Thursday, March 17, 2005 AD

Green All Around

I'm rather surprised that it's so late and yet no one has said this.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Drink up!

Saturday, March 12, 2005 AD

Bier at Luther Quest, Part Two

Beer Talk At Luther Quest

Here's some beer talk over at Luther Quest.

Thanks to Caspar, my partner over at Beggars.

Gottes Segen.

Ein Radler, bitte!




Servus!

It's been a while since I posted, so I thought I'd quickly mention a beer that I sometimes enjoy when I'm in Austria.

Over there one can order a Radler which is a mixture of beer and either some type of juice or the European-style Fanta. Radler auf Deutsch means bicyclist, since it's designed to quench the thirst of those folks better than regular beers.

I know, I know. This sounds gross, but I actually have grown to enjoy them, especially when I don't want so much alcohol and if I'm very thirsty. If this still sounds strange, well, then I guess it qualifies as a misadventure.

When I want to drink beer when I'm not so thirsty ;-) I like this:
Hirter Privat Pils

Stammwürze: 12,3°
Alkohol: 5,2 vol %
Ideale Trinktemperatur: + 8°C

Die Königsmarke der Privatbrauerei Hirt. Diese Bierspezialität wird nach alten böhmischen Rezepturen gebraut. Das weiche Wasser aus der Hanslbauerquelle nahe der Brauerei und die erlesenen Zutaten prägen den unvergleichlichen Geschmack. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Pils-Bieren (welche meist nach der norddeutschen Methode - das heißt hoher Bitterwert - gebraut werden) präsentiert sich das Hirter Privat Pils im Antrunk weich und schlank und ist im Abgang harmonisch zartbitter. Durch seine lange Lagerzeit reift das Hirter Privat Pils völlig naturbelassen und wird weder pasteurisiert noch sonstwie künstlich haltbar gemacht.

Prost! Gottes Segen!

Wednesday, March 09, 2005 AD

What not to eat when drinking

Driving under the influence of ... Bread?

Actually, we might want to put this blog on the blogroll, if we have one: DUI Blog

Sunday, March 06, 2005 AD

As a preface for the Serendipity Beer posts...

Guys, this is good stuff. From this site (you'll need to scroll down a little):

Schneider Aventinus Eisbock
There were always rumours that in the earlier years of last century an even stronger Aventinus existed. Hans Peter Drexler, brewmaster at the Schneider Brewery, investigated and found that in the cold winters the precious drink partially froze and due to the separation of water from the liquid, a concentrated version was created. Hans Peter Drexler managed to re-create this mystery in a controlled environment and the Aventinus Eisbock was born. Aventinus Eisbock is almost black in colour, full body with malty notes in the nose and chocolate, caramel, fruit and spices on the palate. A full and rich body make it pure indulgence to the extreme. (Alc/Vol 12.0%)

Notice the alcohol/volume. Twelve percent for a beer. Where's the American beer at, huh?

Here's more from the Beer Hunter:

Eisbock

An extra-strong (Doppel) bock beer in which potency has been heightened by a process of freezing. Since water freezes before alcohol, the removal of ice (eis) concentrates the beer.
I wanted to make this the first post of this beer blog, but St. Pauli Girl with her beer (not her charms) was the winner.

Serendipity Beer 1 of 4


Serendipity Beer 1 of 4
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Aventinus Eisbock - nice dark beer. It reminded me of Jagermeister - minty or licorice flavor. Courtesy of me.

Serendipity Beer 2 of 4


Serendipity Beer 2 of 4
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Neck shot of Aventinus Eisbock. Courtesy of me.

Serendipity Beer 3 of 4


Serendipity Beer 3 of 4
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Front label of Aventinus Eisbock. Courtesy of me.

Serendipity Beer 4 of 4


Serendipity Beer 4 of 4
Originally uploaded by Terrible_Swede.
Here's what the fine print says: Aventinus. The wheat-dopplebock of Bavaria has been known to the most intense and complex wheat beer in the world. This was the case in the past, but not anymore...Recently, Hans-Peter Drexler, brewmaster at G. Schneider and Sohn. Heard stories about some extra special Aventinus resulting from a partial freezing during a cold winter transport in the 1930s. He decided to recreate this classic "mistake" to further concentrate Aventinus in a modern controlled facility. Thus, the Aventinus Eiisbock was reborn prost! (Signed) George VI Schneider, 6th Generation Brewer.
Note that each beer is numbered. Courtesy of me.

Friday, March 04, 2005 AD

Done

I made the "Sin Boldly" License picture a link to the letter between Melanchthon and Luther.

If you want your own "license" go here.

Update

I didn't know there was a St. Pauli Girl website. Of course, it's the beer and not the girl that we are interested in at this blog. Oh yeah, she's going to be our patron saint. Again, notice the heart-shaped choker.

Luther & Beer

'Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we prohibit
and abolish women? The sun, moon and the stars have been
worshipped; shall we pluck them from the sky? See how much
He has done thru me even though I just prayed and preach,
the Word did it all. If I wanted to, I could have started
a conflagration at Worms. But while I sat still and drank
beer with Philip in Hahnsdorf, God dealt the papacy a
mighty blow'.

Weight Watchers sucks

I am a fat-body that needs to lose weight, so I joined Weight Watchers. If my father-in-law who gets side-tracked easily can lose fifty pounds on the program, then I can easily lose 30-35. Unfortunately, regular beer costs me 4 points and light beer costs me 2. My daily allowance is 26. If I want to get messed up, I have to skip food all day and then drink six to eight beers on an empty stomach. I also have to drink six to eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day and beer doesn't count. Those ******* are making this shit hard.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005 AD

40 Days of Drinking

I hereby announce my desire and intention to create "40 Days of Drinking"©. It's official start will be 40 (39?) days before the Friday that starts the first weekend with dates in October, but whenever you actually decide to celebrate Oktoberfest can be your 40th day. I don't care. When I get around to it, I'll put together the main points for each day (loosely based off the book I'm obviously mocking). Why am I telling you all this before I have anything substantial to say? Because, I'll need your help with beer and liquor recommendations for each day!

Copyright, Keith Atkinson, March 1, 2005 (if I'm already infringing on a copyright, oh well).

Edit: I in no way endorse drinking non-stop for forty days. Such binging is unhealthy. Fun, but unhealthy.