What’s Up Down the Hill – November 7, 2008

Posted: November 7, 2008 by jerkmag in Uncategorized
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South Campus celebrates Obama's victory on Tuesday

On Tuesday night, South Campus rioted.

In actuality, it was a celebration, but it was one so full of passion and optimism, excitement and get-on-your-knees-and-thank-the-Lord-and-Ohio emotion, that it actually gave me hope for not only our country, but for our university.

Maybe I’m being overdramatic, but SU—I’m proud of you. For once, we put aside our differences and celebrated a collective cause, the election of our first black president.

We left our North Face fleeces at the doors and our sorority affiliations in our backpacks, forgotten just like the homework we still have due today. We logged off Juicy Campus and Facebook and gave in to something bigger than ourselves, and for that, I’m glad that I stayed on campus for this historic election. There is no place I would have rather been than among the throngs of people dancing in the parking lots, chanting “Obama Obama Obama” in place of “a milli a milli a milli” and yelling “Yes we can!” out car windows.

But this Barackarumble can only save us for so long, and eventually the fervor will die down. So keep on wearing your Obama t-shirts, leave that “Obama is my homeboy” bumper sticker on your car, and bring the celebration out of your parking lot and into the city.

People are just as excited there.

This week, the first Syracuse Beer Week was brewed up. But before it ends as a relative success, take part in the weekend festivities being held at several alehouses around the city.

Their website proclaims the mission of the festival to “enhance beer knowledge and appreciation through a series of events in the great city of Syracuse, New York.” But let’s be real folks—what you want to do is get tanked.

So celebrate the election, or drown your sorrows it if you happen to be a McCain supporter (no sarcasm here, I do feel for you guys) with a good brew and an even better D.D.—some of these events require a bit of driving.

Middle Ages Brewing Company, the beer-makers responsible for such aptly- and cleverly-named beverages as “ImPaled Ale,” “Ye Olde Kilt Tilter,” and “Druid Fluid,” will be holding a tasting from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at their brewery off Erie Boulevard (120 Wilkinson St.) today.

While you’re down there, stop for a Magic Hat sampling at Party Source on Erie from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Then head on downtown to take part in the “Franz Friday Pub Crawl.” Clark’s Ale HouseKitty Hoyne’sBlue Tusk, and Al’s Wine and Whiskey will all be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for you to slither from one to the next, slipping closer and closer to the precipice of intoxication.

Kitty Hoyne's

Kitty Hoyne's

If you’re still conscious, make your way to Empire State Brewing Company, located at 120 Walton Street in Armory Square, for either some dinner to sober yourself up, or to listen to Los Blancos play at 10:30.

So even if you’re not doing the country proud with your antics, you can at least entertain a cab driver back.

~Emily Warne (Check out Emily’s events column running every Friday!)

  1. michael says:

    Middle Ages is a great brewery to visit, if only for those badass brewery cats that lounge on top of boxes of Wailing Wench beer.

  2. Dillan Daniels says:

    Emily can make anything sound enticing!

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