Two Roads Unorthodox

Two Roads Unorthodox

Last night I had the privilege of attending a fundraiser at Jack’s Abby. The event was in support of Danielle Ameden, who at 29 years old, is battling breast cancer. The event was organized and hosted by Danielle’s co-workers Nicole and Norm. And yes, I’m talking about THAT Norm. The Norm. The only Norm in my life. Norm did an amazing job selling tickets to the event and it was a huge success. If fundraising involves drinking amazing beer and hanging out with friends, sign me up every time. If you want to donate to Danielle’s cause, you can do so here.

Norm’s contribution was a hairy one: this freakishly robust beard. Images are below. I say “put it back”. Just kidding Normy, you’re hot no matter how much hair you have.

I’m also throwing in a review of Two Roads Unorthodox while I’m at it. The beer is a Russian Imperial Stout, and it’s FAR more robust that even Norm’s [former] beard! Massive amounts of roasted malt assault the palette to the point that I’m having difficulty picking out other flavors. Perhaps there is some dark chocolate notes. Just maybe some caramel, and perhaps some vanilla.

Strangely, it also tastes a hell of a lot like cheese. Oh wait, nevermind, that’s the giant box of cheese squares that I’m eating. Also, worst. Food. Pairing. Ever.

-Lost

Mystic Melissa

Mystic Melissa

HI EVERYBODY! Remember me? Long time no blog, eh? Life has been bonkers lately. Long work hours and busy action-packed evening and weekends. Add in an ample helping of laziness on my part, and here we are. I’d like to say there’s a lot new in the last three weeks, but there frankly isn’t all that much. The biggest news is that my wife got a full time job and we are in the process of finding a new place to live (locally).

My company on this lazy Sunday afternoon is Mystic Melissa, a beer brewed in the rare style of Scottish gruit. It is brewed with “a botanical blend of lemon balm, juniper berries and lavender flower”. I only bought this beer because my wife (Melissa) picked up the bottle and asked me why I wasn’t buying it. Flowery/herbal beers are not normally my thing. The Mystic Melissa isn’t too bad though. It’s most definitely flowery, balanced out with lemon flavors, which I find to be the stronger element at play. I made my Melissa try Melissa and she said “definitely smells like beer” and after trying it “it’s not bad”. Although I’ll manage to get through the bomber, 12 ounces would have been more than enough for me.

-Lost

Never take beer (or life) too seriously