February 5, 2010

Friday Night Beer Pairing: Miller High Life & Valient Thorr

After fleeing their overpopulated and war-torn home of Venus, Valient Thorr settled in North Carolina. Since their arrival, the other 49 states are in debt. They have a very unique sound not of this earth, if you will. They have been spreading positive vibrations on an insane touring regime that has only been interrupted by Valient Himself donating one of his kidneys to his earthling father. The band is a hybrid of punk, bluegrass, and metal that is very unique, and so good. It feels as if I am listening to Adolescents, Sir Lord Baltimore, Thin Lizzy, and the dueling banjos of Deliverance all at the same time. Because of this reason, it reminds me of several different times in my life, and there is only one beer that represents my drinking life since its inception at the precious age of 14. Miller High Life.

The first time that I drank a High Life was with my old friend Miles Leland. It is a little bit creepy, because he has two first names, and his infatuation with High Life was due to his attraction to the babe on the moon. Little did I know his genius, and the way he would change my life. The ways that I enjoy High Life is just as dynamic as Valent Thorr. Its a perfect beer for camping, watching a movie, road trips, river rafting, chilling at the beach, chores, listening to tunes... but especially for partying super fucking hard. This song reminds me of riding my bike in Santa Cruz, looking for chicks...failing miserably, then getting super trashed with brosephs and getting in a ton of trouble. I saw Valient Thorr last year, and it was the best show I had seen in a long time. I was there with friends, drinking High Life, headbanging with my foot on the monitors, and pouring every third beer on my head. It was amazing. High Life and Valient Thorr remind me of not giving a shit, getting heated, and making bad decisions. Put the video on, get a High Life, and get ready to make bad decisions.

6 Comments:

Nightrain said...

Rad.

awmercy said...

Agreed. Double rad, once for the story, once for the video.

Plus, High Life was my fuel of choice last night at Slabtown.

Nightrain said...

You must have rocked hard last night... if you followed the guidelines set forth by Slaughter in his post.

awmercy said...

Well, unfortunately I did not see his guidelines until this morning. But have no fear, there are still two more nights of rawk.

Justin_Slaughter said...

Glad you enjoyed the pairing, boys. I drank high life exclusively throughout the entire weekend in honor of the post, can't wait to do another in a while...... I did find it a bit disturbing that off all the beers a zymurgeek like myself could choose, high life was the most present in my mind....

awmercy said...

Every week I think: man, this band would go really well with High Life.

Maybe we should change this to the Friday night High Life pairing...