November 12, 2007

Citromax, Coors, and IPA

During the course of the Golden Gate Half Marathon on November 4, we drank a lot of Citromax. I guess it's the other "gatorade," gatorade being the now generic term for sports drinks (like band aid or post-its). After 13.1 miles of Citromax, we never want to drink it again. The race was also sponsored by Arrowhead water, of which we drank a lot. What role do Coors and IPAs play in a 1/2 marathon?

Unbeknowst to us, in a post titled "Forget Gatorade, drink beer", Brookston Beer Bulletin reports - based on a Spanish study - that "for the dehydrated person, beer helps retain liquid better than water." As it turns out, we split a cup of Coors (the best cup of Coors we have ever had) after the race. We followed this brew - much later in the day and after properly hydrating ourselves with water and juice - with an IPA tasting. We informally compared Deschutes Inversion IPA, Wolaver's IPA, Indica IPA, and Lagunitas IPA. One of us prefers Lagunitas, while the other really enjoys Wolaver's. For both of us, the Indica is a second favorite.

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