Another day, another brew, amirite?
What a beautiful Wednesday, too. A perfect seventy-something degrees, the boys playing in dirt or something in the backyard, the dog licking … ew. Nevermind.
I’m a little ticked that pops is going out of his way to suggest things to eat that DON’T involve grilling, but hey, if the man wants spaghetti, the man can have spaghetti. I want chicken. Or burgers even. This beautiful brisket will be saved for Saturday …
Anyway, I am entirely off track here. What was I going to do? Oh, yea, drink! Let’s get this shindig started, shall we?
Beer Of The Week
Mother’s Brewing Company, “Step-Dude,” 5% ABV
Yes, I did choose this beer because of its’ name. Yes, I’m proud of that. Yes, I am a child of a broken home. No, I hate that Papa Roach song.
But I saw it and couldn’t pass it up.
In case you weren’t already aware, Mother’s Brewing Company is semi-local to Kansas City, being from Springfield, Missouri (the better state). I’m here for local and local-ish establishments, so let’s see how well they did:
/pops top, takes swig
Yep. That’s a beer, alright. I mean, it isn’t anything grand or flashy. I guess it lives up to its’ name: not as good as the original, likely used as a rebound, and told you that you wouldn’t amount to anything while he abused pain pills and hit you drunkenly.
Oh … uh, that got dark quickly. My bad!
Anyway, all in all it’s just … beer. There is almost nothing I can say about this that you didn’t already know about Budweiser or Busch. I found a place that sold beer by the single bottle, so I can’t tell you what a full pack runs, but I would say if it’s more than the aforementioned yard beer, bypass it. You’ll get your fix with a Natural Light as much as you will with this.
Verdict: 5/10. Not only is this an average beer, but it’s dressed up as something different. Had I bought a twelve pack of this, I’d be upset. Especially if it ran a higher price than normal. It’s not bad, but much like Phillip Rivers and Julian Edelman, there is nothing here to set it apart from the average white guy. Uh, I mean, the average beer. Whatever.
Liquor Of The Week
Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, 35% ABV
I can’t lie, I’ve had this before. I know, I know, that’s cheating, but damn, for some reason I really wanted to review this today. I won’t tell you what my initial reaction was, because I can’t remember, but I do know … some things. Anyway —
/pops top, takes shot
Ah, yes. I remember this loving embrace. This is literally like melting a Reese’s peanut butter cup into a shot. It’s glorious. It’s delicious.
But it doesn’t have a very high alcohol content …
Regardless, this is a beautiful blend of whiskey, and I love when manufacturers find ways to take a classic and actually improve upon it. In this case, they absolutely did.
I’ve been told that if you mix this with cranberry juice it makes it taste like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I’m not sure how that flavor combination comes together to do so, but hey, if it works it works, right? Maybe I’ll give that a try someday I’m willing to spend money on cranberry juice …
Verdict: Great. Buy it. Try it. Then buy the whole bottle. This stuff goes down smooth by itself, but I know, personally, that I will be doing my best to find a small bottle of cranberry juice to mix it with as well. I have no idea what this would pair with outside of “having a fun time,” but its’ worth it. Enjoy!
What are YOU drinking tonight?