I can’t tell you how much I want to try Ommegang’s new Valar Morghulis, the latest in the brewery’s Game of Thrones-inspired beers. It’s a Dubbel Ale, which is always a good time in my opinion. While I haven’t managed to snag a bottle of the brew (it supposedly became available today, or last week if you went to the brewery), Jill over at the excellent The Mary Sue blog got a taste. And she loved it.
If you can find Valar Morghulis, let me know in the comments what you think.
I don’t care much for PBR. It’s… not good. But it is hugely popular. And cheap. It therefore has its place. Its place is usually after I’ve had several of something better. Or if I’m in Brooklyn.
The statement by the new owner, chairman of Oasis Beverages, is kind of hilarious in its own way, too: “Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American brand — it represents individualism, egalitarianism and freedom of expression — all the things that make this country great.”
We sold a quintessentially American brand that represents individualism and freedom of expression… to the Russians.
So, will this change your opinion of PBR? Will national pride keep you from purchasing a 30-rack of it for your next hipster cookout? Or will you cross borders with beer in the name of peace? Let me know in the comments.
Another week, another sampling of beers here in Boston. Next weekend I’ll be in Brooklyn, NY, and hopefully I’ll get to try something new. Until then, here’s a rundown of what I had last week. The highlight was another trip to Hopsters to bottle our Gerry’s Par 5 Stout.
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I saw something completely unacceptable at the store today:
Totally, one hundred percent Godwin’s Law wrong. It’s August. August. I refuse to eat or drink anything with Pumpkin in it before October. Maybe late September. Yes, that includes coffee. And especially beer. Especially.
Don’t get me wrong; I like me a good pumpkin beer, even though I’m kinda picky about them. But I should be drinking summer brews through late September, and then finishing off my fall seasonals in November. At this rate, we’ll probably start seeing winter beers on September 1. (Pleasepleasethat’sonlyajokedon’tmakethatathing)
Breweries, I beg of you… Please… wait three more weeks for this stuff. Seriously. I’ll respect you so much more for it.