Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I love beer lists

With my beloved husband's birthday just around the corner, and so many people putting together to-do lists for the return to school in the fall. I felt compelled to come up with a list of my own.

What sort of list should I make? A list of my favorite beers? Nah, already tried that.

What about a list of things to do before I turn thirty? Well that would be touch as I only have 2 years to get that done, and poor Blake can't participate in another two weeks.

A list of places I would like to visit? That list could be never ending, like my list of things I want to share with my daughter.

I think I have figured it out! The Thirty Beers I Need to Try.

Now, for some help... I have a few in mind, but I think that since I am still a novice in the beer world some assistance is needed. What beers do you think I HAVE to try? Send me your ideas, leave me comments on what you think I need to drink, that I haven't already tried. Once I have my MUST HAVE list complied, I will share.

PS. I am terribly indecisive about almost everything, so if I need help deciding between a few, I will ask you to be my tie breakers.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chick Beer? Really?

Have you seen this? Chick Beer. I saw it while I was out shopping the other day. It stopped me in my tracks. I thought it was a joke. What is wrong with drinking regular craft beer? Why do women need a beer of their own? I haven't tried it so I can't say I don't like it... but this name and marketing might turn me off from trying it. I don't call myself a chick (beergirl, yes), and I am not drawn to pink things. I can see how the pink six pack will stick out on the shelves of liquor stores.

What are your thoughts on it? Have any of you tried it? Am I being overly sensitive?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Russian Imperial Ale and Headless Man Alt

I had a really nice treat this past weekend. I got to hang out with my friend Amy (yes, the one from previous posts, sorry guys, she is taken) while drinking some beers. It wasn’t something that we had planned, but none-the-less, it was a nice treat.

I made her watch From Russia with Love with me, while I drank an Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout. I don’t need to go over how much I love James Bond films; I think we already know that I love 007.  What I can also say is that I now love North Coast Brewing’s Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout. I have had several beers from North Coast brewing, and each time I think that this one is the best beer I have had from them. Time and time again their versatility amazes me. The Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout is everything that you look for in a stout, it is dark and caramelly, without any burnt malt flavors. There is a milky, creamy texture that coats your mouth, and it is just sweet enough. This is a stout that I will recommend to everyone, not just people who love stouts.  The best part (to me anyways) is that it was light and didn’t fill you up, and on a hot summer evening, that is what you want.
How could you NOT love Sean Connery!?

I also had Tyranena Brewing Company’s Headless Man Amber alt. This was a beer that I had been looking forward to trying for some time. It was a clean and mellow beer, with a great color. I love the story on it. I do have to say that it was difficult to have this after the Old Rasputin stout, and that I should have known. I am hoping that I can get out to Tyranena Brewing Company soon, they are only about an hour and a half away from my house, and since I live in the middle of nowhere that is pretty close! If you can find this one, you should try it.

On another note, Blake’s birthday is coming up. He will be turning 30. I want to get him something that he will use, and something that he will enjoy. I have been looking all over for ideas. I would love to hear what suggestions you have (hint hint). I was thinking I could make him something like this:
Beer Can Birthday Cake

But I also was sent this awesome video for Beer Bottle Opener Sunglasses

I think that Blake would like these, and I would never have to ask him where the bottle opener was again… You can order them here
PS, My favorite part in the video is when David Hasselhoff is drinking his beer. 

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