Breweries "Visited"

Friday, April 26, 2013

Presses on.....

Day #503 Rumspringa / Lancaster Brewing Company, Lancaster, PA
Previously from this brewery: Hop Hog, Milk Stout, and Winter Warmer

Busy weekend on the books, as I'm headed to State College to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Phi Gamma Delta at Penn State.  More commonly known as FIJI, we are the oldest fraternity at PSU, dating all the way back to 1888.  We're not just the oldest fraternity, but also the best (note: I may be biased) as our house has been home to world record holders, Olympians, CEOs, professional athletes, and a Heisman Trophy winner.  Will be great to see a great group of alums back on campus and spend time with the next generation of brothers carrying on our impressive legacy.  Damn glad.
What, this isn't what your college apartment looked like?
To celebrate this event, you get a beer review (what, you were expecting something else?), and today's offering is Rumspringa from Lancaster Brewing Company.  This beer is a clear amber with a white head, and gives off a light but sweet aroma.  When you take a sip, you get flavors of bread and malt sweetness, with a warm bit of honey.  Virtually no bitterness hiding out, and speaking of hiding this beer has a 6.9% ABV, which it hides very well.  Smooth, easy drinking, and great for spring time.  Find this one and enjoy soon, as this seasonal offering won't be around forever.
Does this beer look crooked?
For those who don't know, Rumspringa is a period of time where Amish teenagers leave their community to live a "normal" life of sin and vice (you know: booze, zippers, cars - that sort of thing) to see if they truly want to be baptized into their faith, or leave the community forever.  So... like spring break, only more serious.

Thing to Think About Today:
Fraternities are incredibly polarizing; people either love them or hate them.  They're an easy target in the media for the ills of society, even though the kids in the chess club are doing the same exact things - just not in a big fancy mansion.  So, to honor fraternity life, let's peek in on the second greatest college movie of all time, Revenge of the Nerds.  And, to clarify, it's only in second place because nothing will ever top Animal House, the greatest movie from any genre ever.  Sit back and enjoy 80s college life in all its glory:

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