Friday, January 21, 2011

PBR drink it, ya asshole

Brew Review: Big Flats Lager

I love cheap beer, who doesn't? With my dreams of summer quickly approaching I figured I should get a leg up on the cheap beer (read: driveway bbq brew) selection. Enter something new, $3.00 for a sixer, available at Walgreen's (I pass 4 of these on my 12ish mile commute everyday) yep its Big Flats Lager.

So how was it you ask, not to bad for a beer that costs $.50 per can. Its pours a very pale yellow, produces a large foamy flavorless head, and tastes as light as beer gets. The only smell or taste I noticed was of cracked corn. Hops are pretty nonexistent in the taste, with malt showing up like that guy at your office swings by the holiday party just long enough to be seen. Would I buy it again, yes I would, but only because of its price and ease of purchase. So give Big Flats a try if you like cheap beer that tastes better than malt liquor.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Brew math for you on a snowy morning

Q: How many beers are in a 1/2 barrel (standard American  keg)?

  • 1 barrel of beer=31 gallons.

  • 1/2 Barrel (keg)=15.5 Gallons or 1984 Fluid Ounces.

  • 1/4 Barrel (pony keg)=7.75 Gallons or 992 Fluid Ounces.

  • There are 128 oz. in 1 gallon.

  • 124 Pints 16-oz. glasses

  • 165 12-oz. glasses

  • 198 10-oz. glasses  Who serves 10oz beers?

  • Not just a delicious beverage but also a worthy song subject

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Beer Culture trailer

    Beer Culture is a documentary film about the growing trend in Craft Beer set in the epicenter of it all, Colorado. Beer Culture explains the cultural phenomenon behind the growth of craft beer telling it through the stories of struggles and successes

    Beer Culture Trailer 1 from FM Productions on Vimeo.


    An actual beer review (i use review loosely)

    Schlafly Irish stout

    Schlafly is a St Louis micro brewery with many great beers available throughout the region from gas stations to bars.  So when my pal gave me an Irish stout to try I was as excited as a raccoon on trash day. This 8% alcohol brew taste nothing like what I thought of when I thought Irish and Stout, it has a light opening with a strong malty finish that almost burns a little bit. The brewer says its a "full-bodied and full-flavored rich, dark ale has a malty sweetness balanced with plenty of hops", I personally think there could be less malts and more hops. But dont let that distract you form buying this beer, its is of excellent quality and is strong enough to make you forget all about the fact that the police are knocking at your door.

    In summary Schlafly Irish Stout is a strong brew for people that have a passion for quality original stouts. I would recommend the pairing of one of these beers with a traditional meat and potatoes type of dinner.

    Till next time drink up.