Sunday, November 30

"Well, I don't like beer, but ... "

Say what?! That's right, some people are just that crazy. They don't like beer, they won't drink beer and they'll have nothing to do with it. (On the bright side of things, these leaves more beer for the rest of us.)

But, for those who would like to take a stab at turning these crooked people around, I have found the solution: cider beer.

More specifically Kelly's Irish Hard Cider beer. It tastes like juice. It's like drinking a mixed drink but with the bonus of being able to blend in with beer-drinkers alike.

I've had other cider beers, too, such as Woodchuck Draft Cider, but Woodchuck seems to still turn away people that don't like beer. If anyone has ever hard Leinenkugel's Apple Spice beer, I'd compare Woodchuck closer to that than to Kelly's. Kelly's Irish Hard Cider, therefore, is fool-proof. You'll have your none-beer drinking friends drinking beer in no time. 

This was a short little post, yes, but I have to go get ready to serve beer-after-beer to Coasters Pub's customers. Too bad it can't be the other way around.

Thursday, November 27

Lost in a beery-beer world

My apologies, for it seems my beer drinking lately has made the world of blogging disappear from my mind. 

Or, and perhaps more likely, my excellent procrastination skills (which I am forever indebted to my college career for fine-tuning) have lended to over a month's worth of days passing without me writing a single note on this site.

Either way, I'm back now, so buckle up and get ready for one crazy joy-ride ... Yay!

Now, what is there to tell? Well, there is oh-so-much to say! But, just where will I start?

Well, let's go with the obvious (and easy), my favorite beer to drink: Blue Moon.

I've found a few Blue Moon twists recently that I would love to share with you. Hopefully you will soon learn to enjoy them just as much as I do.

First off is a Black and Blue. No, I'm not going to fight you, but I am going to give you a delicious drink! Think, Black and Tan (for the uneducated beer-drinker, Guinness and Harp, or something like that, etc.) but instead, add some blue. Putting it simply, its a drink with both Guinness and Blue Moon (Guinness likes it better on top — and trust me, it looks better up there anyway). MMM delicious. For those that wouldn't normally drink stouts (such as myself), this is a great way to lighten their taste and allow you to enjoy such a dark beer. 

Also, I recently invested in a six-pack of Blue Moon's Full Moon Winter Ale. It's a really nice beer, with a dark taste but the drinkability of something light, combined with the all-too-familiar, fruity feeling of a plain Blue Moon, and the perfect drink for all of you up in Wisconsin trying to stay warm. (Me on the other hand, I've got my Florida sun. I'll be sure to think of you next time I'm on the beach, so please think of me next time you're catching snow-flakes during a beautiful white blanket storm. At least you'll be able to have a Winter Ale in hand.)

The Full Moon brew was much more impresive than their Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale, which I talked about drinking a few posts earlier. There was just nothing impressive about the pumpkin beer (not to mention nothing pumpkin-ey about this particular one). You'd be much better off with a plain ol' Blue Moon and orange slice, which I think still fits nicely with fall.

And orange slices bring me back to Florida and, well, back to sunshine again. Which is probably the root reason for my recent procrastination. So, again — my apologies — but have no fear because my beer drinking days are far from over. Cheers!