Friday, February 27, 2015

Mark's Law of Beer

We've all heard of Murphy's Law, which is usually stated thusly:"If anything can go wrong, it will."

This is followed usually by Murphy's First Corollary: "Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse."

Which then leads to Murphy's Second Corollary: "It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious."

This often references Murphy's Constant: "Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value."

Leading lastly to O'Toole's Commentary: "Murphy was an optimist."

And you may have read or heard of other rules. There's the classic (and one presumes ancient) The Golden Rule: "He who has the gold, makes the rules" and the obtuse Vique's Law: "A man without religion is like a fish without a bicycle."

Let's add to this list, with Mark's Law of Beer. It is very simple, and in a couple of lines summarizes the entire craft and mass market beer drinking scene, from brewers to drinkers. It offends no one.

Some "award-winning" beers may not necessarily be good.
And some good beers may not necessarily be "award-winning."

That is all.

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