Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Saint is Back

Anytime is a good time to post photos of Elisabeth Shue. I like to call her "Lizzie", she doesn't mind, just ask her.

Since Lizzie co-starred with Val Kilmer in the "The Saint" and Odell Brewing has announced the 2010 release of St. Lupulin extra pale ale, the occasion couldn't be more appropriate.

From the press release:
A dry-hopped extra pale ale, St. Lupulin is light in color, but offers a vibrant hop character. Cascade, Perle, and Centennial hops create a citrusy floral aroma and balance the slightly sweet malt character. At 6.5% ABV, the beer has a crisp and clean finish.
St. Lupulin was named one of the best new beers of 2009 by Modern Brewery Age: "Fresh, bright and lively," said Gregg Glaser, contributing editor. "Grapefruit in the nose carries into the flavor."

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Overbearing Scotsman

"Ahhh, 'rrrruff!' that's the way your mother likes it, Trebeck." Ahhh, Hah, Hah Hah, Hah!

Photo by Stuart Crawford at

Founder's Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale

It is plain to see Founder's is the current "It" brewery by the product ratings handed out for offerings that are not all that remarkable. The ruby hue is visually appealing and the nutty, oak and molasses aroma is intriguing, but the flavor does not live up to the hype. You've got your familiar Scotch Ale notes and a hint of hop bite, but it all gets washed away by the boozy finish. This is doubly disappointing because I could have gone with a sixer of Schlafly Scotch Ale or Odell 90 Shilling, and saved $2.00.