Thursday, February 5, 2009

Days of the Beer, February 5

The beer for today is Cerveza Antares, Antares Barley Wine.

On February 5, 1971, the Lunar Module LM-8, or Antares, touched down on the moon. Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell landed at the Fra Mauro formation. Stuart Roosa stayed onboard the Command Module Kitty Hawk, while Shepard and Mitchell did their moon work.

It was during this lunar trip, that Shepard hit the golf ball athat went "miles and miles and miles" even though it only went about 200 to 400 yards; but that's still pretty good for a 6 iron.

As to the beer:

Antares Brewery is in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

The romantic term "barley wine" is used for the beers with an alcoholic content similar to the one of the wine. Of color bronze, the Antares Barley Wine is a hard licorosa beer and maltose, with an intense frutado accent, that remembers white grapes to us, originating of leavenings.
It would seem that the description from Ratebeer is translated... poorly.

I'm not sure the availability of this beer. So for the guys who landed on the moon, that one time... have an Antares Barley Wine.

It's also William S. Burroughs birthday, so have yourself a Naked Lunch. I couldn't find a beer that represented him, so just go shoot up some heroin.

It's also H.R. Giger's birthday, I couldn't find a beer for him either. :(

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