Every now and then, along comes a craving, a taste, a sensation that overcomes, no, overwhelms you. I love pumpkin pie. I also like a good beer. Melding those two together, you get pumpkin beer. St Arnolds presents the 10% ABV Pumpkinator, at $7.99 a bottle. It’s an “Imperial Pumpkin Stout”, so they say. I bought two. Last night I drank one and wasn’t wowed by it, but liked it a bit – it has a very frothy full head and deep pumpkin stouty flavor. Tonight I am consuming the other one, and am liking it quite a bit more! It’s certainly different and unique. Good to have now and again. I’ll get it again next year.
Three leaders of the big beer companies meet for a drink. The president of Budweiser orders a Bud. Miller’s president orders a Millers and the president of Coors orders a Coors. When it is Guinness turn to order he orders a soda. “Why didn’t you order a Guinness?” everyone asks. “Nah,” Guinness replies. “If you guys aren’t having a beer, neither will I.”
I thought I would start keeping track of the different kinds of beer that I have bought and liked. This probably belongs in a wiki or something else, but for now it gets dumped in the blog, since that’s already set up.
I got Sam Adams Cherry Wheat last night and tried a bottle before moving on to Shiner Kolsch. It was good – not too wheaty, which before I got to like wheat beers was a turn-off, and not too sweet. It left a cherry-like aftertaste that was kind of nice. I don’t know if I would drink a whole lot at once, but it’s good for a beer flight or something like that. I have five more waiting for me, but from the one I had last night, it’s a good change from the ordinary and I would buy it again.