Heidelberg Beer Club

I came across this in the Washington Post (Mar 27, 1892). I like the idea that the ability to drink a gallon of beer in one sitting makes you "beer honorable".

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Aug 26, 2014
     Category: Inebriation and Intoxicants | Nineteenth Century

Must be from somewhere on the east coast, my home town was full of Germans and Irish and a gallon??? really, only a gallon??
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/26/14 at 08:49 AM
Yeah, well, consuming a gallon of beer at one sitting is one thing. Keeping it down afterwards is another thing altogether. This is one reason I never became a big drinker and relied mainly on the evil weed for my jollies - you don't puke on your shoes.
Posted by KDP on 08/26/14 at 03:36 PM
Who knew I was any kind of honorable?
Posted by Miles on 08/26/14 at 05:49 PM
Don't know if I could do it but I'd like to try!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/26/14 at 08:23 PM
I call shenanigans on this one. Germans never used imperial units of measurement, so why would they set a standard of a gallon? Since this is an American paper, it must be an American gallon. That is only 128 US ounces -- a little more than 10 bottles. That would be a modest evening of drinking in my younger days, and I wouldn't have held a candle to those German beer hounds. I've downed more wine in a sitting. Not a very high bar, even if one is drinking German beer. It would be lethal to me now of course, but then taking on a few flights of stairs would be lethal as well.
Posted by Harvey on 08/27/14 at 07:00 PM
...and that's how "lush carpeting" was invented.
Posted by tadchem on 08/29/14 at 05:32 AM
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