Thursday, July 19, 2007


Central Market carries singleton bottles of beer, and I figured this evening that, in light of the fact that I was too cheap to shell out $8.50 on a six pack, a bottle of Pilsner Urquell would be nice with some chips and salsa. So I bought one. Alas, it was skunked. Skunking is name given to a chemical reaction involving the hops in the beer and catalyzed by light. It's one of the reasons why (good) beer tends to come in dark brown bottles: to prevent light from hitting the beer and skunking it. Not Pilsner Urquell! They preferred a gentle emerald green for their bottles, and condemned me to skunked beer. The bastards!

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