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cocktoberfest: why are you mo-fos not showing the luv

October 14, 2007

tonight was my friend G’s birthday.  we had dinner and went to cocktoberfest.  loved the cock, loved the beer, loved the night.  it was good.

the night started at “the melting pot” – fondue heaven, if you’re in to that sort of thing.  four hours and a c-note later mr. d and i were stuffed and ready to drink. 

enter cocktoberfest.  two dollar Hack-Pschorr. need i say more?

we arrived at one of our locals after midnight (yeah, we sat down to dinner at 8:15 and didn’t get to the second location until 12.  ouch.).  there was a party goin’ on.  the short version goes a little something like this – five people, five liters, best time wins.

the group watched the festivities with awe for the first and second round.  then mr. d and his gang thought it wise to enter the contest.  but, as far as the owners were concerned, the night was over.  in their defense, they had already shelled out 20 liters of beer and had a winner.  why keep going, right?

little did they know we had a friend among us who works for the local news outlet who happened to have his camera and used his credentials to get another round of beer drinking to commence.

needless to say, there is video of the event.  my peeps drinking and winning even with a penalty of “spilling” and perhaps “puking” (mr. d’s brother) and the other side drinking and drinking and drinking…and then one of the other team puking like crazy.

overall a really fun time.

so, a question for you.  seriously.  i see people coming to check out my blog.  i’ll admit.  it’s nothing special.  nothing.  really.  but wouldn’t this place be that much better with some comments?

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Beer

September 15, 2007

After a great dinner at one of my favorite restaurants , a great Hefewizen at out local and a detour at the Short Stop for smokes, I couldn’t resist taking home a mixed-pack of the two of the best beers known to man.

Two Hearted Ale – A Bell’s brewery masterpiece. I have no idea where Comstock, Michigan is, but Dog Gamn!! they make a good IPA.  This is one of my favorite styles of beer.  Two Hearted has a light to medium pour with a super hoppy, almost skunky smell.  It’s an India Pale Ale, and packs the punch required to back it up.  Crisp and floral, but slightly bitter on my palate with a great spit factor (makes you wanna spit after about two bottles..this is a good thing). Dee-lish!

Oberon Summer Ale – Another Bell’s creation that may just fall short for those of us expecting a huge Hefewizen punch.  I drank mine straight out the bottle.  Perhaps a mistake ’cause the citrus just isn’t hitting me.  All I’m getting is sweet and fizz which is fine at this point in the evening but leaves me wanting.  I’ve had this beer before and really liked it. Tonight it should have been my first, before the IPA .  My taste buds are ruined but it’s good nonetheless.

So?  What are you guys drinking tonight?

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