L’Shanah Tovah, everyone.
Over the past days, several individuals have confirmed that the barley is Aviv, and we have received numerous reports that new moon was sighted in Israel on March 13, 2013. So. . . yeah; Happy New Year.
It occurs to me that we need a fun New Year’s tradition – something similar to the Rabbanite use of “apples and honey” for their Rosh Hashanah. So here is my best shot.
Honey Barley Beer. BOOM.
It makes a ton of sense. The barley plays a critical role in the determination of the new year. Honey represents the sweetness of God’s law. Combine honey and barley into beer, and you’ll truly understand that God is Great, Beer is Good, and People are Crazy.
Of course, the main drawback of beer is that people under a certain age are generally prohibited from drinking it. So parents cannot enjoy this tradition with their children. I guess kids are stuck with barley soup. Or honey barley root beer? Well, this “tradition” is clearly a work in progress.
But, in the meantime, if you’re of legal age, perhaps you’ll enjoy some honey barley beer before Passover. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find, since most beer is made with barley.
And if you have any beer recommendations, let me know. Maybe we’ll make one the official New Year Brew of A Blue Thread.
* Neither Draft Magazine nor any of these beers is affiliated with A Blue Thread. Please drink responsibly.