One might think that the title of this post refers to a second comparison of pale ales; one would be correct, but that's only part of the story: I played basketball with my oldest friend (er, friend I've had the longest), Donnie, this afternoon at the Mason YMCA. We've always considered ourselves better than average ball players, at least for a couple of non-jumping white dudes; our playing today, while not anything anyone else would want to watch (including my wife, who watched for a few seconds before turning her attention elsewhere), reminded me how much fun it is to play on the same team as someone who knows your tendencies and vice versa...we make a pretty good team.
Relevance to me: Donnie has stories he could tell about me that...well, I'll stick to basketball.
Relevance to beer: I think we may have had a beer together at some point. Maybe two.
Relevance to running: We've played hundreds of hours of basketball together and used to ride bicycles fairly often, but we've probably run together only a handful of times.
Running log for today: After a rest day yesterday, and after playing basketball in the early afternoon, I ran 2.8 miles to the Nuber Y, worked out there, and then ran the 2.8 miles back home for a total of 5.6 miles
Beer log for today: None today, but two pale ales yesterday: (1) Harpoon IPA and (2) Flying Dog Doggy Style Pale Ale. Both were "nice," but neither provided the punch in the mouth that Sierra Nevada gives or the subtle heaviness that White Hawk delivers (per my 3/25/10 entry).