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Crusty Hen might be something my mom (rip) might teasingly call me. She was a hoot.
@Gutwrench: We have discussed mothers, and relationships and memories. Mine was a hoot, too.
Mother liked her "wodka", (her expression, uttered with a grin), and yes, she was also partial to whisky, or whiskey (she liked several of the Irish whiskies, such as Jameson, or Redbreast).
She rarely sipped, sampled, savoured, beer, - only ever on foreign holidays with my father, a small glass on hot days; she didn't really like it all that much.
And, truth be told, she didn't much care for wine, either, but classy, middle class people were supposed to like it, and supposed to want to order it and drink it with dinner.
I used to love it whenever she ordered wine while dining out, (or had it with dinner at home). Then, after a few dutiful sips, if it could be managed discreetly, the glass would slide across the tablecloth towards me, with the added instruction, or suggestion, which invariably went along the lines of, "why don't you finish this." Actually, sometimes the instruction was a more abrupt, "here, you finish this."
Yeah, I'm a fan of really "juicy" IPAs with a ton of citrus-y hops (Citra, Amarillo), and I've really gotten into the hazy variants of those. Stone Hazy Tangerine, Sixpoint Bengali. Super drinkable by themselves, or with food, especially something that's got a little spicy kick.
Yeah, the rise in popularity of the "hard seltzer" has been interesting, everyone is making one, I picked up a couple of 6-packs a few weeks ago from Funky Buddha - I mean, they're pretty good for beach, boat, where you're out in the heat, and want something that's "lite", an easy drink, doesn't get quite so nasty as it warms up.
A Citrana with some barbacoa tacos. Yum. I haven't had Sixpoint, might have to make a run.
I thought the hard-seltzer thing was ridiculous at first, but I agree. They're good on the beach. I'm actually interested in what Topo Chico comes up with.
Sixpoint is doing some amazing products, if you can find them: Resin, High-Res, Puff (and the aforementioned Bengali).
Yeah, hard-seltzers aren't good, I'd say they're "functional"
What do you think of the Samuel Smith line?
I was just going to say the same thing, great eye and composition on that photo.Wow, hahaha, that looks like a marketing photo, very nice
My brother cooked up some chocolate cherry lager and gave me a couple bottles – in, you know, those cork&bail bottles that, fortunately, can be resealed. That stuff was as good as a proper stout ale.The really superlative Sam (Samuel ) Smith product is their Organic Chocolate Stout. Wow.