Tuesday, November 8, 2011

One ‘mo’ excuse to have a beer

A year after the official Movember movement began and lots of blokes started growing moustaches and raising money for men’s health, Beer Blokes offered an alternative. MovemBEER was born.

As we are no doubt aware, some blokes just look plain dodgy when they don a Crumb Catcher and get out in public. From Adolf Hitler to Ivan Milat and Tom Selleck some men just shouldn’t wear a Soup Strainer beneath their nose.

MovemBEER has been offering a suitable and non kiddy-scaring alternative to growing selective facial hair. Don’t panic, you can still raise money for the official Movember or you can donate directly to Beyond Blue or any other charitable research foundation you choose. It’s just so simple.

“How do I do MovemBEER, Prof?!”

I’m glad you asked. You like to drink good beer, don’t you, that’s why you’re here?

“Sure do, Prof!”

Good. MovemBEER is all about drinking good beer.

“Surely there’s a catch?!”

Ooh! You’re good. Yes, there is a catch but it’s a small one. The beer has to fit the theme.

“Wha-a-a-a-a-HT!” That sounds difficult.

It’s not, silly. Just drink beers that have ‘MO’ in them somewhere or somehow. For example; MOosehead, MOretti Pilsner or MOuntain Goat. If you think a little laterally you can also include more obscure titles like any of Red Hill’s beers because they are brewed on the MOrnington Peninsula or any of Mornington Peninsula Brewery beers because, well, it starts with ‘MO’.

In years past I have managed to squeeze just about every beer I have downed into the ‘MO’ framework. Some are easy, some you need to look at by squinting your eyes and tilting your head while emitting a low hmmmmm – but you can do it.

Whatever you spend on these beers you agree to donate to either of the following;

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Beyond Blue

A mate who is doing the ‘other’ Movember

For those looking to raise money and awareness without letting loose on the street many blokes who look as though they should be treading a well-worn path in a maximum security exercise yard, “Give That They May NOT Grow”.

If you are struggling to think of beers to fit the Modus Operandi (get it? M.O.??! Heh!?!) here are some links to the last four years of Beer Blokes MovemBEER posts to inspire you.