Today marks the beginning of the 2010 – 2011 NFL football season. The teams are lining up and ready to battle. Fans everywhere have made their runs to the store to stock up on all the necessary football eats and drinks. And that includes the most improtant ingredient: beer!
Since this is a blog about beer, I would be remiss if I did not write something about beer today of all days!
I made my pilgrimage to Costco for two HUGE slabs of ribs, chips, pizza, and pita chips (OK, those were for my daughter — really!)And after that I swung by the nearby Total Wine for some liquid refreshment.
I picked up a six-pack of Shipyard Wheat Ale — it was $2.00 off and looked good. After chilling it appropriately, I opened a bottle and poured it into my trustee pint glass. The color is an golden orange with a thick head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. First sip revealed orange, a slight spiciness and milder ale flavors.
My second six-pack is Magic Hat #9 — I love this light, fruity, easy drinking brew!
And finally, I grabbed a bottle of Pike Pale Heirloom Ale. I’ll report on this one later (but, I’ve had it in the past and found it quite enjoyable).
That’s all for now — back to the game.