Breweries "Visited"

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

He Was In a Bind, 'Cause He Was Way Behind

Beer #116 Lucifer / Brouwerij Het Anker, Mechelen, Belgium

Ah, and so we come to a four day weekend, minus the part where I'm going in to work on Friday to catch up.  However, I'll be wearing shorts and a t-shirt, so it still counts as a day off.  Big things happening around these parts tomorrow involving science, robots, explosions, huge dollars, and afternoon drinks.  BIG things!  You'll hear much, much more about that tomorrow, so I'll save any comments on the topic until then.

To kick off the weekend just right, I'm calling in a friend - Lucifer!  No, not this guy.
Puddy says, "Go Devils!!!!!"
This guy:
Go Lucifer!
Ah, Lucifer, a Belgian strong pale ale from Brouwerij Het Anker.  In the glass, this beer has a hazy yellow color with a fluffy white head.  You're greeted by aromas of bread and fruit, and the taste has notes of apple, pepper, and malt.  Decently strong at 8% ABV, it finishes with a mild, dry bitterness.  Not a bad choice, and certainly a good way to ease into a long weekend.

Brewing beer since 1471, this brewery is probably better known for their Gouden Carolus, which Marci reviewed HERE.  Your knowledge for the day: Het Anker translates to "The Anchor," and the name comes from a nickname for a legendary brewer in the town of Mechelen.  Further knowledge: this beer was originally produced by Leifmans, and then Duvel, before becoming the property of Het Anker.

Thing to Think About Today:
So many ways to take today's closing paragraph, what with the Prince of Darkness as subject matter.  I mean, how many great movies, songs, TV shows, and pop culture references have something to do with the Devil?  Way more than there are awesome Kirk Cameron movies about The Rapture or whatever it is he preaches.  WAY more.

With the Devil on our mind, let's all gather and think about his trip down to Georgia:

"I'll take your bet and you're gonna regret 'cause I'm the best that's ever been!"

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