The joy of the shower beer
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Editors' note: This story originally ran March 3, 2016, but in honor of National Beer Day, we've rerun it with only applicable links and the intro changed.
I have taken a bath with a glass of wine before, and I've drank coffee while showering, but last night I joined the ranks of millions (?) and experienced my first shower beer.
Turns out, everything that's been written and said about drinking a cold beer in a hot shower is true – it's completely fun and refreshing. Unexpectedly, it was also inspiring – I shaved my shaggy winter legs for the first time in two months because, quite frankly, I didn't want the sudsy party to end.
Best of all, I learned a few things during my shower beer, too. I think my choice of a can – a delicious Miller Lite – was a good one because there's no fear of breakage. I also realized that the fact beer makes me have to pee is not a problem in the least when shower beering. I was, after all, standing over a drain.
I've come to the conclusion that I really don't drink beer naked often enough (probably because I'm not and have never been a nudist, the Hamm's bear or a frat boy) and, as long as I don't step on a bottle cap or overdo it and slip in the tub, there's absolutely nothing wrong with mixing hygiene with getting slightly hammered.
There are a lot of shower beer selfies out there, but I made a showerbeer vid. Also, the first person who comments that my tub really needs to get caulked is automatically volunteering to come over and do it.
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I had a couple cases of beer way past expiration so I filled the tub for a bath. Beer spas are popular throughout Europe including countries such as Austria. The soothing, warm water supposedly allows your pores to open, drawing out toxins and stimulating the circulatory system. The hops help to exfoliate the skin, sloughing off the dead upper layer. The active beer yeast is considered an extremely healing ingredient and contains B vitamins and saccharides, which help purify and renew the skin while locking in moisture.
If you drink beer in the shower....you may have a problem.....
I only shower in the morning on days I go to work. This is something I can't enjoy.
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