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On Tap: Your Friday Drinking Instructions Would Welcome Nuclear Winter Right Now

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There are those in the Midwest who spend 9 months of the year (11 if you are near International Falls, MN or Marquette, MI) looking forward to summer.  Days weeks like this should remind you, dear reader, why you should be careful what you wish for.

At this point there are very few liquids that would be unwelcome to drink or even wallow in


In lieu of promoting the 2nd-most popular beverage from Wisconsin we shall be pointing you back in the direction of this column's mission.  Your Friday Drinking Instructions:

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We present to you, from Big Ten Country's largest craft brewery, Goose Island's Summertime Kolsch.  Summertime exemplifies this unusual style (one of only a few that don't fit neatly into the categories of Lager or Ale) with its light, refreshing body, crisp carbonation, mildly fruity/bitter interplay and a clean finish.  Oh, and it's widely available making it the subject of many a bar/grocery store special as not to break the bank.   This may be one of the few good things to come out of the summer months.  More on this after the jump...

Some people love hot weather.  Some people also love Dancing With the Stars.  The more short-sighted of us will say things like, "yeah, but people wear way less in the summer which is hawt!"  Except only a few people look like:

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Whereas the winter would never subject us to more common images, such as this:

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Also, those scantily-clad, glistening bodies?  They're not emitting lavender and rosewater, they smell no differently than your dad after a day of yardwork.

Is there football news in the warm months?  Only the bad kind, and the worse kind.

                                             But we can party outside when it's warm!

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                                                           Gee, looks like a blast...so does this.

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So while you're on your way home from work today, pool of sweat steadily building in your ass crack, just think only thismuch more summer and then some real weather.  Enjoy your beer, stay out of the heat and hydrate for God's sake.   Go forth and drink!