28 March 2007

I'll take a Coors Lite, please!

I got the chance to hang out with an old friend last night, who you all know as Traci on The Good Beer Show, who has been in town all week for a conference. We had planned to do a special guest review - a little cross-collaboration between new beer media. Unfortunately, I woke-up yesterday morning so congested that I could barely breathe. I went through an entire box of Puffs yesterday. So I needed a beer, yet I couldn't taste it. I told Traci that I may as well have ordered Coors Lite because I couldn't taste it anyway, but I was afraid someone would come in and see me.

We started the evening off at Deano's (where, apparently, the rest of the Knights of the Beer Roundtable are meeting tomorrow evening to review the season's first batch of Oberon without me, following the tapping of the keg party tonight), but Nick wasn't there, and the place was pretty dead. So we each finished off a Two-Hearted, and hit the road to MacNiven's. Traci was immediately impressed with MacNiven's when she found out that Dreadnaught, her Precious, was on tap. By the time I finished my Dreadnaught, I was finally feeling a little more lively, and plunged into a Dogfish 60. So in all, I had 3 very hoppy beers, each with a decidely distinct aftertaste, and couldn't taste one damn drop of it!


  1. the idea of you drinking coors light at MacNiven's is hilarious.

  2. As you're growing up as a teenager, there are a number of things that you look forward to; getting your drivers license, graduating

    from high school, going to your senior prom, having your first date and having your first beer. The problem with this last one is

    that the drinking age and the thing you want make it something that you just can't have yet. And still, you want it and will go to

    any lengths to get it.

    Underage beer drinking is certainly no secret and to try to sweep it under the carpet isn't going to make it go away. But the most

    odd thing about underage drinking when it comes to beer is that even after kids sneak their first beer, they still want to have

    another one. If you're wondering why that sounds so strange then you need to think back to when YOU had your first beer. It was

    pretty nasty tasting. Let's be honest, beer is bitter and is an acquired taste. Very few people, if any at all, enjoyed their first

    beer. Many even get sick after it because of the taste or the fact that they're not used to the alcohol yet.

  3. Jason - Do they even sale Coors Lite at MacNivens? I dunno . . .

    Eric - I agree - beer is certainly an acquired taste, and I'm damn sure glad I acquired it. The first beer I could ever finish was a MGD Lite, and the first beers that I ever enjoyed were Dos Equis and Rolling Rock. All three are horribly shitty beers, but at the time, it was what I could take. A co-worker introduced me to Guinness, which is probably the best "gateway" beer. Traci then actually played a big hand in advancing my beer tastes.