Project Y-ine Makes A Brief Stop in Houston

Yesterday the ladies of Project Y-ine left New Orleans and headed for Houston, Texas. They were running a bit behind schedule. They had stopped in Lafayette for lunch. “What is the law in Texas about the passenger drinking a beer??” At 6:18 p.m. CDT I got the above text from Shana. I shot back, “I don’t think you can have booze open in the car at all.” Then I looked it up just to make […]

Continue readingMore Tag

Wine Reviews

When I find someone I respect writing about an edgy, nervous wine that dithered in the glass, I cringe.  When I hear someone I don’t respect talking about an austere, unforgiving wine, I turn a bit austere and unforgiving myself.  When I come across stuff like that and remember about the figs and bananas, I want to snigger uneasily.  You can call a wine red, and dry, and strong, and pleasant.  After that, watch out…. […]

Continue readingMore Tag

More on Budweiser and InBev

Drinkplanner weighs in on the Budweiser vs. the big, bad foreign company kerfuffle. As usual, they do it in a most amusing and insightful way. Here are some choice excerpts. And to those panicking about lost American jobs and whatnot…calm the hell down.  Anheuser-Busch is THE #1 producer of beer in the states, and they’re not going to be shutting down production anytime soon.  How cost-effective do you think it would be to move production […]

Continue readingMore Tag

Budweiser is bought by company that brews Stella Artois

The idiots who drink that watered down swill with the detergent finish seem to be losing their minds over the deal. It boggles my mind that people could be so passionate about something so awful, as this CNN article describes. Philip McClary was grilling out at his home in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, on Sunday night when he heard hometown brewer Anheuser-Busch would be bought by the Belgian company InBev. “I was actually drinking a […]

Continue readingMore Tag

Eric Asimov Rips the American Beer Industry

The New York Times wine columnist rightfully and righteously takes down the mass-producing wing of the American beer industry. This paragraph drew my first of many “amens.” Yet, the big beer companies apparently find it repulsive that people could conceive of beer as an adult beverage full of wonder and complexities. So they do their best to dumb down beer by essentially treating the beer-drinking public as idiots. Ain’t that the truth? Then somewhere along […]

Continue readingMore Tag

New Belgium Springboard Ale

New Belgium’s Web site has some babble about this beer springing forth from dreams about acupuncturists and barrels, or some such nonsense. What a shame that is, as this is a exceptionally tasty hot weather beer, and that is a really stupid way to describe it unless their target is new age acupuncturist beer snobs. Springboard Ale is a very refreshing Belgian Pale Ale that goes down almost too easy. It has a very light […]

Continue readingMore Tag

On Beer

In this article the author does a great job of extolling the wonders of beer, and I agree that beer is a remarkable beverage. I make my own, and consume quite a bit made by others. In fact, since I have launched this blog I have received comments by people surprised that I am not writing about beer more often. I love the stuff, and while a lot of what the author writes is dead […]

Continue readingMore Tag

Posts navigation

1 2 3
Scroll to top