As we near what I hope is a long weekend for most readers, it's time to pause and consider the world of beverages that get us moving in the morning. For many, it is a typical cup of drip coffee. Others might look to a vodka and OJ to usher them into a patriotic weekend.
My new obsession is nitro coffee. I wouldn't say I am a coffee snob, but a couple local shops have taken to making iced coffee infused with cream and nitrogen (also some CO2). My god it tastes like caffeine Guinness. But at $5 a pop it is about as expensive as a beer, so remains a rare treat.
What's in your cup?
I'll be spending most of the long weekend with people I'm not exactly fond of, doing things I'd rather not do.
Is anyone doing something fun this weekend? Taking the boat out? Getting on a plane and taking a vacation? Two chicks at the same time?
Tell us all about your plans.
I know Brian has recently posted about AFC Ann Arbor and I know there are some of you who are local that are pretty interested in this. We are starting a supporters group for the team. We are known as the Main Street Hooligans and I just wanted to let everyone know that we will be having a gathering at Conor O'Neill's on April 18th at 8pm. We are just looking to get some people together so we could all meet each other and go over what our group will be about and just get to know one another before the first game on May 1st. So it will be a low-pressure/high alcohol event and should be a good time. I would love to meet anyone who is interested in singing along with us on gameday. I have had a surprisingly high number of people tell me they were interested in what we are doing so I think this could be pretty big and I'm definitely looking forward to it. We have a limited number of tee shirts and I'll be tallying up the number of people who would want a scarf to submit an order if there's enough interest in that. I hope to see some of you there!
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To kick off the night's drinking thread, I thought I'd share my recent beer drinking story.
I got a pretty neat birthday gift back in December--my girlfriend went to 8 Degrees Plato Beer Co in Ferndale, MI and picked out 25 beers from Michigan to celebrate my 25th birthday.
Neither of us are beer aficionados by any stretch, so many of the beers were new to me. We split one of the beers between us about every other night for the last month and a half and recently finished them all. List of the 25 beers in order that we tried them, with my favorite ten bolded and ones I hadn't tried before italicized:
North Peak's American Wheat IPA
Bell's Christmas Ale
Mayan Mocha Stout
How Now Brown Cow
Phat Abbot Ale
Bell's Cherry Stout
Greenbush White winter ale
Atwater's Purple Gang Pilsner
North Peak's Chocolate Stout
Bell's Midwestern Pale Ale
Bell's Two Hearted
Crooked Tree IPA
Atwater's Dirty Blonde
North Peak's IPA
Bell's Third Coast
Huma Lupa Licious
Some thoughts: I really like beer. Also, I had no taste for IPAs until I tried all these beers. I still can't get behind Huma Lupa, but maybe with time.
So, MGoFriends, what's on tap?
Going after a couple Hitachino Nest varieties (red rice ale and espresso stout) recently discovered at my local beer outlet.
Snow is brewing and it looks like chances are good for a 4-day weekend here in our nation's capital.
What are you drinking?