Monday, April 02, 2012

B is for Beer

You didn't think this could slip by right?

So over the weekend we celebrated my birthday (a touch late but who's counting anyway).  I had people over and was going to make Cougar gold Mac and Cheese.  If you don't know what Cougar Gold is, you're probably not from Washington State and never heard of WSU (the cougars).  They are the butt of most Jokes in Seattle (see Ryan Leaf), with the phrase "don't coug it" a colloquialism for don't screw up.  Thing is the school also runs a creamery, and they make damn fine cheese, like $30 for a can of it (it's weird, but they sell it in cans whatever it's change your life cheese).  So I had joked about making Lobster Mac n Cheese, but at 3 for the damn cheese and another $12 for the gruyere it was already getting to be spendy Mac n Cheese.  Well I went to the store to get the gruyere and they had fresh from the sound lobster for $10.99/lb cooked.  So yeah I bought a sea bug and made $70 mac and cheese for 7 people.  Why do I tell that story to get to the beer part of this story?  So I decided to spring for myself a $12 bottle of 22ozs of chocolate gold.  Full Sail Bourbon Barrel aged Imperial Porter, 9.5%abv of roasty perfection.  If you see this beer in your local store I know $12 seems steep for a 22oz, and it is but I vouch for the experience.  Don't just take my word for it, check it out on ratebeer.

Bottom line no apologies, this is the best beer I have payed someone else to make for me ever.

6 comments:

  1. Happy belated Birthday...Beer is always my favourite B

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  2. Oh Happy Birthday :)

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  3. Happy belated. Sounds like you had a good time. I really could go for Gruyere anything right now. I love that stuff.

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  4. Didn't know about ratebeer, bookmarked.

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  5. Happy birthday. Personally I prefer Czech and Polish beers.

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  6. I like alcohol. Beer, wine, tequila...

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