These Two Best Friends Have Shotgunned A Beer Together Every Day For 1000 Days In A Row
Shotgunning beers is one of the most time-honored ritual for Bros around the world. Like a handshake or a fist-pound, two Bros shotgunning a beer together is how we Bros bond as people. It’s a gesture of friendship, of brotherhood. It signifies likeminded chillness. Popping tops and chugging out of a handmade hole in the bottom of a beer can is how you know that your fellow Bro is indeed your fellow Bro.
This is the story of Dimitri and Joe, two best friends from college who made a pledge to shotgun a beer together every day “for the rest of their lives.” They’re quickly approaching Day 1000, which they will celebrate with all their friends from around the country with a massive party in Chicago.
Here’s the story of two best friends who have shotgunned a beer together everyday for almost three years in a row, in Dimitri’s own words:
Basically, back on March 10, 2014, Joe and I were both seniors in college at the University of Dayton. For no reason at all, we decided to shotgun a beer together every day that week leading up to St. Patrick’s day. Once St. Patrick’s Day arrived, we decided that we would continue the streak with no specific end day in mind. Shortly after we decided we would continue the streak for the rest of our life.
Here we are now, 980 days later, and we still have not missed a single day. We have shotgunned a beer together either in person, or through Facetime, for 980 days straight. Joe lives in the suburbs of Detroit and I live in Chicago, so the good majority of these have been through Facetime, but I would estimate we have done a solid 100 in person.
As you can imagine, we have faced quite a few obstacles throughout our journey. The most difficult part is is probably the coordination of schedules and finding a shotgunnable beer. We both work full time and obviously have plenty of other things going on in our lives. To find a time in our schedules every single day, and then to find a shotgunnable beer, is not always easy.