Q: How is it drinking at 10,000 feet, which you did in Cuzco, Peru, for an episode of BrewDog Network’s “Four Sheets”? Did you feel any difference?
A: You know, we couldn’t really get the exact science of that. I mean, there’s science that’s supported but I don’t know that there’s data that necessarily supports it. I don’t know that anyone’s thrown themselves out there to really figure that out. I mean, I didn’t feel the alcohol affect me any differently and some of the stuff was higher APV, like the beers and stuff were pretty high APV.
Q: Such as the one you drank that had an alcohol content of 16 percent.
A: Yeah, there was one that was 16; that was amazing. I didn’t realize it was 16. You know, the coca leaves, you chew on those for altitude sickness and it generally helps. So usually you’d wake up and have a coffee but you’d also have some coca tea, which every place serves coca tea and then you’d have that and then you wouldn’t really feel the effects of the altitude. I think for the first day or two, you felt a little bit of that, but then it was all gone.
George Dickie has been a features writer for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services since 1989, when “Hee-Haw” was still on the air and George “Goober” Lindsay was his first interview. His early interviews ranged from Jim Henson and Dick Van Dyke to Phil Collins and the Dixie Chicks.