Monday, November 28, 2005

Where Have all the Cowboys Gone?

Ok, Look at that thing up there. See it? That is called an Octabong. These guys are running ads on various blog sites promo-ing this thing. It kinda reminds me of this thing that these aliens used to impregnate me with last week. Man, that was a weird night... Fucking Canadians. Anyway, This thing is designed to not only fuck you up, but your entire neighborhood, all your sisterwives, Boyscout Troop and Ward house. What happened to the gpood ol' days when when it was one bong, one man or woman? The Beer bong was once a moment of intamacy in a room full of drunken assholes. Everyone was cheering your name. You remember, don't you? "Here to brother Mikey, brother Mikey, brother Mikey" or Drink Mutha fucker!!! Drink Mutha fucker!!! Drink till you Puke!!! it was your time in the spotlight. Now this thing comes along and turns that tiny, perfect moment into a sectarian orgy of swill. My friends, I say Nay! Nay to turning us into drunk'n, Beer Bonging Borgs. They will not assimilate me my friends.

Spelling SHmelling

My Wife waz kind enuf to point out that my spelling, ah... blows. That may be true. But I say, Nay! my little spell checker. I think a little missspell here and they're give character and personality to ones righting. Besides, we are not here to put my third grade edecation on trial. We are here to discus beer and beer related stuff. So, if you find it difacult to to understand my wurdz you probibly need another beer.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

ROOSTERS HOLIDAY SEASONAL


Steve Kirkland The brewmaster over at Roosters is putting a non-traditional spin on a traditional favorite. His Rosemary Porter is expected to hit the taps on Nov.29th. I don't recall trying it but it's descibed as roosters classic Porter recipe with Rosemary added at the end of boil as well as in the fermenter to give the roasty brew a subtle herbal quality. Sounds like a nice winter warmer. I think i'm going to have to make a trip up north to check this one out. Roosters is located on Historic 25th Street in Ogden and a have a new brewpub in Layton, Utah at 748 W. Heritage Park Blvd. Cheers!

Monday, November 21, 2005

BEER KILLS CANCER?

Scientists at Oregon State University's Linus Pauling Institute have found a class of compounds called flavonids neutralize "free radicals" — rogue oxygenmolecules that can damage cells. One of those flavonids, a compound called xanthohumol, is found only in hops. It may help prevent some forms of cancer, researchers say. Man, I always new beer was the shit! Even though the levels of this compound are too small to do much, it's sure is nice to know that our favorit cone is diong us some good. I personally am a huge fan of the "hoppier" beers. IPA's, Pales and the like. So, if your a porter or a stout fan you might want to rethink your preference a good dose of Cascades or Chinooks in your ale could do you loads of good. Here's to your health!!!

Friday, November 18, 2005

LOCAL HOLIDAY SEASONALS

Jenny Tally over at Squatters has just done a done a great spice beer for the holidays. I'm going to drop the ball on this one, because I can't remember the name. I tried it a few weeks ago while it was still fermenting. From what I remember it had a lighter malt base (maybe wheat & Cara Pils) made with a nice array of fall spices. Nutmeg, allspice, clove and cinnamon. I believe Belgium Trappist yeast was use istead of they're normal ale variety. It's spicey without being overpowering. Kinda Punkinpie-esque.
It's very quaffable with a nice harvest flair.

Desert Edge has an Okatoberfest out right now that worth a try. It's with sweet caramel and nutty notes with a minor fruitiness. The finish was dry and had a slight spicy/citric hop presence. This is decent autumn beer. It wasn't exciting in any way, but worth a try.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

BEER FOR DOGS


Sure, there are lots of ways you show your dog you love him: Taking him for a walk, giving him a belly rub, tossing him a few treats...but how about a beer? Well why the hell not, even though they deserve it, you can't give them the same beer you grab from the fridge when YOU want a treat! Alcohol, hops and carbonation are bad for dogs. So, the good kids at DogstarBrewing co. have developed a safe and tasty beer treat for our four legged family members.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

EVOLUTION AMBER ALE

Ok, let's talk beer!
First of all let me say that i'm no beer expert or claim to be a fountain of knowledge on the subject. I do however have a great fondness of the worlds favorite elixer. So, God damn it if i want my own fucking beer blog, i'm damn well going to have one. There... it just had to be said.
Hopfully, this will give people the opportunity to share their thoughts on brews, trends, culture or anything else that peeks your zymurgical interests. Occationaly I will give my own beer rating and reviews of local, domestic and international beers. I don't do it because I have a big head. Just find it helpful to hear what other beer lovers thoughts and prefences are. This is a blog by adults for adults. I have a salors mouth and not much affends me, good hearted jabs are welcome and encouraged. I'm kind of a slacker with a full time job. Updates may be sporadic at times.
Class. Let's Begin.

Greg Schirf founder of Wasatch Brewery
is well known for poking fun at Utah's cultural quirks and traditions. The creator of Polygamy Porter and St. Provo Girl has a new 'cause celeb'. It's newest message is geared tword fans of "intelligent design" who want the the creationist theory taught along side evolution in public schools. Schirf's penchant for jabs and theatricks is a subltle and humorous reminder that we all share this little jewell in the high desert, and that no single agenda or view represents us all.
Was that last part a little too sanctimonious? Probibly. It just gets so damn frustrating living under somone elses richeous boot it makes me happy that somone like Greg canshow the world that there is a little island of normality sanity in this very beautiful place.
Evolution Amber Ale isn't new, it's the repackaged 2002 Unofficial Amber Ale. It poures a deep amber-ruby color, with a nose of nice floral hops and a fruitiness beneth. The taste starts with a nice caramel sweetness that feels slightly fruity. Citrusy hops soon follow providing a nice bite that balance the malts well. The finish is bready and dry. This is a well balanced amber that'll make a great session beer anytime. It has an ABV of 4.0%