You all know my buddy Trooper York, don't you? No? Well, maybe you should.
His blog is always good reading; here's a link. You'll enjoy it,trust me, even though it can be a bit of an acquired taste at times, just like good booze.
Trooper York is his nom de blog. His real name is Buffy Kangaroo, or some Irish sounding name like that.
Trooper's a busy, busy man. He and his wife are proprietors of an increasingly hip women's plus-size dress shop in Brooklyn, their store provides background for Project Runway, and they design and manufacture several lines of clothing.
Here's the best part: He's an accountant who specializes in cooking the books for dive bars and Chinese restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
A recurring feature on his blog is a theme called Remembrance of Days Pabst, in which he describes alcohol-saturated client meetings, back in the days before the nannies scornfully pointed their gnarled, withered fingers at eight-beer lunches.
I've often wondered exactly how Trooper did his beer research. His descriptions of the places, times and libations are so exact, so spot-on, so perfect, that they have to be true.
In a moment of blog-jealousy, I hired Robert Marlowe to investigate. The super-secret video below was made by Marlowe, then smuggled out of Germany. The entire operation was highly covert; it was done under the guise of filming a movie called The Big Sleep.
The secret video is below. It shows Trooper York's beer tasting technique, the one that brings such a sense of real-life drinking to his blog stories.
Here's a bent elbow for you, Trooper.
EDIT: Hat tip to Chickenlittle and Amba 12 for links to video.