Today’s Reason To Drink

Six in the pink …

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so get ready to see a thick coating of Pepto-Bismol pink sprayed everywhere. I actually like the color pink, and obviously I think breast cancer is a serious issue.

My mom has breast cancer, but at the moment it’s hanging out in her spine. We thought we got rid of it in the ’90s, but it turns out it was just in hiding, waiting for the right opportunity to reappear — like Lindsay Lohan.

After a hip replacement a few years back, the cancer found its opportunity and returned to battle with one tough broad. She’s winning.

It’s a good time to mention West Sixth Brewing out of Lexington is partnering with the Susan G. Komen Kentucky organization and will donate part of its proceeds from its Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter to breast cancer research — now through December. You’ll notice in stores that the familiar plastic purple tops will now be pink.

Fall is the perfect time for a thick, chocolaty porter — it’s really the only time of year I enjoy the beer style. And I’m kinda craving one now.

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