08 May 2010

Beer Garden: Magic Hat Summer Wacko

Billed as a crisp summer beer, I had great hopes for Magic Hat Summer Wacko. There was also only one six pack left so I had to buy it even though it was Cinco de Mayo and save it for a few days. It was certainly cold enough, but the finish was just too sweet for me. "Big malty aroma," I get it and "a subdued hop bite" (as described on the website), but, "slightly sweet finish?" How about overly sweet finish - almost like maple syrup.  And for the love of pete, did it have to be pink?*
Okay maybe the over the top packaging should have given it away but different often times is better, but I was going for the "crisp summer beer" that I went for and I just don't think it was there. The front was nice, but it was the finish that did me in. 
Never know until you try - who knows when you'll find something that pleasantly surprises you. 

* I did not know it was pink until I was um, pouring the last bit out - so it has no impact on my thought. Besides, I rather like pink. 

06 May 2010

Currently Blooming

Rose from my next door neighbor who took a cutting from her grandmother - how cool is that? MotH dug this up as it was a runner that had rooted itself. Lovely purple.
Top = Apple Blossom Amaryllis; next Easter Lily and last purple Clematis (whose name I never remember)

05 May 2010

Cinco de Mayo

Excellent excuse for a cerveza hecho en Mexico. That is the extent of my Spanish and it's probably wrong.  
I've been keeping up with the different beers we've been trying - actually writing them down and making notes, so I plan to put them here w/photos to help me remember better. 
I'm a fan of Tecate - it's simple, smooth and easy to drink - a good beer for warm weather - it's inexpensive too, which isn't bad either. No it is not complex, not fancy, but it works for us. A great choice for 5 May 2010. 
Our local paper started a column today with a local review of beers - finally, but I notice it's never on the front page of the food section where the wine is.... hm.