There is nothing that drives me crazier than people of a certain age endlessly talking about their ailments, so I will not tell you about mine except to say that I am grateful to live in a time when there are a variety of medications to alleviate them. There is a price though. I am barred from even moderate alcohol consumption. Thankfully, there has been an another great advance in civilization. There are quite a few decent non-alcoholic beers. Probably there will never be a non-alcoholic India Pale Ale, because then my life would just be too good.
As I poked around looking to see if there might be one, I found this comment:
To my knowledge no one has even bothered to think about making a non-alcoholic IPA. Seems like a pointless endeavor,
Well Mr. Lon S Cohen, GenX slacker, you will be 60 someday and might have one of my ailments. Then you will regret that thoughtless comment, but I will not wish that on you and hope that you can enjoy IPAs well into your dotage and not have to be content with occasional sips from a regular dining companion. The point of this is that I love beer, independent of its alcohol content, so I am rather disturbed when people try to claim that things that are clearly not beer are. It seems almost sacrilegious. Why would anybody do such a thing ? Particularly a company that has the hallowed "Guinness" as part of its name ? To save taxes of course. Taxes is what I mostly write about and what I mostly read about.