Magic Hat Vinyl

Magic Hat Vinyl

Last night took a completely different turn than we were expecting. After going to the gym we came home to find that our dog had gotten into some cookies, which (to cut a long story short) also resulted in him eating some glass. Off to the veterinarian we went for an emergency visit.

They performed an x-ray on the dog, and while no obvious glass showed up, what did show up was no fewer than 10 shot-gun buck-shot pellets and a .22 caliber slug, all of which are spread through our poor dog’s chest and stomach cavity. See the x-ray image above.

No, we didn’t shoot our dog. He’s a rescue and his previous life was apparently the stuff you only hear about on TV. People are evil. He’s 8 years old, and we have owned him for 7, so although he’s full of lead, it’s not killing him.

The glass, on the other hand, could cause some damage. Right now we have our fingers crossed that it passes through his system without issue. We are 24 hours in and there are no complications yet. We’ll keep praying. But heck, the dog took 11 shots and kept going, so what’s a little glass in the belly?!?

Magic Hat Vinyl

Magic Hat Vinyl

Tonight’s beer is Magic Hat Vinyl. This, like the Magic Hat Demo, was provided to me free of charge by the Magic Hat Brewery.

At first, I’m not impressed by the Vinyl. The data sheet calls for a malty start, with some hoppiness to balance it out in the finish. I feel like I’m getting the exact opposite! I also feel like I’m picking up some earthy flavors, which is unexpected.

HOWEVER….not unlike the Demo, I’ve noticed that the Vinyl goes down quick! As it warms, I find that I’m getting more sweet flavors up front and the earthiness fades a bit. I’m not picking up much in the way of hops.

I’m kinda on the fence here. On one hand, I can’t pick out anything particularly interesting or remarkable about the brew. On the other hand, I’m chugging the snot out of it and wishing I had another to follow it up with! Call me confused.

Magic Hat Vinyl

Magic Hat Vinyl

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

2 thoughts on “Magic Hat Vinyl”

  1. First off, Brady is one tough dog – that’s as many shots as Tupac took when he got ambushed outside the studio.

    Second, I totally agree with you on this beer. I actually bought it to review last year, but bagged on writing it up because I thought it was so “meh.” If I remember right, it tasted a little soapy.

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