By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jan 24, 2024 at 5:01 PM

In honor of National Beer Day – obviously a very important holiday for Brew City – here’s a throwback piece. For more thirst-quenching beer content, click here – and cheers to you, Milwaukee!

In honor of National Beer Can Appreciation Day, enjoy this piece from the OnMilwaukee archives!

I have taken a bath with a glass of wine before, and I've drank coffee while showering, but last night I joined the ranks of millions (?) and experienced my first shower beer. 

Turns out, everything that’s been written and said about drinking a cold beer in a hot shower is true – it’s completely fun and refreshing. Unexpectedly, it was also inspiring – I shaved my shaggy winter legs for the first time in two months because, quite frankly, I didn’t want the sudsy party to end.

Best of all, I learned a few things during my shower beer, too. I think my choice of a can – a delicious Miller Lite – was a good one because there's no fear of breakage. I also realized that the fact beer makes me have to pee is not a problem in the least when shower beering. I was, after all, standing over a drain.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I really don’t drink beer naked often enough (probably because I’m not and have never been a nudist, the Hamm's bear or a frat boy) and, as long as I don’t step on a bottle cap or overdo it and slip in the tub, there's absolutely nothing wrong with mixing hygiene with getting slightly hammered.

There are a lot of shower beer selfies out there, but I made a showerbeer vid. Also, the first person who comments that my tub really needs to get caulked is automatically volunteering to come over and do it. 

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.