soooo muc rum and coke. like, so much.
Friday night drinking thread
Cough syrup with Codeine. Effing cold...
They have all the leftover Summer Shandy twelve-packs for $7.50. So...yeah. Good times.
I must admit, I am making good use of the bottle of Captain Morgan that was given to me recently as a rather strange but fitting condolence for a recent death of a sibling (who was a rum and Coke fan herself). I am making good use of it in her memory as I watch bad Big East football.
I am watching The Watchmen blu-ray and now feeling very sad since I met you personally. I am now somehow attached to your loss and feel for you, man. Ugh. Let me know if there's anything I can do.
Sorry for covering your face with the HTTV in the one photo.
Actually, you vastly improved that photo, considering Dilithium is on the cover of HTTV and he is far better looking than a 34 year-old middle-management guy in a large corporation.
Thanks though. The service was only Wednesday...this week is the first time all this has been "real", if that makes sense.
You made enough of an impression on me that I remember you specifically. I'm really sorry for your loss. I can't imagine losing a sibling. I have only one, and she's such an important part of my life. Consider this an e-Brohug.
The next Rum & Coke goes out to your sib's memory. If I can do more, let me know. I will. Already sending up some prayers for you.
</most sobering drinking thread ever>
Thanks. In its own way, the MGoCommunity, by virtue of existing with all of its irreverence and humor, has helped me out some.
Condolences indeed. I will drink a rum and coke in honor of your sibling tomorrow during the game.
My condolences to you and your family. This is coming from someone going through an extremely difficult family health issue myself. It's insanely difficult to keep going, but there is really no choice.
Hop Devil, Golden Monkey and Hop Devil.
Instead of that second Hop Devil, I meant Prima Pils .
Furthermore, with a nice slice of pizza... Nothing beats a Prima Pils.
I'm interested in trying their winter abbey ale.
Yeah I had their pumpkin one and was disappointed in it too. But I love me some regular Blue Moon!
I've seen a fair amount of pumpkin beers ... but as yet not tried any. Did you? And if so, how as it?
EDIT - I see your answer above ... not good, huh? I'm generally cautious with beer like that.
This is my favorite. Beware it is an imperial so very high alcohol content.
It was me with the Pumking. Widely regarded as the best pumpkin ale. It's by Southern Tier Brewery (Western NY), so who knows if it is out in Illinois -- but it's only sold in 750mL bottles, so you'll have to head to one of your fancy stores that sells 22oz of beer that cost $10+. But, like I said, beer snobs love it and is has a cult following, so I bet that most areas of the country have access to it (at least in the larger cities).
Edit: And for those who wonder what it tastes like, it tastes EXACTLY like pumpkin pie. No lie.
with my bordering on crazy knowledge I pick up here, that very well might be Binny's in Highland Park or Lake Zurich for Mr. Zombie Brimley.
Well you are right sir, and they have it for much cheaper than what I pay! Hopefully they have it in stock (some of the stores say "Limited" and others say "Seasonal", so who knows) Mr. Brimley:
Be sure to call the Binny's first. Even the dudes I talk to there say the website isn't updated as often as it should. The one on Clark had it the last few times I was in there, FYI.
I walked by a display of pumpkin beer with Pumking on top. I had a pretty set shopping list for tonight, so I didn't end up getting any, though.
I like it. I wasn't expecting it to be like their belgian white, so no cognitive dissonance when I tasted it. It's a nice pumpkin flavor that isn't like drinking a pie. I bought their seasonal sampler box that also includes their version of a pale ale and a spiced apple beer. Pale ale was good. Spiced apple was OK.
I saw Pumpking in my local Binny's, so I hope some is left when I stop by tomorrow.
Beer from America's oldest brewery.
You and my Yinser inlaws thing the Ling is a quality beer!
It was made available in Ohio. Ohio just allowed yuengling about a year ago so there was a big push for it but now it is just a better bud lite. Damn supply and demand.
Victory Yakima Glory
New Holland Hopivore
I wish I liked the Michigan beer better but New Holland continues to underwhelm me.
I recommend Arcadia and ABC. Vastly superior to New Holland, which has like, two good beers.
I'll give you Arcadia, but ABC better than New Holland? No way.
Nobody has anything like it. So good.
Arcadia, though. Whitsun FTW!!!
Between Dragon's Milk and Ichabod, I'm a big New Holland fan.
I can't do dragon's milk, though. got a 750 of it in Chicago. Too much. And this coming from a guy who drinks supper smokey scotches.
Dragon's Milk is excellent and Ichabod was my craft beer gateway, but I generally find New Holland's offerings to be underwhelming.
I mean it's not my favorite, but those two beers put it over ABC for me. I've just never been impressed by any of their beers personally. I'd put Founders, Bells, Shorts, and Dark Horse all above both of them.
I like a lot of beer from NH. Beer is a matter of taste as we all know, but I venture that ABC only has two good beers. We agree on Arcadia though.
Sounds like you need some Founders, more specifically their Devil Dancer
excellent post for your first one.
Eh, forget Devil Dancer. I'm ready for Backwoods Bastard season already!
Have Curmudgeon, Breakfast Stout, and Frangelic Mountain Brown aging in my basement right now. Just finished my last Harvest Ale from the Harvest Party yesterday.
I have 38 different kinds of beer in my basement at the moment and 8 more in the fridge so I definitely don't need to go buy more. I was more commenting on being disappointed (again) by New Holland.
Become a man and go to founders.
Everything I can to keep warm in Lincoln!
Sam Adams Boston Lager at Grimaldi's in Tucson, kitty-corner from the U of A stadium where tomorrow USC comes in to play the Wildcats.
The pizza at Grimaldi's was fantastic ... pepperoni with extra basil. Yum.
Drinking my leftover Paulaner Marzen and Spaten beers.
Have a 750mL Unibroue Fin Du Monde I coulde open as well
Pbr.. $3.49 for 4 pints.
Finishing the bottle tonight.
4-2 at Yost, if anyone was wondering and didn't see the open thread.
Canadian, and a tall mason jar of apple pie, the best taste of autumn. Gotdayum, that shit's good.