Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Give away

Yesterday, I stumbled across this website and I was thinking how much fun it would be to do something like that. (if you didn't look, it's a bunch of people who gave beer away to a buddy in an effort to log the most miles in their beer giveaway).

Also yesterday, big brad came over to pick up his 6 pack/box of darklord. Well, I couldn't just let him walk away empty handed, so I picked out a couple of beers for Brad. (obviously i gave him a tour of the house first). So in addition to his 6 DL's he also went home with A NEW CAR!!! no just kidding, I sent him away with a Bells Expedition, Chechvar, and Sam Smith Imperial Stout.

Yeah, the chechvar and sam smith aren't that difficult to come by, but he's never had them.

Then I prepared the box that was Jim at 7 saints's. He had his 6 pack of Darklord and since I was taking it to 7s I figured I'd put the beers I was gonna give to Andy in it. So I went through and picked out some for Andy. He got a Stone Imperial Russian Stout; Stone Arrogant Bastard; O'fallon Smoked Porter Whiskey Aged; Westvleteren 8; and the Three Floyds Mikeller Hvedegoop.

When we took the box into 7s and set it on the bar, Andy and Jim weren't there. So Chibosi looked through the box (as did many of the other staff members). Then I started to explain the beers in the box.

Stone Imperial Russian Stout, the 16th rated beer on Beer Advocate.
Stone Arrogant Bastard, not a top 100, but hard to come by in Illinois.
O'fallon Smoked Porter whiskey aged, (crap, I didn't check which number I gave him... CRAP!!) well, that one is in a limited edition of 960 bottles.
Westvleteren 8, the number 8 beer in the world (according to BA). The beer you can "only" get at the monastery.
Three Floyds Hvedegoop, the one time only beer, not one day a year, only once made, will never be made again.

So I gave away about $90 of beer total yesterday. But why?

I think I did it just to let others enjoy it as much as I do. I could just sit around my house and drink awesome beers every day, but I'd rather share the experience with others. Will I get back what I gave away yesterday? Dunno, was it an investment?

I determined I'm going to start reviewing beers. So now I'm going to start carrying a notebook around so I can keep my tasting notes. Yeah, that adds an extra level of beer-snob-iosity, but since I do drink some great beers, I should probably have tasting notes. Additionally, this should help with my beer vocabulary.

Last night I had:
Three Floyds Broo Dooo
Boulevard Pale Ale
2 Coronas (don't ask)
St. Amand farmhouse ale
Three Floyds Alpha King

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pyramid Schemes.

Last night meat came over to get his box of DL. He also asked to borrow a six pack holder to carry the gumball head. Since he hasn't had it, I cracked open a bottle of Three Floyd's Broo Doo, which is a harvest ale. It's floyds, so it's obviously hoppy (yeah, but what does hoppy mean?) Don't remember, after giving him some, I recapped it and will be drinking it tonight before the usual tuesday festivities.

The first night of the monday men's softball league was canceled due to rain, but it was friggin cold last night so I'm not too upset about that anyway.

I sold 200 shares of Pyramid Breweries stock today and made $154 on the transaction (43% or so). Pyramid is probably going to be bought by Magic hat. I sold it at $2.60 which so far is the highest price for it today.

Anything else of note happen? Dunno.

Currently reading this. The Brewmaster's Table, by Garrett Oliver.

Events on the horizon are :
Thursday: softball
Saturday: some sort of wedding reception thingy up by chicago.
Sunday: hopefully brewing


Monday, April 28, 2008

Horray, Ima blogger

Ok, I now have an official blog, originally it was just ... um... not official, but now it is.

So there.

About me:

I drink beer
I play softball
I play pool sometimes
I have been known to brew beer
I like the colour orange

I guess that's the intro.

Now off with the blogging...