Hey – I’m back! What a crazy week. And this week isn’t looking much better. But that’s ok; I’m not going to let anything get me down. Feist is coming to the Palace in two nights; the Cavs are up 2-0 and the Indians….well, the Indians. Oh well; at least I have two things going for me.
I was debating on what to write about tonight. My wife and I were debating who has the more acclaimed career – Will Smith or Tom Cruise – while shopping for mass goods at Sam’s Club. Ask me ten years ago and I would’ve said Cruise; so I thought I might dedicate a column to why I think Smith is the answer now. But then I saw the awesome new Heineken Light commercial and it put me in the mood to write about beer.
Well, something I haven’t had the chance to share is that Burger buddy Candis and I are doing the Winking Lizard World Tour of Beers. You have until the end of the year to drink their selected 100 beers. There are a lot of great finds in there, which I’ll be sharing with you as we dig in. And, I’m proud to say, we started February 29 and already have drank 41. The next dent will be Wednesday post Feist concert.
Another reason I’m in the mood is because of one of the Tour’s brewers, Sierra Nevada (they have three on the tour – Pale Ale, Bigfoot – the barley wine, and the stout). After trying Bigfoot on Friday, which was great (heck, it’s one of Michael Jackson’s favorites – the beer critic, not the singer), I was able to try their SummerFest - which is awesome, especially if you liked the ESB (Early Spring Brew).
Then, I saw them again, this time listed on my new favorite site Beeroftheday.com. The site was featuring the brewer’s Brown Ale – what? Sierra Nevada has Brown Ale? Where can I get this?
So, get ready; I sense a lot of beer posts coming. Check out the tour, join if you can. Check out the beer of the day site; subscribe to it so you can stay on top of the beers; and, if you sample any or have a favorite, be sure to post them here.