The end of the world is just a day away, and as the crazies prepare for it by stockpiling canned goods and jugs of water, I’m more concerned about which beer I’m going to drink to celebrate the future. You see, the world isn’t really going to end and the Mayans didn’t even predict it would. December 21, 2012, is just the final date on one of the Mayan calendars. According to scholars, the ancient Maya created several calendars and when one ended, another began.
For the Mayans, the end of a calendar cycle wasn’t about death and destruction but about rebirth and newness. December 21 should be about the celebration of what’s to come, not about the doom and gloom of a bygone world. Regardless of which view you lean towards, there’s a beer for you!
Beers for when the end of the world draws nigh:
Unibroue - La Fin du Monde
Shock Top - End of The World Midnight Wheat
The Lost Abbey - Judgment Day
Three Floyds - Apocalypse Cow
DC Brau - On the Wings of Armageddon
Elysian - Doom Golden Treacle Pale
Weyerbacher - Rapture
Beers for a new and better world on the horizon:
Sierra Nevada - Celebration
Shmaltz Brewing Company - Jewbelation
Sam Adams - Utopias
Avery - New World
Russian River - Redemption
What beers will you be drinking as the Mayan calendar comes to end on 12/21/12? Let me know in the comments. Cheers!