About the same as Blue Light (110 cal). When I did my yearly tour of the Boston Sam Adams brewery this spring, the bald bearded guy from the commercials was working, and I asked him how they keep the taste so good on the light beer. He told me that essentially since Sam Adams is so hoppy to begin with and has the bold flavor, they really don't have to change the recipe or water down the light recipe much-- just slightly change the grains content and fermentation time to cut down the sugars and alcohol content. Anything else would have been a state secret. But he did say they spent about 3 years trying to get the light recipe right, and some of the other light recipes they tried that weren't successful ranged from so different they wouldn't have sold, to -- his words-- "more bland than koala piss in a can"
Friday Night Shut-ins Stay Warm: What are you drinking?
Sipping a little wine tonight in nervous anticipation. Tomorrow could get a whole lot heavier.
Just win the damn game...
Bells Two Hearted Ale. Repeat as often as necessary - it appears that several reps will be necessary.
in mini-kegs is like mana from heaven.
thank you, Moses
No, thank Larry. Larry Bell. (But don't have your girlfriend thank him. He might take it the wrong way.)
BTW, a bar near my house has a free (!) happy hour every Friday. Right now their only Bell's variety is Winter Ale, my least favorite. Can't wait for Two Hearted to return.
I have moved on to Bell's Expedition Stout. 10.5% ABV. It's good.
Double post deleted. I blame the beer. Sorry.
Especially Third Coast Old Ale. Their standard pale is my favorite for derrrankin'. Perfect blond pale.
I just opened a bottle of Glenlivet in anticipation of tomorrow's game, could be a bad sign.
Have you tried their Bourbon Barrel Stout? It is off the hook. Expensive, but well worth it once every so often.
but I'll keep an eye out for it. I've been impressed by all their beers with the exception of their IPA. I just can't help but compare it to Two Hearted Ale or Dogfish 90 minute.
whiskey sours and cabernet with friends at dinner. A cold Molson Canadian for dessert, and a couple more fine Canadian lagers to follow.
Captain and Coke is the drink tonight. For some reason, Meijer had handles of Captain for $20, but the fifths were still $15? Sounded good to me even though I'm more of a whiskey person. Got one handle for me and one handle for the tailgate tomorrow.
The Liter bottle usually costs $20.
You and the Cap'n can make it happen.
Wrong! I'm in Dearborn now. I thought it had to be a price mistake, but apparently not.
El Capitan with cider.
Thought about Tatoo...is that any good?
check it out if you like Captain.
It goes great with Hot Cider
Hopworks Urban Brewery IPA
Recovering from the flu and no booze until I'm healthy again, and can enjoy it.
Allagash now, Magic Hat before, and in the future...well, the tarot cards are uncertain.
The tarot cards said Molson followed by Yuengling. Moderate successors.
A 6 pack of tallboys costs me 6 dollars. I'm a grad student, so it could be a lot worse.
By me a 6er of tallboys is $4.50
Montana. Everything is more expensive here, even watching my Bobcats get trucked by Sparty.
While on my beer tour in August I met some folks from Philly. We made a trade. They gave me this stuff for a flaskful of Knickerbocker gin (made at New Holland Brewery... stuff is absolutely amazing).
Imperial Stout in a can. Only had one can so I didn't shotgun it but...... think of the possibilities. Shotgun marathon!!! = death
pimms tonight with lemonade, 7 up, and the cucumber garnish. it's a big game. gotta focus.
It was Blue at the bar, but now that I'm home it's New Glarus - Spotted Cow. I request a case anytime I know of someone going to Wisconsin (The only place you can get it.) Goot stuff.
Sam Adams Black Lager
Keweenaw Brewing Companies' Pick Axe Blonde Ale.
Brewed up in South Range Mi., the pub is in
Houghton. Microbrew in a can $6.79 a sixpack
and it's great.
Piss, vinegar, and grain alcohol. Plan to keep this up right 'til kickoff.
probably leaning a little more toward the hard stuff now (12:05ET) but still cogent.
Coffee at 10AM.
BTN :( at noon
Threads like these remind me of the old haloscan days. That makes me happy.
So far its been a fun night filled with shots of jager, goldschlager, rum, and pints miller lite.