Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pizza Beer?

Pizza and beer go together, but what happens when they GET together? Wink, wink. They make some interesting offspring. I'm not such a fan of beers that taste like other things, but I love to try them and (hopefully) live to tell the tale. I haven't had any of this brew, but I can't help to be skeptical. Has anyone in Chicago tried this or seen this? I think it's worth checking into...and let me know when you do.

Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer | Beer That Allegedly Tastes Like Pizza:

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Boulevard Nommo Dubbel

Molasses, coriander, hints of cinnamon and clove. I wouldn't buy a case of it, but one or two for enjoyment when I need something different. Easy to drink and looks amazing, but nothing behind it to make me want it more. I want Nommo to be so much more, but it just...isn't. Lana can explain the torment so much better. I give it a low-range B...still deciding...may need another for "further analysis"...wink! Enjoy yourselves out there.

Serving Type: 750ml Bottle
Glassware: Chalice
Color (hue and head): fairly clear, amber in color. Thick tan head, slowly dissipating to lacey top layer.
Aroma: light syrup smell, like 0 calorie Aunt Jemima syrup...not much aroma. Maybe some cinnamon.
Taste: molasses, coriander, cinnamon and clove. Interesting pairing. Fits well, but lighter than expected.
Grade: 80/100 (B-)
Musical pairing: Lana Del Rey - Diet Mtn Dew
Surroundings: Watching World Series game 3 with the wife. Enjoying the company.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Running with Beer

In case you haven't noticed, I've been off the grid lately. I do apologize. I've been off having a summer...oh, and training for my first marathon. Who signs up for a marathon in August in KC? This guy. Much of my freetime has consisted of long runs down the middle of Ward Parkway. You may have seen me, honked at me, or even almost hit me (I don't see how I deserved the middle finger for being a pedestrian, thanks). This hasn't left a ton of time to formulate extremely descriptive and overly wordy reviews of the wonderful world of beer. However, I have enjoyed a few beverages along the way. In fact, after an ejoyable run in the heat, my mouth actually starts watering the closer I get to home. I want nothing more than a cold ale to replenish the spirits...no pun intendid. I keep telling myself it's a good way to refill my electrolytes* (completely unknown scientific reference). My wife likes to point out how I'm always "taking over" the fridge with all different types of brew. My answer: I love to run and running loves beer. I'm only bringing the two together.

Post run pics:

Pictured are: 

  • Pliny the Elder (minus proper glassware)
  • Demi-God - Porter's Toll, 
  • Renegade Brewing - Sunday Morning and Ryeteous
  • Surly - Coffee Bender
  • LB Brewing Co - Liberty Stout
  • Stone & Brew Dog - Bashah
  • Russian River - Damnation
  • Two Brothers - Hop Juice
  • Upright - Five
  • Surly - Bender
  • Rogue - 2008 Imperial YSB (Younger's Special Bitter)...in memory of Don Younger.