Evil Twin No Hero

Evil Twin No Hero

This past weekend was uneventful for me, as I mostly sat on my ass. Next weekend is another story, as we’ll be going to my brother’s wedding. And then next week, we’re off to Mexico for 6 days of amazingness! I can’t wait. Today I filled out the pre-registration form for the resort. It gave us four different pillow types to choose from, asked us what we wanted in the mini-fridge, what aroma spray we wanted in the room, and a variety of other preferences. I can’t wait to turn off my phone and laptop, and spend my days on the beach, paloma in hand.

Fall started yesterday and the weather took no time to remind us. When I walked the dog this morning, it was 40 degrees out. YIKES! Although I hate the cold weather, I suppose I can make the most of it by drinking dark beer.

Evil Twin No Hero, an oatmeal stout, is the choice of the evening. It’s a good beer for the style, featuring lots of roasted malts. It’s balanced well with caramel sweetness, so if you’re looking for that intense dark-roast coffee profile, look elsewhere. I prefer my stouts well balanced, so I’m a fan. Goes down quickly for a stout too.

-Lost

Night Shift Pfaffenheck

Night Shift Pfaffenheck

Last night I was up far too late playing video games. I’d say “I’m too old for this”, but all the guys I play with are no spring chickens themselves, so I suppose I’m in good company. The game I play is coming out with a massive update next month, which has all of us giddy. When these updates come out, there is a flurry of activity, which is fun for everyone. I’m counting the days until the release of the update! #nerdlife

Tonight we’re off to church, as I’m teaching a class this evening. Before I go, I wanted to nail down a beer review. The rest of the week may be too busy for me to squeeze in another.

Night Shift Pfaffenheck is a German style pilsener with a 5.2% ABV. The beer is a good representation of the style. Lots of grassy notes to start off. It also has a nice hoppy zing, while still keeping the right taste of a pils. Sometimes a pils will finish too astringent for me, but not this one. On the other hand, I’m not wowed by the beer either. Good, but not great.

-Lost