Football season starts tomorrow and that means tailgating and that means beer.
I did this last year and I’m doing it this year. Beer is one of my favorite subjects.
Someone on HawkeyeReport.com started a post earlier today that went like this . . . “My first adult beverage tomorrow will be (finish this sentence).”
The answers ranged from a shotgunned can of Michelob Golden Light to shots of hot sauce with Miller Lite to “Man meets beer, man drinks beer, man meets another beer.”
This is why I love you guys.
Quick survey of Maine-themed beers:
Allagash Bruin Ale — The fellas on Beeradvocate give it a B+. It’s a Belgian dark ale with a nutty sweet kick.
Jamaican Style Stout — Twenty-eight reviews on ‘Advocate and a B+. There was one review that mentioned a banana smell. Pass.
Shipyard Brewing Company — These babies get ripped pretty well on ‘Advocate. The Shipyard IPA, a beer many of you have probably tried, rates a B -.
This week’s recommendation:
Let’s not get all crazy on the first week. Let’s go with . . . Schlitz, an American standby for one and all.
Here’s a solid review from “ejthetiger” on Beeradvocate:
“Bought the highly touted ’60s formula in 12 pack bottles here in Milwaukee, where this beer is so “hot” that the store I visited limits everyone to one case per day per customer due to the high demand.
Sucked down eight of these with popcorn and enjoyed the “Gusto.” I am strictly a “macro” man and not at all a beer snob and I would recommend this to anyone that wants an easy drinking quality macro with the touch of awesome nostalgia.”
Good, simple beer pleasure.
God bless America!