Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fat Tuesday

After my nice off day on Monday, what better thing to do than.....

Take the next day off, of course! It was Harpoon night at one of the local watering holes, and some brewery reps were there serving up samples of the beer.

Reading yesterday's comments, I see that the large majority of you aren't beer drinkers, so I'll try to go light on the commentary here. :)
BTW, yes, I love a good cocktail.. My "go to" drinks are gin & tonic or vodka & tonics. Single malt scotches, too. Shots are good, as well. I'm pretty much open to most things, though.

Oh, and Denise, a good brown is the Ithaca Nut Brown. I really like that one.

Anyway, from Harpoon, I had their seasonal 'Celtic Ale', and their "100 barrel series" 'Catamount Maple Wheat'. The Celtic Ale was a red ale style beer. I'm not too big of a fan, but it seemed like a good red. The Maple Wheat beer certainly had the wheat flavor, but I didn't get much maple out of it.. Probably just as well. Neither were "oh, I want that again" beers, but that's my own preferences showing there. I'd mark the Celtic ale pretty good for red drinkers, at least.

I also had RailBender Ale from Erie Brewing. This was a caramely style ale, and was 'ok'. Never had it before, so it was good to try, at least.

I also had a Misery IPA. It started out quite bitter, but was better as it warmed up. I believe Misery is also by Erie Brewing, but I don't see it on their web site.

Lastly, I had Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue. That was the clear winner of the night. Easy to drink, good character right from the tap.

So, lots of beers I hadn't had before, good times. My wife gave me the "you stink like old beer" routine when I got home, but oh well. It was all fresh when consumed, at least... :)

Back to running, I'm going to give it a shot tonight. If it stays warm out, I'll probably run outside.. if it cools off, I'm heading to the track at the gym. Since my plan has been shot to shit, I'm not exactly sure how far I'm going to go tonight. I'll probably stop at 5, provided I can make it that far.

Here's hoping the foam rolling the last few days has helped....

Keep on rockin!


Marcy said...

OMG your comments on that last post made me feel better. I swear I thought I was the only one who didn't dig beer LOL.

Anyhoo, it's YOUR blog. Write what you like :-) Plus I like to pretend like I know what I'm talking about when it comes to beers HAHA

Denise said...

I've actually tried that one. Had to ask Hubs cause I couldn't remember but he said I did. I'm sure it was delicious! ;-)

Have you tried any Great Lakes Brewering Co beers? The Edmond Fitzgerald is sooo good!

joyRuN said...

I'm completely clueless about beer. I stick to the beer I know, none of which were listed in your post (I hope that doesn't mean that what I've been drinking sucks total @$$, but it probably does).

Shannon said...

Running 5 tonight? I wish I could join the "beer club," I have many friends that know so much about ales, beers, ambers, etc. I just want something hard and sweet!