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Surly Bikes Can (and do) Carry New Belgium Beer

And the proof is in the pudding (or in the photo (as there is no actual pudding))... I woke up this morning to my phone buzzing. It was buzzing because an early-bird friend had sent an email with a link to the Official Intergalactic Surly Regional HQ Facebook page (it's linked right there (take a minute and go like it, then come back and finish reading this)). When I opened the link I found a picture of a new bike from Surly, the corpulent Moonlander, and strapped right to the front rack of this jelly-bellied bicycle was a New Belgium Folly Pack. The picture was captioned "Nighttime beer run on the Moonlander, two great tastes that blah blah blah..."

So I went ahead and stole the picture right off their Facebook page (screen-shot short-cuts on my keyboard have made violations and the theft of intellectual property sooooo much easier). In that grainy and kind of dark photo is one really nice looking bike and 12 delicious looking beers, together in harmony.

The caption, however, has left me a bit thirsty (pun present), it states (post comma) "two great tastes that blah blah blah..." These recurring blahs leave the last part of the poster's thought unknown, unfinished. The interpretation of the "blahs" is left to the reader. So I figured I'd take a couple minutes this morning and ask around NBB, see if my coworkers have any thoughts as to the interpretation of the "blah blah blahs" found at the end of Surly's unfinished caption.

So, here it is, without further adieu (as they say) the first (and maybe only) caption contest (we'll see how it goes) in the history of this blog.

1: Nighttime beer run on the Moonlander, two great tastes that "are both better than getting your fingers caught in a slamming door." Jordana

2: Nighttime beer run on the Moonlander, two great tastes that "both remind me of your Mother." My Dad (he happened to call mid-contest)

3: Nighttime beer run on the Moonlander, two great tastes that "could be used to re-create 'Smoky and the Bandit,' but you know, on bikes and without all the Coors and my mustache really isn't that great. Wait, can we start over?"  Ryan

4: Nighttime beer run on the Moonlander, two great tastes that "can get you rolling in the mud (wink, wink)." Simpson

5: Nighttime beer run on the Moonlander, two great tastes that "yackity, yack Bussmann, can you ever just shut your mouth?" a different Ryan

6: Nighttime beer run on the Moonlander, two great tastes that "get you where you need to go." Drew

7: Nighttime beer run on the Moonlander, two great tastes that "make me wish the planet Arrikis was real and I lived there and it's environment was more accommodating to people and I had beer and this bike and a lot of free time to drink and ride and think about "Dune" and really just get to know myself better." Me (Bussmann/Juicebox/the Pineapple)

8: Nighttime beer run on the Moonlander, two great tastes that "make you think of Mag-Chloride induced esophageal reflux." Meghan

I got a couple more answers, but they weren't that good and I figured I should really just cap it at the best 8 (we don't have all day). Tell me what you think. Who won? Maybe you have a caption for the adding? You can comment on the Facebook post (here at NBB FB HQ) or send me an email, mbussmann@newbelgium.com.

I will tally the answers and let you know the truth. I will also take those answers back to Surly and see if the winning caption was anywhere close to the actual thought at the end of that nighttime beer run and then maybe ask if they want to come over and drink some beers with us.

I love you all,

-Juicebox