Trying an Allagash White on my Beer Bench
Yep. To me it is. To me.
What a good beer is can be very subjective. A large community inside Beer Twitter adores Allagash White. Some herald it as the perfect beer.
I could never stand the fucker.
A thin old tasting beer that tastes like it was put through a
Randall filled with smushed bananas? No thanks.
But it had been a long time since I had one. Maybe I was wrong. Maybe my palete had changed. I am wrong a lot so I could be totally off.
So I tried one again:
Yep. Still as awful as I remember. Maybe more so. So difficult to drink. Just gross.
Allagash Brewing is a great top-tier Indie brewer that I highly respect. But Belgian Wheat beers are terrible, and the King of the style is Allagash White.
The Golden Hour of drinking and photography, combined
I don’t think it’s talked about enough: A good beer buzz.
Maybe you are a normal fuck. You don’t need beer or pot to open up an environment for you to act like a normal person.
Sadly (or not), I need a beer or two to actually
things. To think like a norm. enjoy
That came out wrong; I enjoy things without beer. I am not THAT bad off. But my anxiety filled mind quiets down a bit after a good beer or two.
The right music and a second beer in? I am usually feeling pretty good. A nice buzz, man. That’s what I like, what I need. It’s a big part of why I like beer.
That’s the “Golden Hour” in beer drinking. For filmmakers it’s that last hour of light, when everything looks magical on film.
For beer drinking it’s that buzz after two beers. It doesn’t last long, maybe an hour – one foot in reality, awake and still making good decisions, one foot into a mind altered state where everything is kinda fun.
I am not afraid to admit it. A nice little buzz is what I look for most drinking sessions. I like it. It’s nice. It should be enjoyed and talked about more often.
Cheers to a nice buzz! 🍻🎉
Out Of The Barrel in Fresno
My session starts with a beer run to Out Of The Barrel to pick up some cans for the next two days. I refrained from getting a beer there ‘cause I had to get back to the family with lunch. 😕
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Drinking has begun!
Bay of Plenty from Almanac
A 6.5 hazy that is very light on the haze. It was a label buy. Pretty forgettable.
Humble Sea Brewing
Variant of Humble’s Socks & Sandals (Pineapple). I thought I was going to like it more.
Continue reading “Saturday Night Drinking Thread: Pineapple Socks Edition”
results of the Beer Writer Awards are out and I can tell you that the blog you’re reading right now is nowhere near them.
I am not a long-form writing kind of guy so it makes sense that I have nothing even worth mentioning – as far as the North American Guild of Beer Writers is concerned anyway.
After reading through all the winners, one thing is clear: they looooove love love long articles.
Lots of words = good blogging.
Blog or newsletter creativeness? BORING! Long stories with puffy and fussy words? Sign NAGBW up!
Am I bitter and longing for acknowledgment? I don’t
think so? Maybe subconsciously. But if I am being honest, I get inspired by lack of acknowledgment. Makes me want to post even more.
The NAGBW does have ONE category I would have a shot in: Short Form.
Appropriate that their short form category has the least amount of award winners: three.
Was three all the entries they had or do they just not respect that category enough to even bother posting more? 🤷🏻♂️
Maybe next year I can convince them to create a “Kinda Cool” blog or newsletter category.
Anyway, like I said, I kind of get-off on the people considered the best in the field, not giving a shit or not aware enough to know what is happening on the small indie blogs.
When you’re a never-award-winning blogger and
newsletter writer, sometimes being an unknown crank is all you have.
Can you tell I got paid today?
Lately I started doing
these threaded and live-blog style posts on Saturdays only. But this Saturday might be a little busy so I opened it up for the whole weekend.
I will be updating this post throughout the weekend with relevant beer, drinking and life journalling. Feel free to leave comments all weekend. Cheers! 🍻
Continue reading “Weekend Drinking Thread: Stoked For Great Notion & Trillium edition”