Saturday, September 23, 2017

So meaty

I just got an email about an "180 year old steak recipe."



Rather than reading the article, I drew up a composite of what I imagine the recipe looks like.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Top 5 toys from my childhood that my kids and I play with now

1. Legos
2. Hot Wheels
3. Play-Doh
4. Oobleck (cornstarch and water)
5. Lite-Brite

Worst: Mainway Inc. Bag O'Glass

Disagree? Submit your own list as a comment!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mother Earth Brewing Company Say When IPA

RATING: 4/5



These flavor notes are getting regoddamndiculous. The label on this beer says it tastes like "gooseberry pie, passionfruit, meringue, and tea leaf" leaving me to ask: what in holy hell is gooseberry pie? I can envision a group of hipster "connoisseurs" sitting around a distressed rustic Pottery Barn table, nodding enthusiastically as Brent spits beer into a glass and exclaims, "It's like drinking my grandma's gooseberry pie!"

I like this beer despite the ridiculousness on the label. It's a bit more tart than the current West Coast IPA style, but goes down smooth. The next time I'm invited to a hipster picnic, I'll definitely bring some along.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Full Sail Bourbon Barrel Aged Wheatwine Ale

RATING: 4/5



To be honest, I had never heard of wheatwine before this beer. I found it to be similar to barleywine, but with less of the offensive malty sweetness. This beer is only for the unfaint? of heart. At 12% ABV, it will put hair on your chest (don't worry, your breath will burn the hair right back off). This wheatwine would pair well with sharp cheddar cheese or toffee candy.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Victory Summer Love Ale

RATING: 2.5/5



Floral, a little sour. Save your money--there are way too many choices out there to waste your money on this below average beer.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Session

RATING: 3/5



Session beer has style, but it's not a session style beer (Session was Session before sessions got popular). Session is okay, but I found it kind of stale and a little bitter. I have to give a shout-out to the label though. The logo looks like it could be for a surf company. Also, I remember back in the day that Session bottle caps had word games on them, and I believe they now have rock-paper-scissors pictures to play with friends. So that's pretty cool.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Simpler Times

RATING: 2/5



Apparently back in "simpler times," beer tasted pretty shitty. Simpler Times is cheap, and in this case you get what you pay for. It starts out okay, but the aftertaste is fairly terrible. In addition, this beer has the unique characteristic of actually getting worse the longer you drink it.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Stone IPA

RATING: 5/5 – 4.5/5



Fantastic. The standard by which all IPAs should be judged. I know it's super popular and widely distributed, but it wouldn't be right to deduct points for that. While the bottle version is a solid 5/5, the canned variety loses a half point for loss of carbonation.