Drinkin’ and thinkin’

So as I sit here and ponder the meaning of life, all while watching the All-Star game and guzzling what’s left of my Sam Adams Latitude 48 IPA, I got to thinking – Why is St. Patrick’s Day the only real day of celebration for beer lovers? I mean, we celebrate anytime we want, but the only real officially recognized holiday is March 17th. I know Oktoberfest is huge in European circles, but it hasn’t quite caught on with the American types. Unless of course, you’re a beer aficionado. Why not have another day devoted entirely to hop-heads and yeast fiends? I say we get something started. Again, it’s not like we need an excuse, we do it all the time. But to have something internationally recognized would truly be majestic.

On another note, I’ve been recalling many of the import and domestic varieties I’ve had the pleasure (and in some cases, gut-wrenching agony) of sampling. I’ve been thinking about brewing a variety sometime soon, but I want to let it sit and ferment a little longer and let it age. Something that could be enjoyed in the fall or early winter. Specifically, I was thinking of a good ale or dark lager, something with a rich hearty flavor. Roasted malts would be nice key ingredient. I was also tempted by the thought of aging it in an oak barrel. That might make for an interesting palette. Perhaps this could be a near-future KT endeavor. Just random musings…

 

About Jason M

Texas Style - Having grown up down south, I've grown an appreciation for the "bigger is better" mantra. Bigger and bolder flavor is something I crave in my beers. Some people are hop-heads, all they drink are IPA's and other hoppy beers. Others are big on wheat beers. Some like it dark. Me? I'm an all-the-above kind of guy. I've had a love for all varieties since I was young and that has not changed. Good beer is good beer.

I'm constantly seeking out the latest and greatest new variety, because despite having an old-time favorite beer, drinking the same old flavors over and over gets old. That being said, I've got to try something new, explore my boundaries. After all, variety is the spice of life, no?

Favorite Beers - Unibroue La Fin du Monde, Founders Backwoods Bastard, Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine

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