Thursday, April 9

Beer: my portal through time

Beer can take you a lot of places, but I would have never guessed it would take me back to 1983 — until last night. Let me take you back with me...

So there I was, sitting with my sister and her boyfriend in their one-bedroom apartment, her and I with a Leinenkugel's Honeyweiss in hand (classic), and the boyfriend sipping on a paper-bagged forty of Olde English (all too classic as well).

We decided the evening would be best fitted by browsing their Netflix movies and came across Strange Brew. And that's when I entered the 1983 beer-drinking world of 'eh?s' and excellent 1980s special effects.

In all honesty, it was a pretty good movie, and I've posted more links about the flick here.

And, speaking of special brews, I had the liberty of trying out a new ALTernate. More specifically, it was New Glarus' ALT. It has a full body and a distinct brew flavor — its brewed with caramel malts and aged in Oak with a few special brewing tricks thrown in. Its not easy to drink more than two in a row, but definitely worth the time and effort.

In the larger scheme of things, has anybody else stumbled upon a good hidden beer I should get my hands on? I haven't had the luxury of doing much searching as of late, and I'd really like if you could help your fellow beer-drinker out.

Until then, go ahead and enjoy the finally warming April weather — of course with a beer in hand.

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