Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl Suds and Stuff

My fridge at home... unfortunately I wasn't gonna be watching the super bowl at home. But had to throw it up to compare....

See how many beers you can identify. There might be a prize. But probably not.






Thankfully I was at least watching it over at this house. After some Pig and Pliny I moved on to Private Stock and cokes. This was the special fridge for people who liked good beer. The other cooler had Avery White Rascals (still a good beer but more approachable) and cokes and water.





At the halftime I won a drawing for a super bowl coin. You can't really see it but it's pretty sweet. It's 24kt. 1 of 5,000. That's gotta be worth at least 5 bucks. And oh yeah... Don't bRUIN your life. Fucla.
















As 3rd quarter started we tried a new beer. This was pretty good. Malheur Brut Reserve. Very Belgiany, lots of earth and fruit going on in it. A good Belgian strong pale... one girl said it smelled like shit... she doesn't know her Belgian yeast.











After the game we broke out the Blue Label. About 80% of the people there were rooting for Arizona. I was just rooting for Pitt to piss them off.















These chocolates kicked ass. Nice shot of alcohol in them.







Dakota was out.

8 comments:

J.Rhode said...

You young and immortal SOB. The thought of beer still hurts. Your fridge is bigger than mine too. Is the unlabeled stuff homebrew, or your secret cache of Westy?

BeerGuy said...

The Westy is gone. Long live the king.

Steve said...

yeah there's some homebrew in there. I wish I hadn't drank anything last night. Dammit

Kevin said...

is that queer-nov ice in your fridge> is that for the voice?

Steve said...

the fridge with the Smirny's in it is Timmins', and yes they were for the voice.

notg said...

wow, there's some amazing beer in that fridge of yours. Or at least there was.

I'm equally impressed you finished the night off with some Blue label. What did you think of it?

Steve said...

Funny you ask about the Blue Lable. I didn't have any on this Super Bowl night (thank god, I had had too much suds to begin with), but I had some Blue Label a few weeks ago for the first time. Let me preface by saying I hate scotch. So much so that it causes me to gag. I haven't had too many though, probably just Johnny Walker Black and Red, and I think Glen Livet as well. I have within the last year found the taste for Bourbon and it is one of my favorite liquids. With all that said, the Blue Label was out-freakin-standing.

notg said...

With a price tag like the one it wears, you kinda want to hope you'd enjoy it right? :) I've not had a chance to try the blue label yet, but have heard great things. Keep experimenting with the scotches... I think you'll find some that you'll enjoy, and probably others that still hit the gag reflex. They are not as varied as craft beer, but there is still an impressive range of flavours to be found.

I must admit that I had a pretty strong predisposition to hate bourbons. The one's I'd tried in Australia were pretty horrible. But I've been swayed since I've been in the states and had access to some fine boutique bourbons. The same is pretty true of tequilas too, I think.