a quick case and bailed. The liquor store was a frenzy of people buying cases of wine and large bottles of booze. I followed suit with a large bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. Batteries? Flashlights? Water? Those things no longer exist in Central Pennsylvania, but I don’t need those anyways.
What more could I need to get me through this day, tomorrow, who knows maybe even the rest of the week? All electronics are charged, special beers placed in coolers, and I’m going to start drinking ….. now. Stay safe everyone, and we’ll see you on the other side!