Reaching the Bottom of the Mariana Trench

Today I am drinking Weird Beard’s Mariana Trench.  It is a pale ale.  5.3% ABV.  I’m not going to attempt to get any more technical than that.

The Mariana Trench is located in the western Pacific and is famous as being the deepest point in the world’s oceans.  At its deepest point––the Challenger Deep––it is 10,916m below sea level.  Arounds.

To date, four descents have been made, only two of which have been personned.  The latest descent was made by film director James Cameron in 2012.  The first descent was made by Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste in 1960.  This descent pre-dated the first Moon landing by nine years, and yet more people have since set foot on the Moon than have ever reached the bottom of our deepest ocean.

There is a lesson to be learned here.  A lesson in beer.  A lesson in Life.  It is easier going up than coming down.

Weird Beard’s Mariana Trench is very quaffable.  Almost too easy.  It seems more like a session beer than its ABV would suggest.  I reach the bottom of my glass far more rapidly than a trip to the Mariana Trench would suggest.


Perhaps it should be renamed after a continental shelf rather than an oceanic trench?  The Siberian Shelf: now that’s a beer I’d like to drink.

© Beery Sue


Beery Sue enjoys her pint of Mariana Trench.

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