Mountainbeering is a fairly simple concept. If you have any trouble grasping the idea behind what we are trying to do, maybe you should take another look at our “About” page. The following adventure almost seems too perfect of a coincidence to be on this blog, enjoy…
Around the world, nothing says “St. Patrick’s Day” quite like a Guinness. Additionally, there are few other places in America that say “mountains” quite like Colorado. Put the two together, and you’ve got yourself one fantastic day!
Last St. Paddy’s Day I was living in Vail, CO and had the pleasure to make it up to one of my favorite spots on the mountain to enjoy some Guinness before the mayhem, of a holiday geared entirely towards drinking, on a ski mountain in Colorado ensued.
I woke up early, as any true O’Malley would on St. Paddy’s Day and loaded some Guinness into my pack. After grabbing my skis I hit the lifts and traversed over to a quiet spot on the mountain. It was one of those great, Colorado, blue-sky days and I couldn’t think of anything better than having a can of the “dark stuff”, taking a few runs down the mountain, then repeating.
Later on that day I was joined by all the bums that like to get on the hill around the “crack of noon” for what proved to be an awesome day filled with great craic…drinks, good friends, unbeatable views, more drinks, and of course some skiing! As much as I enjoyed the time spent with everyone, whenever I think back to that particular St. Paddy’s Day (one of the very few I can particularly remember) the first image that comes to mind is the time spent alone in the morning; just me, the mountain, and a beer.