THERE has never been a year more suitably paired with alcohol than this one, so the Daily Mash has joined forces with artisan beer wizards Northern Monk to produce our own pale ale.
Get a few cans in and follow the events of the year with our drinking game:
JANUARY and FEBRUARY
Donald Trump was justly yet pointlessly impeached, Harry and Meghan announced they were stepping back from Royal duties, and the UK left the EU. Drink for every time you said ‘Well, this is a low point. Hopefully this year’s uphill from here.’
MARCH and APRIL
Britain went from watching Italy go into lockdown to wondering if we’d go into lockdown to begging for bloody lockdown to locked down, with the prime minister in intensive care and Dominic f**king Raab in charge. Drink for every time you drank on a weekday before 6pm.
MAY and JUNE
While the nation stayed home and did Zoom quizzes, Dominic Cummings told us all that he was a good father, a key driver of Northumberland tourism and a keen amateur optician. Drink for every lockdown regulation you subsequently ignored.
JULY and AUGUST
Britain and the world cautiously reopen, allowing friends and family to see each other and the inside of a pub. Teenagers everywhere get completely made-up GCSEs and A-levels. Drink for every government U-turn.
SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER
Kids go to school for the first time since bloody March. The government celebrates by deciding to break international law, which is no problem because Trump’s into it and he’s going nowhere. Drink for every mole Johnson ineffectively whacks with a regional lockdown.
NOVEMBER and probably DECEMBER
Back in lockdown, the UK is rocked by Trump’s election loss, the discovery of not one but three vaccines, and an unsettling sense of fear caused by good things happening. Drink for every 1,000 lorries queuing along the M20.