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Old 08-16-2005, 04:41 AM   #1
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So here's how it all went down.

I've been getting a buddy of mine into brewing. Yesterday I took the ingredients for a Boston Lager clone to show him the process and let him get his hands dirty to suck him in. All went well with the brew/instuction session and before you know it, it's 1am and time to head home. He doesn't have a lagering chest so I strapped the carboy into the passenger seat (safety first) and headed home. Not all the roads in Anchorage are what you would call "lighted" so I kept it about five under the limit (50).

Apparently I should have been going even slower than that. When I came around the last curve before my turnoff I see nothing but antlers. I know a bunch of you guys here are from TX and have yourself, or know someone who has hit a deer on the highway but nothing compares to nailing a full-grown bull moose at 50MPH.

The Dodge is totaled, I've had a 14hr headache, and the moose was pretty well mangled. I've never been in a traffic accident or ran over anything bigger than an armadillo in my 12 yrs of driving but I certainly made up for lost time with this one.

I guess you can say there are two bright points in this whole affair--the homeless of Anchorage get moose steaks for the next couple of days, and the beer came out unscathed. The cop looked at me like I was crazy when I asked him if I could grab my beer before he took me home. After I explained to him that I was a homebrewer and all that he just laughed and sent a deputy to grab it. On the ride home I gave him a short lesson on brewing and we'll be doing a batch in a couple of weeks. So basically there's one less moose in the world and one more potential homebrewer.

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Old 08-16-2005, 04:44 AM   #2
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So here's how it all went down.

I've been getting a buddy of mine into brewing. Yesterday I took the ingredients for a Boston Lager clone to show him the process and let him get his hands dirty to suck him in. All went well with the brew/instuction session and before you know it, it's 1am and time to head home. He doesn't have a lagering chest so I strapped the carboy into the passenger seat (safety first) and headed home. Not all the roads in Anchorage are what you would call "lighted" so I kept it about five under the limit (50).

Apparently I should have been going even slower than that. When I came around the last curve before my turnoff I see nothing but antlers. I know a bunch of you guys here are from TX and have yourself, or know someone who has hit a deer on the highway but nothing compares to nailing a full-grown bull moose at 50MPH.

The Dodge is totaled, I've had a 14hr headache, and the moose was pretty well mangled. I've never been in a traffic accident or ran over anything bigger than an armadillo in my 12 yrs of driving but I certainly made up for lost time with this one.

I guess you can say there are two bright points in this whole affair--the homeless of Anchorage get moose steaks for the next couple of days, and the beer came out unscathed. The cop looked at me like I was crazy when I asked him if I could grab my beer before he took me home. After I explained to him that I was a homebrewer and all that he just laughed and sent a deputy to grab it. On the ride home I gave him a short lesson on brewing and we'll be doing a batch in a couple of weeks. So basically there's one less moose in the world and one more potential homebrewer.
Wow. Some story!
I hope I don't see your misfortune in the Air Force sig events e-mail we get every day!

The good thing is the Dodge can be repaired. The beer and the human life can't. Glad you and the beer made it through.
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Old 08-16-2005, 04:50 AM   #3
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Wow. Some story!
I hope I don't see your misfortune in the Air Force sig events e-mail we get every day!
I don't think so. I didn't miss any work or anything and I didn't run into any media so no one will probably even know.
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:27 PM   #4
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Glad to hear your ok. The next question is, what are you going to call the homebrew? Bull Moose Brew, Broken Antler Lager? The possibilities are endless.

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Old 08-16-2005, 02:45 PM   #5
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Bummer story. Moose, (mooses, moosi?) are huge. Glad you're ok. (and the beer)

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Old 08-16-2005, 04:00 PM   #6
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Holy moly! Glad to hear you're OK. I hate to hear of a trashed Dodge. I'm assuming it was a Ram? Coulda been bad news if you were driving anything smaller.

For the name, my vote is "Dead Bullwinkle Lager".

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Old 08-17-2005, 04:29 PM   #7
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Glad to hear your ok. The next question is, what are you going to call the homebrew? Bull Moose Brew, Broken Antler Lager? The possibilities are endless.
I like Broken Antler Lager.

Or make a rip off label of Rogue and call the beer Dead Moose Lager.
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Old 08-17-2005, 05:00 PM   #8
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AlaskaAl(e),
a guy i used to ride w/ lived in Alaska during the summers (called him Chicken Joe, but not sure why?). he hit a moose on his H-D Ultra late one night. he was in bad shape for a while. he's up and riding and doing well (assuming he is, haven't seen him since i sold my ride). Chicken Joe stays in TX full time now. Armadillos and racoons do less damage to a 900 lb. H-D!
glad your okay and damn good story!

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Old 08-17-2005, 05:23 PM   #9
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Wow, glad you're alright! That's what I call sacrificing for your hobby! Another name idea: Moose Juice Ale.

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This is a good lesson for us all. Seatbelts save more than lives. The beer you save may be your own.

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