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Friday, January 4, 2013

Day 391: On Skulls and La Fin du Monde

The following is an actual email exchange between me and my good friend Beth. I wish I could say exchanges like this are rare, but they're not. We are two strange birds and it's probably why we get along so very well.

Subject: Strangeness on Southwest

Beth: Read this story. Two questions here – 1) if you are transporting 40 heads, wouldn’t that be really heavy? 2) What the hell are “anatomical gifts?”

Brief summary of the article if you don't want to follow the link: In June 2010, a Southwest Airlines employee called police after finding human heads in a package set to be transported to a Fort Worth medical research company, the airline said. "It wasn't labeled or packaged properly," said Ashley Rogers, a Southwest spokeswoman. "They called the local authorities." The incident happened in Little Rock, Ark., last Wednesday, she said. Little Rock police turned the package over to the county coroner, who questions where they came from and if they were properly obtained. "We've come to the conclusion that there is a black market out there for human body parts for research or for whatever reason," said Pulaski County coroner Garland Camper.

Me: I heard about this on the drive in. If I remember the line from Jerry Maguire correctly, I believe the human head weighs 8 pounds. That would make that a heavy, heavy package. Plus it would be a huge box or crate. I doubt regular cardboard would do. Anatomical gifts means when you donate your body to science.

Beth: Hahaha, I was think it was more like skulls and stuff you may put on your mantel. So when they asked at the counter if someone gave you something to transport….How can you fly with a 320 lb package? What?

Me: The story said a courier dropped it off claiming not to know what was inside. Does that mean they were using a Southwest flight like Fed Ex? I didn’t know that was possible.

Beth: Who knows…maybe you should figure that out by trying it.

Me: You know I would do terrible in jail…

Fast forward to today...

Beth: Look at this bizarre old email exchange I just came across. I like how I think people keep skulls on their mantels...

Only the weirdos keep them on their mantels. Normal people keep them in their bathrooms.

So what do you email your coworkers about?

And I think that story segues nicely into a review of La Fin du know, the dark arts, end of the world, and such.

La Fin du Monde is a Tripel brewed by Unibroue in Chambly, Quebec. It pours a rich oaky color with a thin white head. It smells of citrus, honey and rich brown sugar. The flavor is boozy with lots of candi sugar and a hint of pepper. It's also very carbonated, which adds to the tingly drinking sensation. This is probably one of my favorite tripels out there.

Beer stats
Style: Tripel
ABV: 9%
IBUs: 19
Rating: Excellent

Previously reviewed from Unibroue
Thoughts on Maudite (Belgian strong ale) from me and Gary

1 comment:

  1. To be honest, I'm more concerned about the plants than the skulls in the bathroom. The philodendrons need to be transplanted and the bamboo shouldn't even be in there because of the humidity.