HBT Literary Night Open Mic

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Life is too short to drink crappy beer.
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Apr 14, 2020
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Huntsville, AL
**tap-tap** Is this thing on?

A recent exchange between @danimal92sport and @TwistedGray over on the "What are you drinking now?" got me to thinking: the denizens of HBT are a classy, sophisticated bunch. I bet they could come up with some fantastic beer poetry! So, here is the place to post your finest beer-related literary works. As they say in Fellowship of the Drink and Fellowship of the Home Brew: Rules! There must be rules!

1) All literary works must be original to the poster. No plagarism!
2) All postings must be in the form of either a haiku or a limerick (definitions below).
3) Keep it clean. I don't want to hear about any men from Nantucket.
4) All posts must be about beer. No wine, no kombucha, no seltzer. Go start your own thread.

Haiku: a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of 5, 7, and 5.

Limerick: a verse of 3 long and 2 short lines rhyming A-A-B-B-A.


A Haiku:
I love to brew beer.
My wife thinks I save money.
Hope I'm not found out.

A Limerick:
There once was a brewer named Jay.
Who tried to brew a pilsner one day.
After all of his toil,
He dozed off during the boil.
And all his precious beer boiled away.

I am CERTAIN that the group here can come up with better submissions than mine, so let's hear them!


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Feb 4, 2016
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It was a few years ago,
To a homebrew shop I did go,
With the intention of money to spend.
Little did I know, that 5 years by would go,
And the spending never would end!!

But when I look around my brewery and see,
My equipment waiting for me,
To create something tasty and MINE;
All the cash, that seemed to go so fast,
Was spent with this in mind.

To make a beer so tasty,
With help from friends at HBT,
Is something I never dreamed;
To see a full fermenter, with yeast just going a-pelter,
And know the end result will be supreme.

*yah it doesn't quite flow but this was done in about 5 minutes after drinking all day*


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Sep 1, 2017
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The Frozen Tundra/The Magic City
Limericks aren’t really hard, though it helps to have at least a little sense of rhythm. Enough to tap your foot in time to music should be sufficient.

The style has five lines. One, two, and five each have eight syllables and must all rhyme. Lines three and four have five syllables and must rhyme. That’s all there is to it. I made this one up as I was typing this. It’s not a great limerick but it’s technically correct:

There once was a brewer named Clark
Who made all his beer in a park
But it slipped his mind
That birds were not kind
Their droppings made Clark’s beer quite dark