On this rock I build my city

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Iron City beer causes me to re-evaluate what I think of the beverage- beer. With its bitter undertones, I am forced to imagine one of my favorite passages from Oliver Twist:

“Oliver Twist has asked for more!”

Oh Charles Dickens, did they have Iron City in your time? If not, I should not want to to be there, no matter how pretty the narrations.

“But, tears were not the things to find their way to Mr. Bumble’s soul; his heart was waterproof.”

I should have wanted to be waterproof if there was no Iron City to quench my longing thirst. Did Oliver ask for more? I would like to ask for more Iron City, and may it never hasten its trip to my mouth.

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