After much debate over the weather, I spent today with some co-workers and friends at the Phillies game today. Unlike last time, they managed to pull out a win and are inching closer to the .500 mark. Not the banner start people were hoping for, but what can you do. Interesting note - there are definitely some decent local pours at Citizens Bank Park, such as Victory and Philadelphia Brewing Company. However there is now a beer tent in left field that seems to have some better taps, including Leffe Blonde. I can't fathom how expensive that one is, as a 12oz Victory draft will run you $8.75. Hey, expensive good beer is better than no good beer, I suppose.
Back home, tonight's beer is another saison, this one from Kleinbrouwerij de Glazen Toren. This one pours a hazy pale yellow in the glass, and presents an aroma of spice, fruits, and grain. When you take a sip, you pick up flavors of yeast, sweet malt, and a light citrus. This beer has a very dry finish, with a mineral taste to it. Not a bad saison by any stretch, but perhaps more earthy than I was expecting.
Open since 2004, this brewery wraps each of their beers in paper. Definitely classes the place up, although we didn't take any pictures of it before pouring. Our bad.
Thing to Think About Today:
For my first appearance at a baseball game this year, I trotted out a link to the greatest baseball movie of all time. This time around, I'll drop the second greatest baseball movie of all time, The Bad News Bears. Basically, a Little League team of misfits bands together around a misfit coach to be awesome (well, awesome-ish, really). And while the rival Yankees are sponsored by Denny's, the Bears are sponsored by... Chico's Bail Bonds. What's not to love?
Obviously, we're talking about the 1976 version of The Bad News Bears, the first in the original trilogy - let's all agree the remake never happened.