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Friday, May 4, 2012

Guest Starring Sir Stewart Wallace, as "Himself"

Beer #146 Oud Gueze / Brouwerij Oud Beersel, Beersel, Belgium

Tomorrow's a big day in the office, so we'll just get down to business tonight.  Need to keep it fresh for tomorrow, obviously.

Tonight we're drinking the Oud Gueze Vielle from Oud Beersel.  If you're looking for a town to put your brewery in, Beersel is about as good of a name as you're going to find.  This gueuze is effervescent, sporting a rich gold with a persistent white head.  It gives off a tart, funky aroma with notes of yeast.  The taste is outstanding. Starts with a crisp tartness, and finishes dry and clean. In the middle, you get hints of apple, minerals, and lemon. For those looking to try a gueze for the first time, this would be a great option due to the balance of flavors. This beer brings a 6% ABV to the party, which is just right. So right, in fact, that this beer is headed for my Top 25. Great way to start the weekend.



Thing to Think About Today:
Marci has touched on the unfortunate passing of Adam "MCA" Yauch, but I needed to add my two cents as well.  The Beastie Boys first hit the scene as punk kids looking to party and have fun, and evolved into an incredibly influential force on the music scene for a generation of kids who appreciated great music, ludicrously clever lyrics, and must-watch videos that told fascinating stories.  I first started listening back in the License to Ill days, and had them in the rotation straight through college.  

So let's close out tonight with Sabotage.  Greatest video ever?  Probably.  We used to recreate the scene where Sir Stewart Wallace gets tackled into the pool.  Why?  Because it was awesome, and we wanted to be awesome, too.  We gave the nickname 'Sir Stewart Wallace' to some guy who worked at Perkins and oddly resembled the character.  Why?  Well, mostly because we were idiots, but also because that guy really, really looked like Sir Stewart Wallace.  And because the Beastie Boys were awesome.  RIP, MCA

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