OT: Weekend drinking thread

Submitted by gopoohgo on July 13th, 2013 at 4:31 PM

It's a slow Michigan-news related week, so I will start the dreaded weekend drinking thread.

Waiting to goto Annapolis, MD for dinner (Red Red Wine, ACME, or the new place Factors Row) and oysters...

1) Firestone Double Jack IPA: Yikes, quite a kick.  Feel every bit of the 9.5% ABV
2) DogfishHead 60 Minute IPA while my 61 Minute IPA chills in the fridge (great summer beer...just like the 90 Minute, though, comes in a 4-pack).
3) Fresh-squeezed limejuice Margarita with Patron Orange Liquer and Cuervo Silver.

Tomorrow will be AYCD Bloody Mary's and Mimosas for brunch in Fell's Point, Baltimore, followed by fresh steamed clams & mussels in a white-wine garlic/butter/chives sauce.





July 13th, 2013 at 4:47 PM ^

I am drinking water out of a green sports bottle. One of these days, hopefully before football season, I will actually get some beers, or even a glass of bourbon. We don't really have any bourbon glasses here, so it'd be odd for me to drink bourbon out of the typical mugs here 

Sac Fly

July 13th, 2013 at 4:48 PM ^

We finished cleaning out the lines in our kegerator. We bought a half barrel of 312 and a quarter barrel of Ruby Redbird yesterday, just waiting for it to settle before it can be used.


July 13th, 2013 at 4:57 PM ^

Sailor Jerry for now. Having a b-day party for my mother in law and she had me pick up a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue for the party - on her tab, thankfully. Just might have a sip of that late night.


July 13th, 2013 at 5:03 PM ^

back from the range.  4 large bags, tired as hell.  Trying to overhaul an all-draw shot shape to an all-fade shape because I have become all hook/all the time and I am tired of it.  Went with an Oberon 12 Pack.  I have to say.  I think reports of Oberon's demise have been greatly exagerated.  It is tasting plenty good to me.


July 13th, 2013 at 11:02 PM ^

I've been fighting the rogue slice all year. Then yesterday on 18 Tee hit a really pretty Draw. Went right off the planet since I was already aiming left. Fucking game.

So, right now it's an exotic European booze concoction. Belgian Absinthe, 1/2 teaspoon over ice. Top with Pimms to whatever quantity suits you. Add a little club soda. For effervescence.

Helping soothe my summer head old.

If you don't have Pimms, try vodka, rum or grain. It really doesn't matter because they'll all taste like absinthe.


July 13th, 2013 at 5:07 PM ^

Drinking Ruby Redbird (comes in 12 pack cans now!) while waiting out my 4-hour delivery window for some shelving from The Container Store.  Entering hour 4 now, predicting delivery sometime around 4:59 (CT).  Ugh.

Brown Bear

July 13th, 2013 at 6:53 PM ^

Speaking of Jack, I picked up a bottle of the Jack Daniels Honey yesterday for pregaming at the Americanarama concert yesterday(My Morning Jacket, Wilco and Bob Dylan...'twas incredible) and I mixed it with some lemonade and hot damn that is a delicious summer drink.


July 13th, 2013 at 5:31 PM ^

Not to thread jack, (but I'm going to thread jack) but has anyone heard any more info regarding Fournette? Was anything confirmed as far as which weekend he's actually visiting?

Brown Bear

July 13th, 2013 at 6:49 PM ^

Picked up a six pack of New Holland Monkey King and a bomber of Figure Eight Brewing First Ascent. First time with each, looking forward to hydrating once properly chilled in the fridge.


July 13th, 2013 at 7:06 PM ^

Just grilled a filet mignon. Wow, so much better than the crap I usually get. Drinking on some vino right now and breaking into Shorts Spruce Pilsner later.


July 13th, 2013 at 7:09 PM ^

4-pack of Growers 1927 Dry Premium Cider while I grill the Turkey Burgers after a great afternoon of golf where I emptied the wallets of several buddies today.  Then it's off to a houswarming party with a fifth of Absolute under my arm.  Jays win!

Enjoy the hell out of your weekend and GO BLUE!


July 13th, 2013 at 7:16 PM ^

Session was the standout in Seattle.

Had a Mudshark IPA in Lake Havasu City AZ which was pretty good though a little too thick for my taste.

Currently in Kansas City drinking an Ethos IPA from Tallgrass Brewing Co. (Manhattan KS).  Very good.  Full hop flavor, and decent alcohol content without being too "heavy".  

As an aside, Kansas City bar-b-q is the fucking real deal yo.  Oklahoma Joe's FTW.  The only better bar-b-q I can think of would be the kind that includes commitments at the Big House.