Daily beer aside, I’m not much of a drinker anymore. My goals as a grownup are different; I drink ale because it tastes good, not because it makes me tipsy. But in the past few weeks, I’ve come to appreciate (rather than, I should make clear, depend upon) its analgesic effects.
“Yeah,” I said. “But don’t you have a wife and kids?”
But I’m better off sticking with the one I have. Diet tonic and a squirt of lemon, please.