Monday, June 6, 2011

Down Boy! Down! Bad Beer Geek!

Isn't it annoying when you tell someone about a movie you liked, and they say, "Oh, well, the book was so much better." They have this smug air about them like they are some sort of superior intellect because they read the book and you didn't. Get a life people. Do you know why the book is always sooo much better? Because if you've already read the book, then you already know what's going to happen. I watched a movie this weekend, and I had previously read the book like a year ago. Great book. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. Check it out. Then while I was watching the movie I was like, "OK, this is where he sleeps with that one girl. Now here comes the part when the crazy guy turns out to be really smart event though he's weird as shit. And this is where she has sex with the neighbor in the car. Hmmm, only fifteen minutes until the movie's over? She's gotta die here pretty soon...." So yes, compared to the book, the movie kind of sucked. Not because it was a bad movie, but because I already knew the whole damn story.

Here's the whole damn story about some upcoming events:
  • Three new Lazy Magnolia beers make their Georgia debut at Taco Mac Cumming on Wednesday. Lazy Magnolia is out of Mississippi. How much can you tell someone about Mississippi beers? Not much I bet. Me either. Let's get educated together.
  • The super-wacky, sour cherry, Pappy Van Winkle barrel-aged Baltic Porter cask from Duck Rabbit gets its freak on at The Fred Bar on Thursday night.
  • Get ready for Father's Day! Deckard's is doing a tasting from 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 19th (that's Father's Day....duh!). For $35.00 a person you will get to taste fancy spirits, some rare beers, get a quality cigar to smoke (on the patio--NOT inside), hear some live music and chow down on some brats and ribs and other tasty morsels. So if dad likes beer, whiskey, cigars, rum, music and food off the grill, Deckard's has you covered. This is going to be set up as tasting stations. You and pops can stroll around at your leisure and taste whatever you like, as often as you like. I know for a fact that one of the beers available is so rare, the last bottles ON EARTH will be poured. You know that all dad really wants for Father's Day is to spend some time with you anyway, so this way you can do it in style. 
  • Monday, June 20th marks the first day that The Fred Bar is open seven days a week. We will have a firkin of Stone IPA dry-hopped with Simcoe. Yes, this cask was sent all the way to Stone to be filled for this event, and that is what they sent back. Pretty kick-ass, I know. Now go throw some cold water on the nearest beer geek, because I am sure that he or she is humping the furniture right about now. If you say the words "Stone", "firkin", "IPA" and "Simcoe", you can pretty much guarantee that a beer geek will go into helpless convulsions of uncontrollable humping. Try it some time. There's is no doubt that this cask is going to taste great though. We will be charging extra to hug or kiss it, though. If you want to get to second base (or more!) with this cask, you will have to wait until it is empty.
That's all I got right now. Have a great week.

From My September Trip-Sierra Brewhouse

From My September Trip-Sierra Brewhouse
This is the top floor of the brewhouse, with buckets of fresh hops about to go into the kettles.