Unemployed reporter turns brewer, keeps sense of humor

You have to love a reporter who makes a joke — and beer — out of his unemployment. 

Unemployedreporterbeer

Best of all is his label, which reads in part: 

"Porter style beers were first popularized in the nineteenth century by merchant sailors and manual dock laborers. Unemployed Reporter is crafted in the same tradition, honoring a profession likewise doomed to decline and irrelevance."

For this new class of "expendables," the label goes on:

"We've included chocolate and roasted barley malts that are as dark and bitter as the future of American journalism, and a high alcohol content designed to numb the pain of a slow, inexorable march toward obsolescence. While Unemployed Reporter is especially delicious as a breakfast beer, it's still smooth enough to be enjoyed all day, every day. And let's be honest: what else do you have going on?"

A wildly popular social media item, originally from the Hartford Courant

ADD: Credited the media source, but not the source: the reporter/wit Jon Campbell. My apologies, Mr. Campbell. No blog found as of yet, unfortunately. 

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