With Fall Beer Freedom Day (#FBFD) rapidly approaching we thought now would be a good time to reminisce about our favorite beers of the summer before we kick the Kölsch to the curb, down the last Oberon and say sayonara to the Shandy.
I’ve often toyed with the idea of doing a straight ahead review of Frank Thomas’ Big Hurt Beer, but to be honest, I figured you-all would think either a) I was trying to be an ironic smartass or b) none of you would take it seriously. But at the beginning of the month, I’ve noticed a couple other people offering their two cents including posts from SBNation and a site called TheClassical*, and I imagine the motivation wasn’t to actually review the beer, but rather just to take the opportunity to take a loose, easy shit on another sports-related promotional cheap put-your-name-on-this marketing device. There’s only one problem: they’re wrong. Which is why I’m finally writing this. Continue reading
Nothing. Perhaps they know better.
Clear Creek Ice
Malt Liquor, 6.20% ABV
Sayeth the Guys:
Karl: I was at 7-11 the other night, grabbing some Sleepyhead for the beloved insomniac in my life (seriously, try it), when I saw a guy in front of me in line buying a couple cans of Game Day Light. Loyal readers will remember our in-depth breakdown of Game Day, posted here. It was part of our effort to fulfill the mission we laid out when we started this site, which was that while we’d focus mainly on craft beers we’d also drink and discuss the mainstream stuff.
We’ve mentioned the Game Day experience, and you may also remember our Declaration of Appreciation for Living the High Life. Now we continue the fulfilling of our mission by delving into a beer you’ve likely never heard of, never looked for, never thought would exist – but exist it does, and after seeing Game Day Guy in front of me in that line I knew it was time for another look at the darker side of “craft beers.”
The following is an examination of an impulse buy out of the same 7-11 beer cooler. Clear Creek Ice from the Minhas Brewery is…well, it’s definitely a beer. Beyond that? Let’s break it down: Continue reading