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I’m not much of a drinker. I usually dislike the feeling of being out of control, and I hate the way I feel the day after, if I don’t alternate my drinks with water.
That said, I do enjoy sampling drinks from around the world, from time to time, and I do have a few favorites.
My husband is a lot more interested in different types of drinks, and has become something of a beer connoisseur. As such, it’s through him that I try a lot of different beers.
Today, we picked up a case of Stella Artois and some champagne in preparation for New Years next week.
Now, the first time I tried this particular type of beer, I kept confusing “Belgian” for “Bavarian”. I just couldn’t tell the difference between the two words, and I still need to remind myself to look for the different letters.
Now, “Bavarian” and “Ovarian” also sound very similar. The only difference in those two words are the first syllable, after all.
I bet you can see where this is going.
Shortly after I had it for the first time, I had a conversation about alcoholic beverages from around the world. I wanted to tell the person I was talking to about this particular beer, but I couldn’t remember the name, or where it was from.
Somehow, the words “ovarian beer” slipped out over the course of the conversation, and the person I was talking to just stared at me as if I had sprouted another head.
I don’t think the person I was talking to ever got the right information out of me, but my husband got quite a bit of amusement out of my mistake. We still joke about it today.
In fact, while I was still in one of my former jobs, I’d called him at home because I’d needed a friendly voice. I hadn’t known it at the time, but he’d gone to the liquor store earlier in the day, and picked up a case of this stuff.
When I got home, he took one out of the fridge and handed it to me. When I looked down, I saw that he’d crossed out the word “Belgian” on the label and wrote “Ovarian Beer” instead. I immediately felt better after the laugh.
So folks, if you too are going to have some Ovarian Beer, remember to drink responsibly and stay safe!