Reader: If you don't want to read about beer, why are you reading this?

J. Wilson, who was named Beerdrinker of the Year this past weekend at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, has gone through trials before. Last spring, for example, he lived for 46 days on nothing but water and dopplebock (a German style of beer) that a local brewery in Iowa, where he lives, brewed just for his fast. His goal was to copy what German monks from the 1700s used to do.

But those German monks never had to deal with the kind of criticism that oozes out over the Internet. Is he an alcoholic? Where is the Potsmoker of the Year contest? And what about the children?

SK sums it up nicely:

If you have a problem with drinking beer, what the hell are you reading this blog for in the first place?

Do you thirst to read more? Don't miss the comments pouring out here, after Jonathan Shikes's original post on the Beerdrinker of the Year.

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