I like the giant cans of the Labatts Ice...black can I think. and the Molson Ice is always cheap, comes in the bottle too, so I can bring it over to people's house without getting banned.
Tonight I made no effort. A 40 oz Steel Reserve, backed-up by a 24 oz Steel reserve. The creativity had been spent on a 500lb iron rat-trap titled "Pest Control". Another lawn ornament. The wife did not find it funny, nor does she the beer.
Here's a fond piece of drunken memorabilia. Not that that would relate to Sir Charles in the least bit...or this thread, mind you.
After making a left (hard to port) from the Atlantic Ocean, and sailing down the St. Lawrence Seaway to Montreal "” stuck on a sober ship with fellow imbibers for a few weeks, I luckily docked in Montreal. I'll never forget, the Molson Export (cool logo) there had something like 2X give or take the alcohol content of the same label in the good ole USA.
Er, Did I say forget, remember? :eek: The Export was that good, back then. Probably still is today...
Well....I have just finished my second mug of piping hot tea of the day and it's almost 11am and a Friday which means it'll be about three more teas and a coffee or two before I can get home & crack into some cool bottles of Peroni, Italian style. Mmmm...Peroni, such a fine beer!
Well my life is nothing BUT special occasions and various downers. So theres no way a bottle of ANYTHING sticks around. No matter how putrid or fine. Fridge is ALWAYS beerless and theres never a damn thing under the sink or hidden anywhere. Because it gets drank.
Tonight I splurged for a 4 dollar 24 oz bottle of Sierra Nevada 12th Release Harvest Wet Hop Ale (beause I liked the way the bottle looked). I backed it up with the cheapest half-pint of rum available...I cant even recall the name (its drained and gone now, wrapped-up and charading as regular trash in the can). In retrospect, The beer should have been a Hurricane.
Friends over tonite. Had to go with something stomachable. Decided on Sierra Nevada. Its got some pop and is properly priced for social consumption (9.69 a sixer, egads!). I hid a 24 oz Steel Reserve and a nipper of Jameson in the attic and in the barn (a suppliment for me. Accessible throughout the evening). I'll get my due and the designated drivers wont feel any peer pressure to keep up.
"One must be drunk always...If you would not feel the horrible burden of Time that breaks your shoulders and bows you to the earth, you must intoxicate yourself unceasingly. But with what? With wine, poetry, or with virtue, your choice. But intoxicate yourself." Charles Baudelaire.
In this case, it was the cheapest wine of the house, an Italian called Soave. That's because I'm usually drinking on a budget.
Haven't tried the Bernkasteler so far.
But in general, I do like German white wines. Though this statement hardly makes sense, since there are so many different types of them.
Let me put it that way:
I like a Riesling (from the Rhine), when it doesn't have too much acid.
I like Müller-Thurgau (from Franconia) sec (or sometimes demi-sec).
Same goes for Bacchus.
And I like Eiswein, which is a very sweet (natural sweet!) wine. The trick with that one is: The grapes are not cropped before the first frost of the Winter ('Eis' means 'Ice'). You need a good vintage and a lot of experience to make a wine that way, but the result can be mindblowing. (If you know Sauternes, you get an indication how they taste.)
During revelry, a blood rare hanger steak and fries got washed down by three 9.0 belgian ales that were far too fancy for ol Scribbler. Then later, in front of this lighted window to...to other typed words, a 24 oz can of Hurricane made everything right...woulnds stopped oozing and arthritic appendiges became agreeable. And tomorrows another day of of wishing for more...and getting after more, than just whats "right".
Used to party a lot with booze.Polish vodka,tequila,white wine and beers like veltins,krombacher,warsteiner,becks,brinkhoffs and hansa.
About a year ago,I stopped and didn't drink any alc since then.
This sounds like I'm a dry addict,but that isn't the case.
I got tired of it and having a three year old daughter with all these responsabilities involved certainly helped me quit alc and hemp.
I'm a lot more productive now.