Thursday, June 24, 2010

Beer is Good and Stuff

My first post on this blog was about beer and then, well I got busy talking about robots and cowboys. But now we’re back to beer and I won’t neglect it as much as we move forward. Wednesday is my normal night out at the local pub, so for a little while Thursdays will be the day to talk about beer. In fact we are going to talk about 126 beers. If that sounds like a pretty specific number that is the number of different beers I need to drink to get my own glass at the bar I go to. Some will be pretty well know, I won’t spend much time on them. The ones that are more obscure will get a bigger write up.

Beers 1, 2, 3

Beer 1 was a Guinness, because that is what I’m normally drinking when I hit the pub anyway. It is going to be hard to get through that many other beers when the Bartenders usually start pouring a Guinness for me as soon as they see me walkthrough the door.

Beer 2 wasn’t very exciting either, it was a Newcastle. Not that there is anything wrong with Newcastle. I enjoy a brown ale every once in a while. But last night I was just more interested in checking off the beers they have on draft. So it was a Newcastle night.

Beer 3 was a Fort Collins Chocolate Stout. Here is where we get interesting. I’ve had chocolate stouts before but not this one. It has a nice head and a good chocolaty smell. You don’t get much chocolate in the taste and the flavor here isn’t very heavy. I am a fan of stouts and this seems not as strong as a lot of the others. So if not being able to see through your beer intimidates you, this might be a good one to try. For those who care about the numbers, ABV was just under 5 and IBU just over 30.

Next week we’ll probably get to 3 or 4 other beers. I’ll try to delve deeper into the selection, if anyone has any suggestions on beers to try I’ll see if they have it. So with that I’ll leave you with some words of wisdom from either Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra, they’ve both said it, not sure who said first.

“I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.”

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