Thoroughly Thirsty Thursdays

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So last week’s Ode to Ale was a thrown together mashup of last-minute crapitude, and for that, Dave Anthony apologizes. This week, however, I did some on-the-ground analysis, in-depth research, and real creativity (feel free to disagree with that third point).

And as always, I welcome any and all ideas and input. If you have a particular favorite brew or concoction please feel free to hit me up on the ol’ Twitter @AnyGivenSunDave or email me at davefriedman0351@gmail.com!

Terrible Taste Test (with special guest J.J. Storey)

This past Saturday we went on an excursion to the beautiful land of Peculiar, Missouri. Known for it’s … um, multiple Casey’s General Stores, the wife and I spent the evening with our good friends. Unbeknownst to poor J.J., he was also needed for an experiment with a lesser known (to me, anyway) whiskey that I found at a hole-in-the-wall liquor store.

Enter: this disgusting-ness:

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This very well may be the crap the witch gave to Beauty to start her Sleeping moniker.

Now, J.J. and I are (or in his case, used to be) avid whiskey enthusiasts — perhaps not well-versed in the “top shelf” realm, but definitely purveyors of the perpetually putrid poor man’s potions. When it came to this little single swig of suckage, I’m fairly certain both of us would have rather had a little more taste and a lot less “kick in the throat.”

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J.J.’s look in the third picture would mortally frighten a lesser man.

After swearing to him that this wasn’t a prank and that I didn’t just feed him straight Diesel fuel, I asked J.J. what his thoughts were. His answer? “Two words: dog shit.” He went on to add that it “tasted fine at first and like rubbing alcohol at the end.”

I think he was being generous.

That crappy concoction was like drinking a Molotov cocktail after it had been lit on fire. It was as if Satan himself shat liquid magma down your throat after a Taco Bell binge. If given a choice between shooting that stuff again or water from Flint, Michigan, I would say the lead contamination might be better for your health.

All that to say, no bueno senor. Never again.

New Ways To Avoid The “Beer Gut”

If you’re like me — and I pray that none of you fall that far on the social spectrum — you are actively trying to fit back into that two-piece for the summer. Sure, having a couple drinks by the poolside, lake, or beach is a fun way to spend a weekend afternoon, but nobody wants to see the hairy skin-keg you’re pouring it into.

So I found this little tidbit on the interwebz:

This may not interest everybody, but I’m sure some of you may want to look into some lower calorie options without sacrificing taste and quality. The article above offers some pretty cool-sounding suggestions, but I will highlight the one that piqued my curiosity the most.

Boulevard Easy Sport Recreational Ale

I can’t lie, the main thing that caught my eye was the term “recreational ale,” and yes, it means what you think it means.

This blend is brewed with potassium, magnesium, and sea salt to “supplement athletes after their exertions.” And let’s be honest, nothing sounds cooler than running a couple miles or hitting the bench and finishing up with a beer that doesn’t make you feel guilty for doing so.

It’s a 99-calorie beer, and is blended with Tangerine peel and Mandarina Bavaria to supposedly give it a taste akin to sports drinks. It weighs in at 4.1% ABV and even has some electrolytes infused.

That’s pretty awesome! Find out more here.

An Alcohol “Alternative”

Last week, the comment section was inundated with requests for some … alternative recreational fun. Until and unless it becomes legal nationwide, Arrowhead Guys is going to choose to stay away from most topics concerning that particular lifestyle. However …

If they make it into a beer, I think I can avoid the censors!

Perfect cure for your cottonmouth, too!

Keith Villa — who is awesome enough to have a Ph.D in Brewing, by the way — is the co-founder of Ceria Brewing Co., and they have found a way to give those who don’t ascribe to the alcohol culture a way to enjoy their particular tastes with those of us that prefer the hops lifestye.

They are planning to roll out a product called “Grainwave Belgian-Style White Ale,” which is a cannabis-infused beverage that allows it’s drinker to catch their buzz from the THC content instead of alcohol. It boasts that this ‘beer’ is lower in calories and doesn’t end in a hangover.

That’s pretty … uh, dope, as the cool kids would say.

Right now the brew is only available at 50 Colorado dispensaries, and according to the article above, a 10-ounce bottle is retailing at $9. Check it out here.

What are you drinking this weekend? And as I said before, don’t hesitate to contact me with anything you feel people should know about!

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larch
sydenham
04/04/2019 9:31 am

Beau’s Brewery located in the town of Vankleek Hill, Ontario, makes some very good beers. Their flagship is Lug-Tread lagered ale at 5.2% alcohol, and it is one of my go-tos. They brew a wide variety, including a fine IPA.

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Dave
04/04/2019 10:37 am

Sounds like we need sydenham to send us some…”glassware”…

larch
sydenham
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
04/04/2019 1:04 pm

I’ll see what I can do. At the very least if I make it to the Chiefs hosting the Packers this season I’ll bring some along, because you know I’ll be looking for the AG tailgate site.

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  sydenham
04/04/2019 2:11 pm

Woot!

Nasrani
Nasrani
04/04/2019 9:25 am

Is a beer gut from drinking the ganja-brew called a pot belly?

…I’ll see myself out.

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Nasrani
04/04/2019 9:55 am

Well done sir.

asian_fetish
asian_fetish
04/04/2019 9:06 am

Sorry, but cannabis beer is dumb. I realize it was mentioned in article because you found a loophole in the posting regulations, but I hope this “beer” doesn’t become a thing. Just smoke a joint and drink an O’Doul’s.

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  asian_fetish
04/04/2019 9:14 am

I know there’s a lot of hours left in the day, but I’m just going to go ahead and award you the internet for the day. Congrats.

Dave B.
Dave B.
Reply to  asian_fetish
04/04/2019 9:57 am
vvet818
04/04/2019 8:42 am

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Easy Sport Recreational Ale?

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  vvet818
04/04/2019 8:45 am

Ok Dave…I feel this must be recreated.

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Dave
04/04/2019 8:49 am

Negative. You volunteered to be the taste tester.

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Dave
04/04/2019 8:58 am

He’s got to be laying on something…

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Dave
04/04/2019 9:17 am

I’ll have to trust you, being the subject matter expert. Guessing you got somewhat familiar with it after experimenting with that rot-got.

I’ve got an idea for an upcoming Triple-T…but its likely one that will require you blacking out at my place 😀

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Dave
04/04/2019 9:55 am

/turns on mood music

Anthony Stratton
04/04/2019 8:07 am

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Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  Dave
04/04/2019 10:57 am

I was starting to get intrigued until you said it was brewed to taste like Gatorade.

I’ll just drink a Gatorade and wash that taste out with beer

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Dave
04/04/2019 2:04 pm

It seems to me that AG is full of lushes. Rather smoke the wackie-tabackie, myself

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