Thursday, July 30, 2009

CNN's Ed Henry: Why not Sam Adams for Obama, Gates, Crowley summit?

CNN's Ed Henry had a good point: Samuel Adams is an all-American brew, the largest American-owned brewer. Why not pour some Boston Lager for the Obama, Gates, and Crowley summit this evening?

Apparently, the selection of the best beer is somewhat controversial.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Redhook Tripel Belgian Style Ale: Limited Edition

I found a Redhook Limited Edition Tripel at the store two days ago.

I hope it's not too limited -- I want to pick up another.

Redhook's Tripel has berry notes, and perhaps a more subtle flavor than some of its Belgian counterparts.

The one-pint, 6-ounce bottle was priced at $6 and change.

Very good -- buy a bottle while you can.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Casting out the estrogen with Rush and Iron Maiden

Kristi's in Chicago, Maggie's at camp in the N.C. mountains, Sadie's on a roadtrip with grandparents, and a friend took Audrey to spend last night.

For the first time since we moved, our new house became a bachelor pad.

Lucky me, the VH1 Classic channel was broadcasting full-length concerts of Rush and Iron Maiden yesterday evening -- both filmed in Rio de Janiero!

With no one else around, I could listen to the concerts at a suitable volume.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Beastie Boy MCA, Adam Yauch, has cancer

Sad news, but the type of cancer he has should be treatable. Watch the video below.

Fris vodka

I recently discovered Fris, a Danish vodka that is allegedly "freeze distilled," whatever that means. Either way, 750 ml for $13 and change (after tax) isn't a bad deal.

While my beloved Ketel One has a bit more of a mineral touch and a hint of marshmellow -- and while my equally beloved Firefly has that mellow muscadine touch -- Fris has a lighter body and more delicate flavors with a refreshing finish. I might add Fris to my favorites list.

Have you tried Fris? What do you think? Click the comment link and let us know.