Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by TheFlern, May 8, 2012.
David Foster Wallace
George RR Martin
Could probably go 25 deep easy, but these are top of mind.
He was one of the greats...and just seemed like a nice dude prior to going blind and beating up on his wife
Stone's Greg Koch
(with about a million honorable mentions, including Kurt Vonnegut, Evelyn Waugh, Lee Trevino, James McMurtry, Ken Hitchcock and Lindy Ruff)
Hunter Thompson while sharing an imperial stout aged in Chivas barrels.
I'm thinking Steve McQueen or maybe Clint Eastwood
whoa, as a self-proclaimed baseball historian I can't believe I wasn't aware of his wife's accusations. Not to turn this into a thread about Puckett, he was an amazing player, but I retract my previous statement, I would not ever want to have shared a drink with him
Chesty Puller and Smedley Butler.
I'll second that and toss in my fav---Blind Blake....or Blind Boy Fuller.
John Daly. Chain smoking and selling merchandise from his RV the minimum legal distance from Augusta National property. Then we would go to Hooters.
Huey Long, Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt all together in Paris, 1929.
Keep your hands >3 ft from his mouth. Very credible source said he wiped out 2 or 3 pitchers, close to 100 wings and pack of cigs on a night after play here a bit ago at the then known as Wachovia golf tourney (before smoking banned in restaurants in NC).
Missed the cut, I believe.
This is pretty much the same question as "what historical figure would you like to meet"
So if we count dead people id have to say Nikola Tesla
Alive, id probably say Sam from Dogfish Head, and we would drink some homebrew.
My all time favorite athlete.
Oh--and they went out afterwards.
Me at age 21.
Winston Churchill in a London pub with a cask bitter.
If you could go back to 1929 and get Hitler and Stalin in the same room you would have the opportunity to save a whole lot of people a whole lot of trouble.
But actually I'd love to have sat in a pub with a bitter with C.S. Lewis.
I don't think I would spend time with any politician.
My grandfather, Michael Surowiec. He died in 1992 before craft beer was everywhere and he was a Polish immigrant who thought American beer in the 80's was crap and missed the "good" beer he could get in Poland back in the day. He would absolutely love the beer choices in today's market.
Maybe Bas Rutten.. Oh how bout Ian McKaye!
Neil Degrasse Tyson
With Anthony Bourdain, somewhere far far away.
But the boys couldn't drink because they are minors....
I would love to have a high end BA stout with my father. Parabola or something like that. My father passed away before I got into craft beer. I think he would have enjoyed it.
The first one to come to mind would a Pabst Blue Ribbon with Dennis Hopper
I think I would go with garrett oliver. His book brewmasters table is one of my favorites and I think he would be a really interesting guy to talk beer with. All of his experiences and travels, definitely a cool guy to hear stories from. After that I think it would be really neat to have a beer with the brewmasters at fuller smith turner.
My future self.
Brian Jones and Irving Thalberg.
I'd drink a case of the new budweiser with some native americans.....Just so I could say I shared "America" with the Indians!
He was accused but never charged...it just kind of tarnished his legacy near the end. He did amazing things in Minneapolis and in Chicago for kids and the less fortunate...plus he played the game in a stand-up way. He was my idol growing up so I don't condone that kind of stuff if it happened...but he still is a legend in my eyes. Compartmentalize yo!
Booger from Revenge of the Nerds
That's just creepy!
Jeffery Lebowski...."The Dude"....Not the "other" Jeffrey Lebowski...
Oh, & throw in Sam Elliott, just so he can say: "The Dude abides"
BJ Penn and Cowboy Cerone
I know it's Michael Jackson the beer author, but I can't help instinctively thinking you mean the more famous person with that name. I ask myself what it would have been like to have a beer with him and the word that comes to mind is complicated.
what comes to my mind is fucking creepy