I like good quotes, and when I’m out on a story, I’ll often pen out something I really like to mull over it later. However, while covering a wine festival several years ago, I heard a couple pretty Montana girls say they “prefer beer.” It was so out-of-place at a wine tasting, I just had to try and use it in the story. Not to mention that Missoulian wine writer Kate Murphy had given me a little background on her two childhood friends who had been so brutally honest with a reporter. It all made for a fun evening and a decent story for the paper the next day.
I hadn’t thought much about that quote since that day, but I literally ran into it again last night at Big Sky’s Betty’s For Beer class. Turns out Megan and Molly Harrington, those “We Prefer Beer” girls are taking the class, and they were sporting a new line of clothing based on their now famous quote. MontanaBeerGirls.com “We Prefer Beer” sells T-shirts with the company’s logo and saying on it.
Now it’s said that Helen’s face launched a thousand ships, but for one beer blogger to have spawned a business off of one quote, man, that’s up there. Just kidding. I was so happy to see the shirts and Molly and Megan, that I completely forgot to ask them if I could buy one for sister, who just had a birthday and is on her way to Montana next week. But that’s OK, you can get them at the Web site: MontanaBeerGirls.com.
Check out their story from the evening at the wine tasting. Brought back fond memories for me.