Previously from this brewery: More Commercial Suicide, Le Petite Prince (plus Revenge of the Nerds!) and more Le Petite Prince (sans Revenge of the Nerds)
Happy Sunday, my friends! Big day today; spent an early morning getting my new iPod set up. I may have mentioned earlier that after eight good years, the iPod died a quiet, peaceful death. Music is important to me, and despite the fact there are no less than four other devices in the house that can access the cloud and play music, a new iPod is necessary. Particularly so I can have music in my car and provide music to the masses at our legendary tailgates. Thankfully I'm back in business, and happy as a result.
Beyond getting back into a groove, Sunday was good in other ways. Spent time doing some important work, ran some errands, and now I'm watching basketball and enjoying a beer. Could be better, I suppose, but I'll take it with a smile.
While I'm relaxing, I'll give you my review of today's beer, a bottle of Commercial Suicide from Jester King. While pouring this one, it reminded me of pouring a cola; same color, plenty of carbonation, and a wispy bit of off-white head. There is an aroma of oak and malt, and when you take a sip it's almost creamy, with barely toasted malt, vanilla, toffee and a earthy, nutty flavor. There are very little hops and a clean finish. This one was labeled as a oaked farmhouse mild, but comes across more as an English bitter that spent some time in a wine barrel (that makes sense; it did). Incredibly interesting mix of flavors, particularly for such a low ABV (3.5%) beer.
|Such creepy labels. Soooo creepy.|
Thing to Think About Today:
As many of you know, and some of you have experienced, I like to create a new playlist for every tailgate I attend/host. It can be a pain to try and mix things up every week, particularly considering some tailgates might be over ten hours long. However, it's a labor of love, and in the spirit of love, I give you a tailgate song I love to add in to keep the party going. What, you were expecting something other than I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany?
"And so we're running just as fast as we can / Holding on to one another's hands"