Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad

This guy goes into the liquor store looking for a sixer of New Belgium Frambozen and comes out with a bottle of Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad. Punch Line? None! That was me! AH HAHAHAHAHAH!

Bottle #4484

It pours a deep copper color...

While I was trying to cajole Bubble's somewhat skeptical owner to order some Frambozen, I thought it might help if I plopped a nice high dollar beer on the counter. I had seen the Brett Saison in the cooler on a previous visit, so while he was trying to get the distributor on the phone I grabbed a bottle and put it on the counter.

The creamy head is not thick, but pools up in a small circle that floats in the middle...

The owner had to leave a message for the distributor and after he hung up he asked me if I had seen the new Smokestack they just got today.

Just a hint of bourbon and cherries hits the nose. Like no other beer I have tried...

Huh? Say What? "Yea" he says, "they just delivered it this morning. I heard it is a limited edition and that everyone has been waiting for it to come out. "

Creamy and smooth. Smokey, like a fine bourbon.

As I ran back towards the Smokestack floor display I thought, "Legs, don't fail me now."

This beer is rocking my world.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Border Meltdown

Are you a Missouri Tiger football fan trying to get over that 40-37 hangover? Try the excellent MIZZOURAH! blog.

This "hours after" post by True Son sums it up for me:

But even though essentially all of the players returned from last year’s group this is hardly the same team. The difference between this season and last is that this year’s team—to use the corniest of all overused sports clichés—has lost that eye of the tiger. Yep, this is a textbook example of season-after syndrome.

For those of you unfamiliar with this chronic disease, it often strikes teams coming off a season of prodigious success. Its victims have a tendency to get caught up in pre-season accolades and often become complacent and content with their past achievements.

The Tigers are displaying all the symptoms. Last year’s squad was hungry and always played like it had something to prove. It had a chip on its shoulder and wasn’t afraid of a little adversity. This season the Tigers have repeatedly started games flat. They’ve taken their foot off the pedal many times when they had chances to bury teams. They’ve played soft.

Then this "day after" post by Big Head addresses the issue that has been the primal scream inside my skull ever since I saw Pinkel on Metro Sports talk about the 4th and 7 play:

Blitzing the safety on a 4th and 7 on Meier's game winning touchdown, one where it was basically score or lose, was the dumbest thing I've seen since.
And they've got a regular anonymous k.u.chebag commenter who is a master of disguise:

Monday, December 01, 2008

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Just read a review of Malcom Gladwell's "Outliers" and added it to my Amazon wish list. Fingers are crossed.