October 26th, 2012 at 9:44 PM ^

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. 


October 26th, 2012 at 9:48 PM ^

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.


October 26th, 2012 at 9:52 PM ^

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. 


October 26th, 2012 at 9:56 PM ^

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>


October 26th, 2012 at 10:19 PM ^

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.


October 26th, 2012 at 11:12 PM ^

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.


October 26th, 2012 at 11:00 PM ^

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.