Tuesday, September 30, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - "Welcome to Possum Lodge"

Today Beer Heads we have special guest poster Red Green from Possum Lodge.

Day 77 - Molson Canadian

Today Beer Heads I'm gonna teach you how to make your very own beer brewery from a Ford Granada and the handyman's secret weapon, Duct Tape. Yeah, I know what your thinking; "This is way too big a project for me"; but don't worry. I'm pulling for you, we're all in this together.

First, pull the gas tank out of the Granada. I gotta make sure to get all the gas out of it, or the next beer and chili night at Possum Lodge may be a fire hazard. Next take the radiator hose and attach it to the end of the filler tube on the gas tank. Make sure to use enough duct tape, you don't want any beer spilling out. Then you attach the carburetor to the end of the radiator hose to act as CO2 relief valve, and then you have a complete fermenter unit. Then all you gotta do is use the oil pan for mashing the wort for your home brew beer, which is good because all you have to do when transferring the wort from the pan to the fermenter is unscrew the drain plug. So there you have it. Your very own home brew distillery. Enjoy. Or if you would rather get a clean crisp, slightly hoppy Molson that would rate a 6 on the beer scale, then nobody would really blame you.

So remember, if the ladies don't find you handsome, they can at least find you handy. Well, until next time, keep your stick on the ice, and a cold beer in your hand.

Monday, September 29, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - The Great White North

Day 76 - Moosehead Lager

Hey you hosers! Today we're in Canada eh, drinking Moosehead Beer. It's brewed in St. John's New Brunswick, up here in the great white north eh, Canada that is. Yeah, this is a pretty good eh, especially since there's not a mouse in the bottle or anything. It may not taste as good as Elsinore beer, but it does have a nice crisp taste to it. Iron Chef said it was citrus-y, and I thought it was pretty decent after the skunk smell from the bottle goes away. That would make it like at least 5 on the beer scale eh.

Now gimme a beer you knob.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - Day 75

Carib Lager

Today beer heads, we are in Puerto Rico drinking a beer whose name was derived from the same place as the Caribbean Islands. Early explorers found the island Carib (which is now called Grenada) filled with a native people that practiced a ritualistic form of cannibalism. As this was the first society discovered to partake in the eating (but not ingesting) of human flesh, the word cannibal was derived from the Carib word Kanbna meaning "person". Even though the Carib people still live in various parts of South America and the Caribbean Islands, the last known speakers of Island Carib died out in the 1920's.

Today, many people around the Caribbean Islands enjoy Carib beer. However, I am not particularly enjoying it. It's a little skunky smelling, very watery, and rather cheap tasting. Maybe this beer would taste better while sitting on a sandy beach or maybe it would compliment a heapin' helping of human flesh, but by itself, it's really not even a 4, so I will rate it a 3 on the beer scale.


Saturday, September 27, 2008

100Beers in 100 days - Gotta Light?

A.A. - "Hey Beer Heads, how about we hear about today's beer from one of the locals?"
Day 74 - Red Stripe

Dreadlocks covered person - "Eh mon! We here in Kingston Jamaica drinking Red Stripe. Dis es a corny tasting lager with not alot of malt or hops flavor. Not only es dis de official beer of de Jamaican Bobsled team, it's also de official beer of smokers because you would have to be high to consider it any-ting special. Dis beer goes good with ganja, maryjane, weed, blunt, chronic, cannibis, reefer, and especially Jamaican gold mon."

A.A. - "Well, I guess I can't argue with that. That's why I'm rating it a 4 on the beer scale.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Here we are beer heads at the Mexican Border where we will try 3 beers for this post. I had trouble with blogger yesterday, and I think I will be busy tomorrow, so I am going to do all three today.

Day 71 - The Good: Negra Modelo

A Beer with a dark amber color. Not overly sweet and heavy like some dark malty beers. It may have a faint hint of caramel in the flavor which I like. It's great taste proves that there are two types of beers in the world my friend, those that that you can totally dig and those that aren't Negra Modelo. I will rate this an 8.

Day 72 - The Bad: Tecate

I'm not too impressed with it. It's very watery and has a little bit of funny taste to it. It doesn't have enough flavor to cover a taste of metal, maybe of the equipment used to make it. I will rate this a 4 because it proves that there are two types of beer in the world my friend, those that taste like metal and those that are the next best thing to having a rope around your neck.

Day 73 - The Ugly: Pacifico

I started to pour it out because I thought it smelled a little moldy or something. But then I thought, hey I got to at least try a small sip just too say I tried it, and maybe the smell is just me. [two seconds after drinking] Oh my God this is nasty! Even though the mold smell was just my imagination, this is still horrible tasting beer. I rating it a 1 and pouring it out because it proves that there are two types of beer in this world my friend, those that don't taste very good and those that you would only drink at gun point.

Viva La Cerveza!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - Day 70

Oh my God! I can't believe I have been doing this for 70 days. Heck, even Jesus didn't stick with anything more than 40 days! OK, back the odyssey.
Carta Blanca

Well beer heads, it's just you and me this evening. Iron Chef is out at the salon getting her hair doo all done up. No, no don't worry about me, I am well fed this evening. Iron Chef pre-made some meat ball hoagies last night for me to eat this evening for dinner. (Damn, am I that spoiled!) Well anyways today we are drinking a beer called Carte Blanca which is named after some French champagne. Believe it or not I actually knew there was a champagne named Carte Blanche. (See, I'm not the clod-hopper you all thought I was.) It's made in Monterrey Mexico by the Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery. (I didn't know that though. I can't even spell that. I had to copy and paste it from wikipedia.) Have you ever drank Miller High Life? The beer that calls itself "The Champagne of Beers". Well thankfully it's nothing like that! Granted, it's not that 'God sent from Heaven' stuff the Monks make in Belgium, but I can definitely say that I prefer this to Budweiser. I will rate this a 6 on the beer scale.

Viva La Cerveza!

Monday, September 22, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - 20th Century Beer

Day 69 - Dos Equis Ambar

Today Beer Heads we find ourselves in Mexico drinking another of my favorite brands of beer, Dos Equis. According to the beer bottle history, this beer was crafted in 1897 to commemorate the XX Century. Iron Chef got this particular type of Dos Equis because she thought the Ambar would taste Oh-so-delicious. For the most part she was right. When it comes to Mexican Beer you can't go wrong with Dos Equis. It may not be the Hofbrau's Amber, but it's still a good quality, highly drinkable beer. I could try to describe something special about the flavor, but really, it's just an amber beer. I will rate this one 7 on the beer scale.
Viva La Cerveza!

A Look Back At How Far We've Come

Sunday, September 21, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - Day 68


Apparently beer heads it would be best if we stumble out of Ireland and make our way to a new country. Today we are in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in the Argentinian city of Buenos Aires. Like many of breweries around the world The Quilmes Brewery was also founded by some German guy.
Don't cry for me Argentina. Seriously, cry about this bad beer instead. It's a very typical mass produced beer that is really light and really watered down. Iron Chef and Grand Tetons both thought it was like musty tasting Budweiser. I don't really taste the mustyness, but I think I know what they are talking about. At least it doesn't have a skunky flavor. I will rate this a 5.
So now go drink Quilmes with all of your blogging friends.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - Shootin' Some Craic

Days 61 through 67

That's right Beer Heads! 7 Beers in one blog post. I figured that since we are in the country of Ireland, that I would drink the beers Irish Style; i.e.-all at once.

It's an Irish Stout that originated in Cork Ireland, but is now brewed in Dublin. It's a malty beer that's not as heavy as Guinness, and has slight nutty quality at the end. Rating: 6

Guinness Extra Stout
From the famous St. James Gate in Dublin comes this beer that I guess is more of a stout than a stout, whatever that means. It's malty sweet, and real heavy. Iron Chef said it ain't Bushmills whisky, but it's the next best thing she has drank from Ireland. Rating: 7

Guinness Draught
The best thing to come from Ireland, and easily the best beer I drank when visiting London last year. I don't know how to describe it's flavor. I just know that I like it. I will have to admit that I was too anxious to take the time to pour it properly. I didn't get the right head on it. Nor did I put that cool little shamrock shape in the head. Rating: 9

They called it a lager, but it was very much like the stouts. I'm only gonna rate it a 5 because it was misleading.

Brewed in the Irish county of Kilkenny. (Oh my god! You Bastards) It's dark like a stout, but highly cabonated with some bitter hops like a lager. I like the dark amber color. I also like the mild hoppiness. I was starting to miss hops while drinking all of these Stouts. This has pretty good flavor, but there is something that about it that doesn't jive with me. rating: 6

Murphy's Red
It's roastey, toasty, malty and red. It's OK. Rating: 7

Ohara's Red
Maybe I'm drunk by now, but this one isn't much different from the Murphy's. Rating: 7

So now go drink like an Irishman with all of
your Blogging friends.

Blowin' In The Wind

Or at least it was. Cincinnati that is. I mean was literally blowin' in the freaking wind last Sunday. The entire city almost blew away with the hurricane force winds from Ike. It was nothing anyone had ever seen here. A hurricane in Cincinnati???
I consider myself lucky. I only had to go without electricity for 5 days. It's the people in Texas with no home to come to that have the real reasons to complain.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Attention Beer Heads. Andy's Weird Warped World is experiencing some technical difficulties (actually Duke Energy in Cincinnati is experiencing the difficulties, but it affects me). I will return on Saturday.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - Guest Reviewer, Grondskeeper Willie

Day 60 - Tennents

Aye Beer Heads! It's GroondsKepper Willie here to talk aboot Tennents Scottish Lager. Yuu think yuu know watt gyood beer is. Yuu think Budweiser is gyood beer? It's time to take yuu to schyool. Yuu dyon't know watt gyood beer is until yuuv had Tennents. And I shyood know. There's nary a gyood beer thyat can escape a greased Scotsman. Dyon't lessen tuu that bath-takin underwear-wearin' lily of a blogger Andy because he would just give it a 4 on the beer scale because it has the same booty smell that Hyeinekin has.
Now go drink a bottle with all of your blooger friends!

Friday, September 12, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - A Womens Point of View

Day 59 - Traquair Jacobite Ale

Today Beer heads we find ourselves in a brewery located in the oldest inhabited house in Scotland. Originally used as a hunting lodge for Scotlands royalty, the Traquiar is now the home of a pure malt beer called Traquair Jacobite. Which is of course a very suck-y name because it would be absolutely impossible for a drunk person to pronounce it correctly. Suck-y name aside, this is a real nice beer. Iron Chef said it was fruity with a strong coriander flavor. She and Grand Tetons liked that it was "lighter like pop" even though it had a dark color like heavier beers. Grand Tetons said it tasted like pumpkin pie smells, and The professor "Magellan" said it had a taste that reminded her of black licorice. The Professor "Magellan" and Iron Chef thought it also reminded them of when they would eat two different flavors of bottle caps candy at the same time. I couldn't really find the words to describe this beer so I figured I would let the ladies comments say it all. I think they would rate it a 7 on the beer scale.
So now go drink a few with your blogging friends.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - The Professor Is In

Day 58 - Skull Splitter (and rightfully so with an alcoholic content of 8.5% by volume)

Well Beer Heads, it's time for us to move on to the next country on our beer odyssey. Today we find ourselves at the northern tip of Scotland in the Orkney Islands. These Islands were home to a 7th Viking Earl named Thorfinn Hausakluif "The Skull Splitter" who ruled here around 1000 A.D. You know, it's amazing how much history I have learned just reading the backs of these beer bottles. I bet there's enough that I could teach a college course on Beer Bottle History.

"Alright now class, everyone take your seats, and take out your Skull Splitter bottle, We will be learning about the Vikings today."

Well anyways, this is a real nice beer. It reminds me alot of one we have drank already. Maybe the Paulaner Salvator Double Bock. In fact, I'm pretty sure it is so you could just read about that one here and pretend that I was also talking about this one. It must be real tasty because I drank that pretty fast. I will rate this a 7 on the beer scale since that's what I rated the other one.

Class dismissed!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - Day 57

Day 57 - Old Speckled Hen

To quote Iron Chef, "You get more cluck for your buck with Old Speckled Hen."

We like it. It isn't St. Peter's Golden, but it's pretty good. It's smooth, drinkable, light on malt, and a solid 7 on the beer scale.

Now go drink yourself a cluckin' bottle of Old Speckled Hen with your blogging friends.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - The Gates Of Heaven

Day 56 - St. Peter's Golden Ale

As I opened the bottle, a light shown down from Heaven and cast a majestic glow over the pilsner glass I was pouring this beer into. I gazed up at the source of the light and there was St. Peter at the pearly gates looking down upon me. He was surrounded by Angels and they were singing a glorious chorus. And a peace fell across my world at that momment.

This may be my favorite beer from England. It's got some great hops, and some spice I can't quite make out. Iron Chef says it's a little nutty with it's full body. I lopve it and will rate it a 9.

Amen brother!

Monday, September 8, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - Breakfast Of Champions

Sorry about leaving everyone hanging yesterday. I couldn't bring myself to blog after spending pretty much the whole day on the computer dealing with Blackberry trauma. It seems the numb skulls programmers at Blackberry accidentally omitted some necessary files when creating the software installation CD. So here I am back in action and ready to do two beers today.

Day 54 - Young's Oatmeal Stout

I was a little hesitant at first about this beer made from oatmeal, but then I figured what the heck. Oatmeal beer has gotta be a better breakfast than that lumpy white junk from Quaker. So I cracked open the bottle and took a big swig. It's thick, and malty. I can taste some bitter-y coffee flavor to it as well. Not just any coffee, but that nice roasted Juan Valdez stuff. which is good since coffee goes good with your morning oatmeal. If I was a big fan of these thick, dark beers I would probably rate it higher, but since I am not I will give it a 6.

Top of the morning to ya!

Day 55 -Old Peculiar

(I don't feel like getting a pic of the label. It's rather plain anyways.)

In Masham England they make beer that matches it's peculiar name. It's got a little bit of a fruit taste, yet it's also yeast-y. I can't think of much else to say, so I will just leave it at this.


Saturday, September 6, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure

Day 53 - Melbourn Brothers Strawberry Ale

Today Beer Heads we find ourselves in the Town of Stamford in the English county of Lincolnshire. It's a fine town. One where all the bloggers know how to create widgets that can count clicks from unique computers. And where they can blog about beer forever without growing tired of it. Which makes it one that I wish my town were more like. But, I imagine it's also one where people spontaneously combust. I say that because it's a town where beer spontaneously ferments.

Today's beer is good in an odd way. Odd, in that it tastes alot like Boone's Farm Strawberry Wine. And this is odd because the same flavor in wine form is considered rotgut, but in beer form, it tastes kind-of like those Belgian Ales with juice added to them. I will rate this a 6 on the beer scale.


Friday, September 5, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - It's Called Football

Day 52 - Manchester Star Ale

Today Beer Heads we are at the home of the worlds most popular soccer team, Manchester United where we are drinking beer from their local brewery. This is a dark full bodied beer that is perfect for starting a drunken riot during a soccer match. Iron Chef said she detected a hint of metal in it's roasty, malty flavor that's just like taking a turf cleat to the face. It took a quick second to get used to this one, but after I did it went down smooth. I think I will give this one a 7 on the beer scale.

So now go pint with your mates at Hummorbloggers and Humor-Blogs.com

Thursday, September 4, 2008

100 Beer in 100 Days - Black Magic

Day 51 - Wychcraft Blonde Beer

Let us now summon up the Brewers of the Wychwood Brewery by chanting the magic incantation. It goes: Owa... Tannis... Syam. Repeat it faster Owa-Tannis-Syam. Owa-Tannis-Syam. Owa-Tannis-Syam. OwaTannisSyam. O-Wat-An-Ass-I-Am! lol

Well, OK maybe not, but at least we can drink some this fabulous blonde beer from Oxfordshire England. It has a nice citrus-y taste that pops in your mouth. Iron Chef said it was enticing and made her want to drink more than what we had available with our one bottle. It's a very clean and smooth beer that is better than your average yellow beer. I will rate this an 7 on the beer scale.

So now go drink a bloody good pint of stout with all your Humor-Blogs, and Hummorblogger friends.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - Day 50

The Hoppy Otter

Congratulations Beer Heads we've made it half way through the beer odyssey, and I'm going to commemorate it by adding a widget to the sidebar that everyone worldwide can click on to support B.R.E.W. and become apart of that inner circle too. Or at least I will add what I think will be the image. It's too late for me tonight to add the code behind it, but that will come tomorrow.

Today's beer is a really good one that's made from the water of the Otter River, and thankfully not from the Ohio River. It's got a nice mix of the hops and malt which is surprising because the name would suggest that it's full tilt on the hops side. Iron Chef said it's a bit yeasty, but then again she says that about alot of beer. It's a very drinkable beer and I will rate it an 7 on the beer scale.

Cheerio Chaps!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - Day 49

Fuller's London Pride

Today beer heads we're still on Chiswell Street just north of the London Tower Bridge at the Oliver Cromwell era brewery, Fuller's. This is a great beer. Good malt, Great Hops, fine flavor. There may be some tea in this one which makes it perfect for a beer named "London Pride". There is a pleasant aroma from it, and a smooth as butter aftertaste to it. For the first time since Belgium, I can rate a beer 9 on the beer scale.

Cheerio Chaps!

Monday, September 1, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - Something Completely Different

Day 47 - Samuel Smith’s Organic Lager

Once again we welcome the members of B.R.E.W (Beer Reviewing Enthusiasts of the World) for the sampling of today’s beer. We were all very pleased with this beer. It was a very American beer except that it wasn’t watered down. There wasn’t much analysis of this one since that’s not really the personality of the "inner circle" when we are seated around a camp fire. Sam Adams did happen to note that it was a very clean and smooth beer, while Grand Tetons and Iron Chef contemplated the balance between the heavier malt and stronger hops flavors. I am sure there was more, but more drinks, and falling asleep seems to have erased those reviews from my mind.

Day 48 - Monty Python’s HOLY GRAIL
A word from the founder of Black Sheep Breweries. One day I built this brewery up from nothing. When I started, all I had was swamp! Other brewers said I was daft to build a brewery on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show 'em! It sank into the swamp, so I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. I built a third one. It burned down, fell over, and then it sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up! And that's what you're going to get beer from, Beer Heads--the strongest brewery on these islands!

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