# Can you swim in a pool of beer?

Read the original article on Lords of the Drinks, a sloppy blog with amusing pictures.

Somehow in my aimless stumbling around the internet I found this breakdown of the cost of filling a swimming pool with alcoholic beverages. I don’t speak euros, so  I decided to bust out my calculator. Preliminary research indicates that it is safe to swim in a pool of beer, but I can’t vouch for some of the higher proof liquors out there. I think swimming in a cocktail would just depress me. I’d think of the waste of it all. The sides would spill over and mix in the mud, and well who cares by then I’d be drunk.  Woo party!

Lets say your swimming pool contains 8392.56 gallons, because I grew up derping around in one that size. (Volume = width x height x average depth). Also I didn’t calculate sales tax because I just did my taxes and now I hate taxes.

## White Russian

I’m lazy and a drunk, so I make mine 2 to 2 to 1 (vodka, Kahlua, cream).

I don’t know anything about vodka except it makes you drunker and SKYY tastes like nail-polish remover, but this lady calculated the price per galon for Absolut to be \$58.26.  Fun fact, vodka is cheaper than Roundup but more expensive than Red Bull.

Assuming you’re buying your Kahlua in liter increments (I know I do) the total cost is…\$612,817.04 (at \$73 per gallon)

WAIT NO WAY. 3 figures to fill a swimming pool? Don’t believe me? Do your own math.  The internet says the average swimming pool is about 16k gallons. Multiply that by a \$70/gallon cocktail and you’re well over my estimate.

## Wookey Jack (Firestone Black Rye IPA)

After that sticker-shock, I thought I’d go for a beer. But not just any beer, because in San Diego we only drink the best brews. Wookey can be found for \$6.99 a bottle, so it’s half as expensive as your caucasian, dude. But good luck finding 8 thousand gallons of this beer. I just bought the last one at KnB’s.

Total cost: \$341,317.79 (at \$40.67 per gallon)

## Tecate

Ok, I lied, sometimes we feel poor and we drink piss water. Can I find a drink that doesn’t cost more than my student loans? Since it’ll take 542 kegs to fill the pool your total cost is… \$75,874.58 (at an affordable \$9.03 per galon)

Makes me feel like I didn’t waste so much money on my education. A fine arts degree at UCSD for less than it costs to fill a pool with cheap cerveza…

## Whistlepig

And now we’ll finish with the whiskey that’s been on my mind. Whistlepig tastes like freshly toasted pumpernickel and success.

Total cost, 3 MILLION DOLLARS. Or, more accurately, \$3,209,726.18 (at \$382.45 per galon)

Good thing filling my stomach is considerably less expensive.

You can check my math if you like. It’s messy and I didn’t write all the units because I’m not in school anymore and you can’t tell me what to do with my life.

## 2 thoughts on “Can you swim in a pool of beer?”

1. Your blog’s awesome! I’m only here for two more weeks ~ where’s the best place for me to go tonight (a Thursday) as a solo traveller?! Waiting for your expert advice….

• Why thank you!

On a Thursday night I’d hit up a dive and join those restless for Friday. Alibi on University has some wall art you’d appreciate and nearly always I have an interesting conversation there with a stranger. If you get bored, walk down to Ruby Room, they’re having Nerdcore tonight (bring \$5 for cover). I almost bought a troll face trivet last time – it was made out of perler beads!!

Or go to the corner of Park & Adams and ricochet between Lancers, Small Bar, and Bourbon St. Get \$1 fish tacos from El Zarape and smother them in sauces; they have one of two green sauces in this town that I actually love.