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CONTENT ALERT! Also, beer!

This is all [personal profile] melagan's fault. Well okay, not really. It's also [personal profile] sgamadison's, because I have read many of her posts wherein she bemoans the fact that people don't post anymore. And I agree. I know I don't post much, I apparently have a life or something. Which is annoying. Because I'd probably rather be reading LJ (or DW).

I was thinking a while back (enough with the snide comments! I can think from time to time!) and wondered what the hell I could talk about that was interesting that hadn't already been discussed by everyone else on my flist, and often in a more intelligent way that I would have been able. And I thought – BEER! Because, everyone likes beer, right?

Jazzy girl and I will sometimes go to the liquor store and buy 4 or 5 micro-brew beers that we've not seen before. It's nice to be able to buy one tall bottle – just enough for two people, and if you hate it, no great loss. And sometimes you find some fabulous stuff along the way. And, far be it from me to allow my flist to possible make the mistake of buying bad beer. For this reason, I have decided I must take one for the team and TRY ALL THE BEERS so I can let you know if they are fit for human consumption. I am so thoughtful, aren't I?

Last time I went shopping for beer, this bottle caught my eye:

Loser

I totally had to buy it, for the name and caption alone!

The Pretty: Nice amber colour. Some bubbles. Not too much head, which is good for me. I hate it when you pour it and half the glass is foam!

The Smell: It has that nice, "Mmmmm, beer!" smell. I dislike the overpowering ones that can knock you out from 10 paces.

The Feel: Medium body, smooth. On the flat side; I like a little more fizz.

The Taste: Grapefruity. And caramel. I would not try to eat a grapefruit while I was eating caramels, but somehow, this worked. Beer is weird. It finishes with a little bitter kick in the back of the throat.

Not a bad beer. I totally got this for the label; might not the best beer in the world, but not bad. I would buy it again. Partly because of the label. I think ingenious marketing that appeals to me and makes me laugh should be rewarded if that is contained within is a reasonably tasty product.

Also, Jazzy girl is sick today (like, threw up and came home from work sick) so I had to drink the whole thing myself. It was such a terribly thing. The SACRIFICES I make so that I can provide actual CONTENT for my flist that is more than whinging and fandom.

But there will be more. Whinging and fandom, never fear. I'm not suddenly writing only about beer. AHAHAHAHA! I HAZ A RHYME! Also, possible, a beer buzz. Maybe.

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helenkacan
Feb. 21st, 2014 06:14 am (UTC)
Because it's alcohol, I'm using my sake-drinking icon from waaaaay back (2003).

I'm not a huge fan of beer but I certainly do like fruit beers. There was an Asian-French fusion restaurant a block from the church that introduced me to Belgian Cherry Beer. I loved the bottle it came in, topped with a champagne-style cork. I believe I've also had Raspberry and have found Apricot at the beer store.

As for being stuck with leftover beer (oh, horrors! lol), use it up in cooking. Carbonade a la Flamande IIRC (stock, beer, beef, onions). Or make a beer batter in which to encase some yummy morsels.

And now I'm making myself hungry.
shaddyr
Feb. 22nd, 2014 06:44 am (UTC)
Mmm, fruit beer! There are some really nice raspberry lambics. Cherry sounds delicious.

u_must_b_joking
Feb. 21st, 2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
There's a gif in there from Willow
where one of the Brownies yells BEEEEERRRR AHAHAHAHAHA

http://peachiex.tumblr.com/post/12949085042/more-willow-gifs
shaddyr
Feb. 22nd, 2014 06:44 am (UTC)
Re: There's a gif in there from Willow
HAHAH! That was hilarious!
starbuckssue
Feb. 21st, 2014 07:45 pm (UTC)
Cool! Perhaps we could all try beer tasting and sharing the funniest and most ingeniously named. I know we gave some really creative ones here, especially around Chistmas!
shaddyr
Feb. 22nd, 2014 07:12 am (UTC)
I think that would be excellent! There are a lot of great seasonal Christmas beers!
sgamadison
Feb. 22nd, 2014 12:29 am (UTC)
Sadly I can't abide beer nor do I know anything about it. :-)But yay for posting!

If it's any consolation, I buy wines for the name alone sometimes. How can you resist something called Fat Bastard or Rodney Strong? :D
shaddyr
Feb. 22nd, 2014 07:57 am (UTC)
Ah! I have seen Fat Bastard, just haven't bought it - is it any good?

Rodney Strong!? I will have to see if I can find that.
sgamadison
Feb. 22nd, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC)
I'm not a white wine fan (I have no idea if they make anything else, I've only seen it in white) but I thought it very good. Would get it again if I ran across it.

Rodney Strong was just too irresistible. :-)
lunabee34
Feb. 22nd, 2014 04:32 am (UTC)
I love this! Please post about beer as often as you like. :)
shaddyr
Feb. 22nd, 2014 07:58 am (UTC)
YAY! I wondered if anyone would be interested... I loved recs for good beers and wines, but I've never really offered any recs of my own. Good to know people are interested!
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