Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I wish I had a clever title

But I don't. The holidays have been quite busy, but enjoyable for me this year. Thanks to some shopping and gifts, I have 25 different beers in the fridge right now, including my own spiced holiday ale that I'm rather proud of, and the ever-elusive Great Lakes Christmas Ale. Some interesting things I've found recently: this article from Crain's Cleveland Business about the demand and sales of Great Lakes Christmas Ale. Good stuff there!

I also have some Yuengling in the fridge thanks to my sister's drive through Pennsylvania to get to Ohio. With Yuengling picking up a new brewery, there's a chance it could be coming to Ohio! This would make me a happy boy! Though, I wondering if having it readily available would ruin a bit of the mystique. I'm open to finding out.

I've also recently subscribed (I love RSS) to the Brookston Beer Bulletin. It's a pretty cool site. Check out the beer in art, beer in ads, and especially Guinness ads sections.

With that said, reviews of the copious amounts of beer I have will be coming soon. For now, I'm off to play some Assassin's Creed while wearing my new Ninja Turtle snuggie.

Monday, December 20, 2010

La Fin Du Monde

Just from the look of La Fin Du Monde, the experience had me thinking of champagne with the foil top and the cork. It even smells a bit like champagne and sweet grapes. The color is a delightful, hazy yellow. The taste starts citrusy, then on to grapes, and finishes a bit dry with a spicy, peppery bite. The 9% ABV is present, but not overpowering. This is complex, smooth, and quite enjoyable.

Grade: A

Monday, December 13, 2010

An Ode to Christmas Ale

If you haven't had Great Lakes Christmas Ale, this song is all you need to know! My review will be coming soon, after I pick some more up! Truly one of my favorite beers.

There is one NSFW word, but it's not a big deal. We're all grown ups here.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Evolution of the Beer Geek

Found this infographic at Beer and Whiskey Brothers. Clever stuff! I'd like to think of myself somewhere between Craftus Erectus and Geeko Sapien. Check out the rest of their infographics, too. I've been poking around their site a bit and I like it so far!

Drink With the Wench

The Wench is featuring the interview I filled out for her. This is awesome! She has a fantastic site and is great to follow on twitter, too. Thanks, Wench!