Nostalgia is a funny thing. Something will worm its way into your mind, and then you will start to see it everywhere. The connection is often extrememly tednuous as well. Sure, sometimes itis obvious. Sometimes you hear a Cyndi Lauper on the radio that reminds you of that scene in Goonies when you can see the video playing on the tv as they walk past. Then you are thinking the rest of the day about the Fratellis chasing Rudy and his buddies thru caves to find One Eyed Willie’s treasure (heh). (did you know that Sloth was in Ice Pirates?) But other times, that song you heard on the radio, reminded you of a time when you were talking to someone that was telling you about a friend who really liked that song, but all you could think about was how uncomfortable the chairs that you were sitting in were and now your ass is starting to hurt. And other times, there is no connection at all. Which brings me to Short’s Brewing Company’s Beard of Zeus. This beer should make me think of Anchorman, or The Magic Christian (check it out and you will forever after pronounce Zeus, zay-us). Nope, this beer tastes like Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas. Go Figure. Check out my cryptic review after the break. Continue reading
Sup. I sincerely hope you all had a fantastic holiday season. I have a few holiday beers that I wanted to share with you, but I decided to start off the new year with _ahem_ perhaps the best beer I had during the whole year. A bold statement indeed, but one I do believe in. If you have the occasion to try Short’s Anniversary Ale, and you let it pass by, go ahead and punch yourself in the face for missing out on it. Seriously folks, drink this beer. That is all….. well technically no, that is not all. There is a cryptic review of this fantastic beer after the break.
For those of you who were wondering about the winners of the Great American Beer Festival, we have a link to the winners list here (pdf). Looks like I have alot of good looking beers to track down now (if anyone wants to send me a couple bottles of Dude Where’s my Vespa?, I won’t stop you). Congrats to a couple of Michigan breweries that won awards,
Arcadia for their gold medal in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer Category with Cereal Killer Barleywine,
Short’s for their Silver in the Experimental Beer category with Bloody Beer,
Big Rock Chop House for their silver in the Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale category with Red Rock
Redwood Brewing for thier silver in the Sweet Stout category with their Cream Stout
Bells for thier bronze in the Bohemian Style Pilsener category with Bells Lager Beer,
Jolly Pumpkin for their bronze in the Session Beer category with Bam Biere.
Bastone for thier bronze in the French- and Belgian Style Saison category with Saison Du Bastone
and Kuhnhenn Brewing Company for thier bronze in the Old Ale or Strong Ale category with 4th Dementia Old Ale