This line from the Silver Jews' song "Trains Across the Sea" has always intrigued some people. But what are the logistics of this claim? Is it realistic? How many beers per month, week, day would it take?
On the face it, not all that many:
But was he drinking all 27 years? Generously assuming he started at age 15, credulity weakens slightly:
If he was scrupulously legal and started drinking at age 21, however, the schedule acquires another magnitude of rigor: