Saturday, January 19, 2013

Hockey's Back!

If you grew up like I did watching television beamed into your black and white set from the "Great City of Chicago", then you'll remember Alex Dreier and his "Bock is Back" pitch every Spring for Meister Brau Bock beer. Well tonight, hockey's back! I watched the Hawks spank the Kings this afternoon while I was in and out of the house and then I sat down for dinner and saw the Bruins vs. Rangers game later on. It's supposed to be colder than a well digger's ass in the Klondike starting tomorrow, so it's fitting that there's finally some hockey on the tube. It's going to be a short season and I won't be able to see too many games due to my work schedule, but at least there's a season, regardless of the number of games.

As long as we're talking Meister Brau, might as well throw in a shot of the Meister Brau Scarab while we're at it. Tube chassis, small block Chevy, drum brakes, and a hand formed aluminum body covered in beautiful American Racing (Imperial) Blue paint. Running with the big boys and winning.

As a footnote, Meister Brau Bock was pretty good beer. It was a product of the Peter Hand Brewery, which was bought out by Miller. It became a really cheap beer then and a Meister Brau product eventually became that swill called Miller Lite. That in turn has lead to the downfall of America. I'm serious, that's when it all started. Even though it was promoted by tough guys like Ray Nitschke and Smokin' Joe Frazier, the beer wasn't. Joe was a heavyweight, he didn't have to worry about counting calories. And Nitschke? You think  he cared if his beer was less filling? They should have stuck with the bock.

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