Thank you, MGoBlog (Drinking thread)

Submitted by MGoblu8 on March 29th, 2014 at 9:35 PM
I didn't see a drinking thread, so I thought I would start one as a way of thanking MGoBlog for all the past drinking threads. As I have mentioned many times, I am barely scratching the surface on the craft beer thing, and it's only because of the drinking threads. I have come to realize, I have no idea what good beer tastes like. No clue. I just know that I have lost my taste for the Bud Lights and Miller Lite's of the world. After seeing the Oberon Day post, I went to Total Wine and got a six pack of Oberon and a mix six of Two Hearted Ale, Midwestern Ale, and Frankenmuth American Blonde. I've tried the Oberon and Two Hearted and I am really impressed. And to think, I would have never tried if not for the MGoBlog drinking threads.
So raise a glass, tells what your drinking, and please let me know if you have any recommendations for my next mix six.



March 29th, 2014 at 9:44 PM ^

My beer drinking, and the wife suggested bells 2 hearted ale. I thought it was gross. Drinking lagunitas shut down ale now and love it (as an ale). Try that.


March 29th, 2014 at 9:50 PM ^

I actually found Vernors a while back (I live in South Florida and I rarely see it) so I bought a 12 pack. My wife HATED it. In fact, most of my in laws hated it except one brother in law who loved it. I gave up pop for lent, so maybe I'll look for some Vernors again at the end of next month. At least I know I get to drink it all.


March 29th, 2014 at 9:45 PM ^

I've kept it relatively simple tonight and have switched off a bit between Leffe and Hoegaarden, so basically it is an all-Belgian night here. A good pairing with the analysis on TBS right now, which in Barkley's own parlance is quite "turrible" -  great beer helps you smile at terrible analysis. Biding my time until tomorrow at 5 PM-ish at this point, but some pretty good basketball is helping me stay engaged this evening. 


March 29th, 2014 at 10:19 PM ^

I like it! I spent the first decade of my career working for a Belgian company. This was long before Belgian beers could be picked up in most grocery stores in the U.S. Hoegaarden Witte became my absolute favorite along with Duvel.

If you ever come across it, Hoegaarden Brewery also makes a great beer called Verboden Vrucht (Forbidden Fruit). It has about 9% ABV so a couple of them are about all that's necessary to introduce you to the floor (or porcelain god). However, it's delicious and the alcohol well masked. Definitely worth a try.


March 29th, 2014 at 9:51 PM ^

Split a six of Founders Centennial IPA during the Dayton game. If you like the Two Hearted, you'd like this. I prefer Two Hearted, as do most people. Had a chance to get ahold of some Pliny the Elder tonight, and I'm still kicking myself for not going.


March 29th, 2014 at 10:31 PM ^

I am casting sidelong glances at the Dragon's Milk though. One of my favorites. One of them might have to die for the cause tomorrow afternoon.


March 29th, 2014 at 10:32 PM ^

Sequana Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. 

One of the founders of Brooklyn Brewery has an Op-Ed piece in the NY Times today about how archaic state franchise laws put small craft breweries at the mercy of powerful distributors in most states. Michigan is one of the few states to pass legislation to protect craft brewers. 

Tomorrow is my 50th birthday, it will be Duchesse De Bourgogne Flemish red ale, Telegraf CDP, Gouges les Vaucrains, and a Michigan victory. 


March 29th, 2014 at 10:35 PM ^

Shellback Rum and Coke....because, well, I am a Shellback. watching Frank Kaminski and Wisconsin makes it necessary to have a stronger brew. horny monk from Petosky Brewing Company fills the bill.


March 29th, 2014 at 10:37 PM ^

It's my birthday. I ran a half marathon and had a couple Yuenglings along with a couple shipyard monkey fist IPA's after the race. then went to Red Robin and had a couple Blue Moons and now working on a six pack of Abita Spring IPA. It's been a good birthday!


March 29th, 2014 at 10:48 PM ^

Not drinking tonight but last night I had a pretty good beer from a local brewery in Chicago, Flywheel from Metropolitan Brewing. Went great with a big juicy burger. 


March 29th, 2014 at 11:46 PM ^

Working through various Christmas ales in the past week. Jolly Roger from Maritime, Ten Below from Scuttlebutt, Ebenezer from Bridgeport, Wassail from Full Sail, all Oregon/Washington beers, still have a big stash to work through, happy about that.

rob f

March 30th, 2014 at 12:12 AM ^

after the last of this Oberon in front of me.

Get some solid sleep, then ROAD TRIPIN' to Indianapolis in the afternoon. 

 GO BLUE!!!  (Michigan Blue, that is)

Darker Blue

March 30th, 2014 at 1:22 AM ^

I'm  not drinking but I am smoking some fine homegrown bud. Out of a brand new bong I bought myself the other day. I may switch to  my vaporizer soon. Its had a gross taste though. I don't know how to fix it. 

Darker Blue

March 30th, 2014 at 6:33 AM ^

Not from the bud, I tried boilng  the glass piece to get all of the oils out of it, and it resulted in the shitty taste. I went to my local head shop yesterday to get a new glass piece for the vaporizer but they only sell whole units, not just the glass piece. Still shitty taste or not, that thing gets me stoned.


March 30th, 2014 at 7:50 AM ^

never tried weed, (I have problems with headaches and weed seems to be a big trigger for some reason) all this talk fascinates me. My brother is a big vapist (the big huge e-cig contraptions) and this sounds like him trying to perfect his "system" with his "tanks" and "burners" all the while disrespecting those dirty "analogs".