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.
This past weekend was my brother’s bachelor party, so Saturday morning I shot up to Burlington, VT to hang with him. We spent the afternoon at a bar, drinking and playing pool. We then went to his best man’s house, only 20 minutes from Burlington, but COMPLETELY in cow-country. The guy’s parents own 90+ acres and we camped out in the woods on their property. The evening consisted of more drinking, the firing of assault weapons, and lighting a large bonfire. I know what you’re thinking – excessive drinking plus guns, plus fire is an amazing combo. Honestly, I was worried too, but everyone was very smart about everything. Weapons were handled with utmost care, and you would have thought we were a bunch of fire-marshals from how we acted with the fire. All-in-all, it was a great time.
Tonight I’m drinking a can of Black Hog Granola Brown Ale. Te label seems to insinuate that the brewers wanted the beer to taste a bit like granola. It doesn’t explicitly state if they used granola in the brewing process. It’s an OK beer, but in the world of brown ales, I don’t think this one will stand out. It’s malty, with deep caramel notes. It tastes like a brown ale. Yeah…that’s all I got.