About this Monkey Tale
Submitted by Sean Lawhorne
A former boss of mine shared my appreciation for good beer. So, one day he told me about this new beer his boys brought him to try called "Golden Monkey." He told me that I should try it, if I get a chance. Fast forward roughly 4 months. I stopped to pick up some beer on my way home from work, when I came across this exact beer being sold at my local distributor! So of course, I had to buy a case of it, because my boss had never steered me wrong before!
So one evening, after the little ones were sound asleep, I sat down in my recliner, to watch an episode of my favorite show at the time (SOA). Next to me, on the little table, rested a cold bottle of Golden Monkey. Well, I finished that bottle, and thought to myself, that it tasted good, and in fact, good enough to have another! When it was all said and done, I had finished 6 in under an hour, and couldn't understand why my speech sounded funny? I figured "oh well, time for bed." When I woke early the next morning, to get ready for a day of work, needless to say, it was a rough start, as I now realized that my slurred speech was due to intoxication the night before, which led to a hangover in the early morning!
After getting to work, and pushing through and getting some things accomplished, I grabbed my phone and dialed up my boss. When he answered on the other end I asked him, "What the HELL did you do to me?!" He asked what I was talking about, because I had neglected to tell him that I even purchased the Golden Monkey. So I simply replied with two words, "Golden. Monkey."
At this point, he started laughing hysterically, and said, "Having a rough morning are you?" Needless to say, I now have a new found respect for the Monkey, and am fully aware of its mystical power! Since this time, I have enjoyed Golden Monkey on various occasions, but I know, that I can only enjoy two of them at one sitting, then I MUST switch to ANYTHING else! Otherwise, the Golden Monkey will win again!