Thirsty Thursday

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Dave samples some beverages and gives the absolute best of opinions on them.

Today’s edition is going to be a little rushed, and I apologize. The neighbors’ pit bull decided to waltz into my yard and attack my dog. Before you freak out, he appears to be mostly okay — well, as okay as he could be after being bitten and shaken like a rag doll.

He is conscious, and has a puncture wound under his front right leg. Animal control was called, and since one of the other neighbors that had rushed in to help my wife (I was at work) ALSO got bitten, they have taken the dog into quarantine.

The owner, however, refuses to sign the dog over. So he will be able to get it back in 10 – 14 days. Needless to say, I have filed a formal complaint and will be seeing his ass in court. My kids play back there.

So this one is for Quince.

Liquor Of The Week

Pearl Vodka, Blueberry — 70 proof

I’m starting with liquor this week, because I’m in the mood for a shot at the moment. I also don’t have a photo because my stupid phone died. So if you’re chomping at the bit for a visualization of this particular product, use the Google-verse and type in the name.

Let us begin …

/shoots my shot like Jennifer Lawrence is in the room

So .. where’s the blueberry? Maybe I’m biased due to my love for the flavor of blueberry, but they must have went ultra-stingy with the addition of that piece of the puzzle.

Outside of that, it isn’t horrible. It has some kick, which I like, and there IS some flavor to it…just not enough, you know, blueberry.

I can imagine this mixing well with a citrus-y soda or perhaps even some lemonade, but I would likely shy away from Kool Aid or dark sodas. I think the soda would probably overwhelm the taste of the vodka, and the same applies with the Kool Aid or any other powder mixes.

Verdict: I’m a little cranky that I didn’t get my blueberry fix, but outside of that this isn’t a bad little number. If you’re only into shots of the “foo foo” variety you should stick to using it as a mixer, but for those of you who like a little bite to their beverage, this would make a nice accoutrement to your daily yard beer.

Beer Of The Week

KC Bier Co, Hefeweizen, 5.2% ABV

So full disclosure, after my wife called me to tell me the saga of Quince (named after Patrick Mahomes’ jersey number) I kinda rushed home and forgot to get beer. I did run out afterward to get liquor, but that was mainly to calm her down. I forgot today was Wednesday.

I blame the coronavirus.

SO, digging in my magical beer fridge — think Dora the Explorer’s backpack — I found that I had a couple of these leftover from…some point. I honestly can’t remember the last time I bought these. Weird…

Anyway, this particular blend is a Bavarian-style wheat ale, which already puts it right up my alley. It’s also local, and we are supposed to support local businesses during this epidemic, right? Hero beer purchase.

It even comes with a three-step set of instructions on how to properly drink the beer:

  1. Tilt glass and pour
  2. Swirl last two ounces to rouse yeast
  3. Pour yeast into glass

Now, I’m admittedly lazy, plus I also don’t drink beer from a glass, so that ain’t happening. My train of thought is this — they sell these in 6 packs, and I only have two left in the fridge. That tells me I liked it the way it is enough to have four of them, so…I’m skipping the bourgeoisie methods and going straight ‘Murica-style.

/pops top and swigs

Okay … that’s pretty good. It doesn’t have the same aftertaste as most beers (or ales) I’ve consumed, but not in a bad way. This has a smooth, flavorful, yet semi-hoppy aftertaste that really hits the spot. It’s not a light beer, but it doesn’t come close to being what I consider ‘heavy,’ either.

If I’m being truly honest, I wouldn’t even say this beer would be better in one season than another. I could drink these in the warm summer months just as much as I would probably enjoy them during the dead of winter. A really good blend.

Verdict: I recommend this beer 100 times out of a hundred. Maybe 101 times. I try to remain as neutral and balanced as possible, so if I had to give it any negatives, I would say that while it might actually be better if drank the way it suggests, I will never get to enjoy that taste. Of course, that’s entirely on me, not the beer, so I’ll call it a wash.

Go buy some of this immediately. Liquor stores are essential, anyway.

What are you all drinking?

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MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer(@midkan-chiefs-lifer)
04/02/2020 6:07 pm

I went to the essential liquor store and didnt even get a heavy beer. Ended up with the kc bier co hefeweizen, and XX amber. Both are great though so I’m not mad.

Now I’m at home a d have the real cold weather drink Evan Williams.

04/02/2020 4:57 pm

Hope your doggy is going to be ok. 🙁

04/02/2020 4:56 pm

Balvenie Triple Cask 16 year with a Hoyo de Monterrey blended by AJ Fernandez right now (working from home is great!). Before dinner I’ll have a Vermentino blend from the Cinque Terre (Bisson is the producer). And for the ribeyes tonight I’ve got a northern Rhône Syrah (Souhaut) decanting.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer(@midkan-chiefs-lifer)
04/02/2020 4:36 pm

Holy shit is it getting cold fast. Guess I need to go get a heavier beer for tonight and tomorrow.

04/02/2020 3:58 pm

For that blueberry fix…I have discovered these…comment image

04/02/2020 2:14 pm

You like Hefes. I like Hefes. We should hang out.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer(@midkan-chiefs-lifer)
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
04/02/2020 6:10 pm

They are great hofbrau is great imho.

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
04/02/2020 10:56 am

. My kids play back there.

Kill that muther fcker

Reply to  zulu trader
04/02/2020 3:40 pm

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Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed(@severely-concussed)
04/02/2020 8:17 am

Sorry to hear about your dog. Any dog owner that wants to keep their dog after it bit a person is a dipshit that will be legally responsible if it happens again. You should find out who he has homeowners insurance through and report the incident. He might not want the dog back if his insurance company doubles his premiums or threatens to drop him.

Having a pissed off neighbor is better than worrying if it is safe for your kids and dog to play outside.

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Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed(@severely-concussed)
Reply to  Dave
04/02/2020 9:37 am

He is responsible for medical bills for your dog and the neighbor that got bit. I would assume he might have to divulge his insurance carrier unless he is paying cash for both of those. Contact animal control to see if any info was provided to them.

I deal with dogs all the time while working. The owners always say don’t worry, that dog won’t bite. That dog might not bite them, but if it is aggressive it will bite anybody else thinking it is doing its job.

I hate irresponsible pet owners.

Reply to  Severely Concussed
04/02/2020 9:38 am

Every time that your Dog’s name gets mentioned, I think of this fruit. It Looks like a Pear / Tastes like an Apple , Makes Great Jelly … : )

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed(@severely-concussed)
Reply to  Dave
04/02/2020 10:06 am

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zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  Dave
04/02/2020 11:00 am

when you go to court, have the Judge make him reveal who his home-owner’s insurance co. is

he’ll have to answer that question if you ask him under cross exam, and you have every right, too!

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zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  zulu trader
04/02/2020 11:16 am

Or, if you win a judgement, the Judge should compel him to reveal this information

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