Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Arlen Specter

So he's a Democrat...big surprise. My thought on the matter now is how powerful Lieberman has become. Franken will win it in Minnesota and will be a party hack. Lieberman may be all that stands between a strong military and a total gutting. By the way to Specter. What exactly in the way of "centrism" does he find in the Obama-Reid-Pelosi triangle?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Weekend Beer Review 2

Otherwise known as the stupidity continues. Started booking this year's vacation in the Pac-Northwest this year. 8 days 3 ballparks, 1 brewery. Am hoping to run over Bigfoot along the way.

1) Hair of the Dog - Fred - Or maybe Adam's cousin. 10% ABV - Pair this with Adam and you would have one hell of a Black & Tan. This should be a Whiskey.

2) New England Brewery - Sea Hag IPA - Kind of like a Sierra Nevada Torpedo. Very drinkable IPA. The can says the Sea Hag continues to haunt New Haven. Funny, I thought she was Secretary of State.-

3) Uinta Brewing - Fifteenth Anniversary Barleywine - Too smooth. God love the Mormons. Is that politically correct? Probably not.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Weekend Beer Review!

Have decided to do this over two days. Doing it all on Sunday makes Monday kind of tough. Although I have to say that starting this early on a Saturday afternoon does not have a huge track record of success. Oh well.

1) Guinness - 250 Anniversary Stout - Was never much of a fan of Guinness pre or post beer enlightenment but I like this one. A little more carbonated and (at least I think) hoppier. Good beer but Americans make better stout. Can I say that in the age of Obama?

2) Stone - Levitation Ale - Good session beer. On the bottle it says this was a gold medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival. (Can we use Great and American together in the age of Obama and his ilk?) Similar to a Sierra Nevada ESB.

3) Sticking with the boys at Stone - Imperial Russian Stout - (I know I can say Imperial & Russian in the same sentence in the age of Obama!) - 10.5% ABV - Big Beer. This is a stout....nuff said!

Off topic rant. Cablevision just sent me a letter saying they were going to remove several of my channels unless I got one of their Cable Boxes. Among the channels were BET & MSNBC. Not a good marketing ploy.

4) Carlow Brewing - O'Hara's Irish Stout - Kind of like the Guinness 250. So when the Guinness 250 goes, who cares?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Weekend Beer Review

I've decided that after yesterday's NY Stinkees debacle that I am taking everything out on my liver.

1) Troegs Brewing - Troegenator - Doublebock Beer - 8.2% ABV mild taste for the ABV. Caramel taste, very good. Gotta like the name. This is different than other bocks that I have had.

2) Southern tier - Iniquity Black Ale - A Black IPA - 9.0% ABV Interesting...Kind of like a black....oh well not going there.

3) Stone Brewing Co - Triple 8.7% - Belgian Style Triple (their spelling) I don't think so. Not good.

4) Ballast Point Brewing - Sea Monster - Imperial Stout - 10% ABV - Ahh some taste. Very much of a coffee like flavor. This bottle may be a keeper just for the label.


Some More

New Yankee Stadium

The game itself was a disaster but here are some photos

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Petie Abeille

After work yesterday I went to Petite Abeille (134 West Broadway) I had been to one other location on Hudson Street and it was very small, no real bar. This place though was nicely sized. No real goodies on tap but they had a great (and pricey) bottle selection. Three beers, $36 plus tip but I did have a buzz. The bartender was a hot little blond with (I think) a French accent which made the imbibing experience more pleasurable. The Gator should go here. I had a Tripel Karmeliet, a St. Feuillien Tripel and a Malheur 12. I did make it back to Grand Central in one piece.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spring Vacation

Thank god it's over tomorrow. Had to endure a train ride home with three families (5+ Adults, 10 kids) after a long day of work in the section of the car I was in. Stay the f**k home or take an off peak train. These kids deserve Obama's America.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Good News

Apparently Obama grew a sack and authorized this rescue mission. Good for him and more importantly good for the US. 3 of these savages were killed and the 4th who was captured should be made an example of.


Links to this website regarding people critical of Goldman Sachs. My Congressman Jim Himes was big at Goldman Sachs. Funny thing is that if you go to his House web site under his biography all you have is an official portrait. Classic, all fluff. So we have Chris Dodd, (D-Country Side) and Jim Himes (D-Goldman Sachs). Great.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Beer Review

It's raining & it doesn't look like I will have a chance to walk today. What to do....start drinking! I know I have been on a unitary topic lately but it's better than pondering how inept Obama looks to the world since he won't blow a bunch of savages out of the water.

1)Two Brothers Brewing - Cane & Ebel - "A hopped up Red Rye Ale" - 7.0% ABV - Brewed with Rye & Thai Palm Sugar. Certainly not low carb. Very smooth, low carbonation. A fitting start to what promises to be an early afternoon retirement!

2) Blue Point Brewing Two offerings here - Summer Ale - Mild Golden Ale. I think this might have been left over from last summer as I am following up with their Spring Fling. They don't even have this listed as an offering on their website. This is very good & crisp. Had this on tap at the Broome Street Bar. Much better than the Summer Ale, although I am going to reserve some judgement on the Summer Ale until I get a fresher batch.

3)Harpoon - Leviathan Quad - Very good belgian style ale highly recommended. I think this is the best of their Leviathan Series. Too bad they are from Boston. I think I gave a bottle to MC hopefully he enjoys it!

4) Sierra Nevada - Torpedo Extra IPA - 7.2% Very good IPA. Good mid level beer, not as good as the Dogfish offerings but a good stay at home drinkable IPA.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thursday Pub Crawl

Being that I have Good Friday off I decided to embark on a bit of a pubcrawl. Some new beers were discovered.

Puffy's Tavern - Actually walked by this yesterday morning and saw a sign that they serve Kelso which is a Brooklyn beer that I had never heard of. I had a Kelso Pilsner on tap which was very good. If you click to the site check out the t-shirt in the store section. That might be a must have. Also, most importantly, a new axiom was provided to guide future pub crawls. I was talking to MC on my way to Puffy's, and admitted that I was going out of my was for where I had originally planned to travel. MC said going out of the way to try a new beer offsets a logically planned travel in these situations. Sounds good to me.

Tribeca Tavern had a Lionshead Pilsner which was flat.

Broome Street Bar - Good place, bought a pint glass as I liked the design and you can't have too many pint glasses. Not sure why this did not make the Gotham Imbiber. I definitely belongs (at least) in the worth a look section. Anyway had a Goose Island Summertime which is described as a Kolsch style beer. I do like Goose Island's beers and this one didn't dissapoint.

Spring Lounge - Been here a number of times. Good college bar. The sites are always appreciated. Had A Flying Dog Ale in Heat Wheat. Haven't bought this yet should probably do so soon.

Stanton Public House - Had a Cask Conditioned Oskar Blues Old Chub. Good and stong 8%ABV Scotch Ale.

Went over to Whole Foods and picked up a new treat for the weekend. Even was able to navigate the Subway back to GCT!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Weekend Beer Review!

Can I be considered a heretic for having a Rochefort 10 in a Westvleteren Chalice? Probabaly, but I didn't go to Palm Sunday Mass either.

1) Butter Nuts Beer & Ale - Porkslap Pale Ale - Disturbing name (Brewery & Brand) Had this in the East Village on Friday. Good beer though.

2) Bluegrass Brewing Company - Jefferson's Reserve - Bourbon Barrel Stout - Good Stout although not as good as Goose Island!

3) Rock Art Brewery - Ridge Runner Barleywine - This bills itself as a mild barleywine on the label. It is very tasty and drinkable. Well done.

4) Goose Island - Honkers Ale - Alright I forgive Illinois for Obama because of this brewery. Great English Style Bitter!

Saturday, April 4, 2009