Every time I taste a beer I never had before, I take notes, take a picture, post it on BeerAdvocate. It’s quite a ceremony. I think I might be a “ticker”.
Anyway, it’s natural the kids are interested. Sometimes, it’s all like, “be quiet while Daddy tastes this beer. Stay away. DON’T TOUCH THAT!”
Well, tonight my DW was upstairs taking out her contacts when I did the tasting of Flying Dog’s Road Dog Scottish Porter (‘tho I’m still miffed mine just says “Porter” with no mention of “Scottish” anywhere, and I can’t find out why, no matter how many times I Google it!). Iris (4yo DD) says, “take my picture with your beer” and practically ruins my good shot with her jumping in. Got the good shot, and said, “OK, get in your position, I’ll take your picture”. There it is, to the right ->
Then I tried to get her to hold the bottle (punchy after two sips, I was). But she wouldn’t do it. Damn neo-prohibitionist daughter. But Boden’s (2yo DS) is a publicity hound. He was more than happy to hold the bottle. Smiled when I told him to, and everything. Looks like he thought it was too bitter (a la Keystone Light’s “bitter beer face”) but he didn’t try it – the bottle was empty. I’d never let him hold a bottle with actual beer in it – he might spill it. His photo is to the left <-
If you look real close, you can see Iris’ hand in the lower right corner of Boden’s shot. She’s always trying to get in the picture. So here’s the results of the kid beer party:
You can see what happens when you mix beer, cookies, and little kids. Pure dance party madness!