Friday, February 27, 2009

Meg and K!!!!!

Melissa (the missus) and I have decided that K reminds us of Brian Posehn. He's a comedian and a character on the Sarah Silverman Program. (in case you don't know, but you guys should be hip to that just the same)

It's not an insult, but a compliment, does K get this alot? (or ever?)

check it out, but K is much less sloppy and old looking

just the same, it's awesome!!!

C'mon guys, come have a good time this Sunday at 5pm

Thursday, February 26, 2009

In this economy, fun is still abound

My friend Renee is always trying to challenge me. She once tried to eat more buffalo wings than me. We tied.

But this time, we chose something sinister, and easily calcuable. McDonald's Chicken Mc Nuggets. (one of my favorite foods)

(You may take a break from reading to throw up)


I won.

50 Chicken Nuggets to her 32.

Men are just better at eating. It's science.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Today, in beer......

Today was most excellent, seeing as I met a new fellow blogger, ran into the always gracious and graceful, Meg and K, and was the very first person to buy the new Shameless McDale Irish Red Ale....from Dale Bros. at the Press' release party...

And did I mention I drank the Press out of Stone IPA during this all?

Well, I did.....

I talked to Andy Dale, and he told me the next batch has some changes for the better and I can't wait to taste the newer Irish Red Ale, with a more full bodied weight to help balance the very malty profile with mild hop presence and somewhat astrigent and bitter mouthfeel from said malt stance.

I can't wait for Korean BBQ!!! (Meg, and K!!!)

The best part of the night was the point at which Meg flipped me off in front of my girlfriend....

Check out the new blog....

and check out The new beer at a local bar near you

Shameless McDale Irish red.... from our friends at Dale Bros Brewing!!!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Drinking Songs

Whenever, I walk into a new watering hole I start taking mental notes and scoring the venue on many factors, including beer selection and ambience. I love dark bars, and if you walk into dba on my night, I usually have the lights turned low. One other thing I love is ambience created by music.

Blues is usually blaring when I tend bar. I've always had a romantic view of dark bars with booze and blues. Earlier in my youth, I was best described as a bourbon drinking blues listener. Some things have changed. I still love bourbon. I still love blues. Only thing that's changed is how much bluer I've gotten as I've aged. A woman once told me, "When I look at your face, you look young, but your eyes have an old soul."

Well, a heritage of heroin and pain will do that to a person.

Not to get too dark though.

Let's talk about great drinking songs. Please feel free to post your favorite drinking songs.

Research my choices if they seem foreign to you, and if all else fails, come into the bar and you'll probably hear some of the selections.

Here we go;

Whispered Words by Dan Auerbach from his new album Keep it Hid

Ain't nobody's business by Jimmy Witherspoon it can be found on numerous Witherspoon records and compilations

here's Jimmy

Any song from any album by the Black Keys; Big Come Up, Thickfreakness, Rubber Factory, Magic Potion, Chulahoma, Strange Times

Any song
from Grand Ole Party's new album Humanimals

here's a glimpse of one of my favorite tracks from that album

Maggot Brain by Funkadelic from Maggot Brain

the maggot brain

Any Song by the Animals

I hate to use this video, but it's still one of my favorites although their music catalogue is full of great songs

Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters

There are more songs, but let's see what you guys can come up with...after listening to some of these I have to go grab something to drink while i do this...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Change of PLANS!

At first, as winter approached, I was more than happy to sample porters, stouts, and spiced ales. But winter never really came.

85 degrees outside isn't exactly a good reason to go to the fridge and grab an Imperial Stout.

So, I've been forced to drink outside seasonality in forward vision toward Spring.

What beers does spring bring might you ask?

Here's the list of things to grab/drink as the weather maintains a beautiful constant.

DESCHUTES Cinder Cone Red- Nice moderate red ale without the excessive caramel/scotch flavors you'd find in other beers of this style. Crisp and hop/dry finish. Perfect for evening drinking.

PORT BREWING Panzer Imperial Pilsner- Not many breweries bother with pilsners, especially imperial style (twice the pilsner). Thank God for Port. This nicely refreshing beer has a strange candy cane sugar finish. This beer drinks like a bright sunny day, but in a very satisfying way.

ALBA Scottish Pine Ale- This beer is brewed with spruce and pine shoots- it has this super floral scent and tase with earthy tones giving the palate superior satisfaction. Rare find. But worth it all....

MAUI BREWING Bikini Blond Lager- This is by far one of the best blondes around. Light and refreshing, but not watery- some hop traces but without astringency.

HANGAR 24 Orange Wheat- This could be one of the only wheat beers I'd ever crave. Wheat beers are great candidates for additional flavoring- (Seadog Blueberry Wheat, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat)- This beer is very clean tasting with rind, but moreso blossom presence.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Keep your fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!!!

The city's favorite bartender has an interview with Hangar 24 brewing in Redlands.

Please keep your fingers crossed, as I attempt to spread my wings in the industry I love most. My interview is February 10th.