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

Black Hog Granola Brown Ale

Black Hog Granola Brown Ale

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.

-Lost