Month: June 2009

no... it's not david the gnome (anyone?)
no... it's not david the gnome (anyone?)

store: bevmo
type: belgian strong pale ale
abv: 8.00%

i gotta admit — i was gonna get the blue label chimay, but then saw a gnome on a bottle of beer and HAD TO get it… this was the other beer brought to the usa/spain match (maybe i shoulda themed my beer with the game… doh!)

go belgium — another great one! it’s a cloudy witbier-like flavor

the mouthfeel was like a sparkling cider — very bubbly, making it a good one to drink on a warm day

thanks to andy, i found out the meat/cheese that we had: pepper salame (they weren’t fuckin’ around with the pepper), ivernia (ireland), and iberico (the spaniard) — both cheeses were on the dry side, but not crumbly (not saying that’s a bad thing) — but they both finished creamy, if that makes any sense (i do beers, not cheese… get off me)

beeradvocate: A-
me: A

brown nut... ha!
sam smith's brown nut... ha!

store: bevmo
type: english brown ale
abv: 5.00%

so i’m parlaying my success with samuel smith’s brewery with this… it’s a really good brown ale — not the run of the mill brown ale, mind you.

brought this to enjoy at andy’s and adam’s for the usa v spain futbol game (who woulda guessed the outcome of that game?)

it pours and looks like every brown ale you’ve seen — dark brown with little head (like me… what?)

the taste was very sweet — i noted caramel and toffee in the flavor… wasn’t expecting that, but was pleasantly surprised.  matched with some good cheese whose names i can’t remember off the top of my head… hint hint

beeradvocate: A-
me: A

with a pub mix cameo
with a pub mix cameo

store: bevmo
type: oatmeal stout
abv: 5.00%

rolled into bevmo and saw my buddy, vg, there… he knows of the whole 50-beer thing and has been pretty good with suggestions (he hasn’t failed me yet).

so he suggested this one — i’ve never tasted an oatmeal stout before… it’s really good

it poured a really dark body with a 2-3 finger frothy head (heh heh)… had hints of chocolate with the taste… and my favorite category, it had a creamy mouthfeel

bought a single big bottle — i think it’s 22 oz maybe? and finished it quickly. definitely a session beer for its smoothness and taste

i wouldn’t really pair it with pub mix in the future, but it’s always a good snack

beeradvocate: A-
me: A

good finds from andy

hilarious take on entourage — “that’s right baby bro!”

[collegehumor 1914477]

a funny take on the “you find it, you keep it” ads from microsoft

[funnyordie a2f1680448]

friggin dave for gettin’ that stuck in my head…

anyway, check it out — keyboard cat vs. mario (best part is how they remembered to get that last random note!)

i know it’s a fan-made video, but i could totally see kanye doing this

lastly, from my trip to the capcom-unity site… is this gem — it’s an animated gif of some dood wrestling a blow up doll (not like the one that andy has)… and get this — he friggin’ wrestles like ZANGIEF

does anyone know when the marvel v. capcom 2 game come out? i’m le tired to read it

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhWk3dNQIGg

10w-30
10w-30 motor oil

store: bj’s
type: russian imperial stout
abv: 8.00%

it’s a tradition to drink this b*tch on birthdays so i had two pints of it… i was running ragged the next day (“doesn’t that mean that you’re drunk?” “no. it means i was drunk yesterday” — name that movie!)

it’s kinda funny tho — i used to loathe this beer, but now it’s not so bad. i guess my tastebuds grew up apparently (or i’ve destroyed my sense of taste, whichever one you feel applies)

this is a creamy ass stout (as stouts are wont to be) — it had a thin head (experts would say a one-finger head, but you guys are too childish for that term), but look at it in the pic… it’s a nice malty color

beeradvocate: B+
me: B-

wordpress-logo-stacked-bgcareful with upgrading to wordpress 2.8, ESPECIALLY if you have a bunch of plugins… there are some real bad compatibility issues (thank GOD i backed everything up and was able to revert back to 2.7.1)

i think that’s why chaunce didn’t have any issues with his other site — there were no plugin issues

you can check here to see if there will be any issues

found another blog that helps with troubleshooting various wordpress issues

i wish i knew that there were gonna be problems before i upgraded… troubleshooting + downgrading = late night for this guy… frick (weary with toil, i haste me to my bed)

added a new plugin to the sidebar of my site — last.fm for wordpress

now you can see the crappy music that i listen to!

i’ve been listening to a lot of arctic monkeys, jason mraz, brett dennen, and an oldie but goodie, counterfit

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZrkC4ZY-8M

enjoy!

islands frosty mugs ftw!
islands frosty mugs ftw!

store: islands
type: hefeweizen
abv: 5.10%

gettin’ close to magical 5-0… should i try to go for 100 by the end of the year? that’s probably a bad idea…

so i wanted to try something different at islands… a lot of people, like rob, like drinking hef’s… not me — strange cuz i like witbier‘s too (i just hate germans i guess)

anyway, this had the same type of flavor as other hefs… that fruitish, vanilla, clove, etc. this particular one tasted like crazy banana though — blech

the beer wouldn’t go away fast enough — even after drinking, later in the afternoon, i was burping up bananas (insert joke here)… not a fan of this one

beeradvocate: B-
me: C