Drinking my last bottle of Sam Adams Infinium then moving on to some home brew.
Care to describe the homebrew?
I'm still a rookie, using Mr. Beer. It's the Oktoberfest and it came out pretty good.
I made a witbeir a couple months ago that was pretty awesome. I added two boosters to get it around 10%. It was real similar to an Imperial White with a more citrus flavor. I actually enjoyed it more than the Imperial White.
I've only made 3 batches but I am addicted.
Oktoberfest? Before Labor Day?? For shame! /s
Doesn't matter if it's your first batch or your hundredth, making your own beer rules and you should be proud. Don't forget to write everything down, even the ingredients they give you in the Mr. Beer kit.
And check out BeerSmith if you haven't yet; it's well worth the thirty bucks.
The Oktoberfest was a Christmas present from my brother. At about three in the morning on New Year's me and my friend said fuck it let's make some beer. I have quikly learned the two most important things are sanitize, sanitize, sanitize and write EVERYTHING down.
You got the biggest rule down (the sanitize one) so it's gonna be tough to make a bad beer unless you make some really gross concoctions. Although it is fun to make a shitmix out of all your leftover malts and hops at the end of the year. The last time me and my friends said "fuck it" while drunk around Christmas/New Year's time, we ended up with a hand built shuffleboard table in my basment. These things happen.
The Mrs. got me one for my birthday last year, and I love it. I will eventually move on to something more sophisticated, but for right now this is pretty fun. I think I found a lifelong hobby.
What Fox channels did you purchase?
I moved to DC in June and I'm dying without FSD for Michigan hockey. I bought the Comcast Sports Package, so I get BTN, NHL Network, NFL Net/Redzone, Fox Soccer, like 10 ESPNs, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, etc...
The only games I get to see anymore are either on BTN or NBCSports when we play ND. HELP ME WISE TV SAGES
(Note: I can figure out streaming over the net. I'm talking real TV dudez)
I'm watching it on Fox College Sports Atlantic. I just got it today, but it doesn't seem to "Atlantic" so far; in the past five hours they've had shows about Arkansas' quarterbacks and MSU basketball, plus M hockey.
Just to add this here, with the good guys wearing white and Miami red, I'm finding myself doing doubletakes. I'm always rooting for maize, blue or red on the ice, the white is messing with me.
Yeah, NTM looking exactly like the Wings on TV really messes with my head. Especially when they show a Wings ad as soon as the commercials start.
Poor Miami (OH) vs Michigan open thread. He got hijacked by the slightest edge of mgodrunkfridays
Not to mention there's a liveblog, albeit an off-site one.
MGoDrunkFridays trumps everything in the offseason (except a Frozen/Final Four if that happened to be on a Friday)
I'm flipping back and forth between the hockey and the Pistons, so here is a random Pistons thought: I can't fucking wait to draft Thomas Robinson so Jason Maxiell can stop wasting everyone's time.
We need to drink up even more now.........
The government seized firstrowsports.tv!!! ....I loved that website =(
It sucks because as far as I know, there's plan from anybody really to set up live-streaming for free. I mean ESPN has ESPN3, but only if you have the right service provider
Two very, very good goals. A goal is a goal, but these aren't the more "unearned" type of goals, they're setting their offense and getting good looks.
I am drinking lots and lots of Bud Light. Predictable, easy, boring, and yet a reliable and always solid marathon beer. Enjoy the drinks tonight, all!
Here's my question: Bud and Labatt are the same price in stores in MI. Why would you buy Bud?
Left Hand American Pale Ale, Bell's Two Hearted, Laguinitas IPA and Founders Double Trouble. I'm happy.
Hey how is that Lagunitas IPA? I've been meaning to try it but haven't gotten around to it yet. Don't they have a double IPA too?
It's next on my list. Enjoying the Left Hand APA right now.
If you wouldn't mind, I'd like to know how you like it, maybe compared to Two Hearted?
No problem! I like it a lot - it's much lighter and more crisp than Two Hearted. It also looks almost like a pilsner in the glass with some light lacing. I highly recommend it! This would be a great spring/summer patio IPA - still has a very citrus/pine finish just not too heavy.
Awesome, thanks! Based on your recommendation, it'll be the next beer I buy. I always thought Two Hearted was really easy to drink for an IPA, so it's good to know the Lagunitas is similar. I'm not a big fan of the dry finish (twss?).
Anytime! I'm a big gin fan so any IPA is high on my list - dry or not. Good luck with the Lagunitas!
I don't know how deeply you feel about gin, but this is my favorite gin drink, called the Purple Chongo (as mentioned in N2Deep's legendary song "Back to the Hotel"):
Ice in your cup
4 parts tonic water
4 parts [? see below]
2+ parts gin (depending on your preferred strength)
1 part cran-raspberry juice
? = Grape Kool-Aid traditionally, but could be substituted with anything on the spectrum from a dark colored Kool-Aid to a pink lemonade
Garnish with lime, if so desired.
My friends and I make them by the gallon. We eventually settled on pink lemonade because the vitamins from that and the juice seemed to prevent hangovers in the morning no matter how much we drank. We used Beefeater gin for lack of pine-ness.
EDIT: Tonic water contains quinine, which, according to the all-knowing Wikipedia, includes the following: fever-reducing, painkilling, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Good Lord. I want to try it! I'm pretty basic usually - go with Hendrick's/Tanqueray, soda and a lime. However, I have to try that...thanks!
My advice: get one of those 1 gallon red cooler jugs from walmart, you know the one, it's $7. Dump in a liter bottle of tonic; mix up a liter of Kool-Aid in that same bottle & dump it in; eyeball half (or more) bottle of gin and dump it in; eyeball a quarter bottle of cran juice and dump it in, fill the rest of the cooler with ice, put the top on, shake it up a bunch of times, and pour it out of the tap into some solo cups. All night long.
What a snipe. Wow.
Don't know who's following what, but it's UM 2-0 MU, Michigan going on the PP.
Small batch bourbon and coke. Eating a fish sandwich. Muy delisioso.
Down in ATL drinking some Sweetwater at their brewery. Highly recommended.
What happened with Diamond, wasnt 8 pm the decision time?
There are like 4 guys committing from that school, so they have an event going on. He's deciding soon though
I'm following the buzz on Twitter, no announcement yet... they're really drawing it out.
3-0 Mich after 1.
Lakefront Brewery- Riverwest Stein Beer.
Eating Thai Basil Chicken that I made from scratch.
Checkin out a few new record stores in Milwaukee tomorrow. fucking excited.
first of all, you get automatically upvoted for the sig/avatar, every time.
Also, I made a faux-Thai chicken the other day with ramen. I hate ramen (bring back memories of strange college floormates), but you make it with ramen, and it was dang good.
Sierra Nevada's Torpedo Extra IPA
but a torpedo is adamn fine IPA. Served in a frosty glass, and you have a damn fine drinking experience.
Jack and coke to start then on to the New Holland Cabin Fever.
Jordan Diamond to Auburn
Diamond to Auburn.