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Friday, July 15, 2011

New Beer Friday - July 15 Edition

Shoulders are overrated
Imagine. Four or five thousand years from now some digital archeologist will stumble across The Buzz while sifting through a heap of ancient data which includes things like this, this, and this. Scary to think what all these "artifacts" might reveal about us to future peoples. Well, at least our taste in beer is good.

New (and Returning) Beer

    • Short's Strawberry Short's Cake, $2.19/12oz - Short's calls this "one of their most popular concept beers" (source). We call it like we see it, delicious!  Limit one 6 pack per customer, please.
    • Left Hand Good Juju, $2.09/12oz - From the Left Hand website: "Fresh ginger kisses the lithe malty body, copulating with the hop in this pale ale ancestor." Don't know about you, but this description makes us feel dirty (and not in the good way either).
    • Lagunitas Lucky No. 13, $4.79/22oz - Legend has it that if you drink this beer on the 13th floor of any hotel, you will find your lost lucky rabbit's foot. As for your missing car keys, that's anybody's guess.
    • Lagunitas Little Sumpin Wild, $1.99/12oz - "Wild" means it's harvested directly from the forests near Petaluma, California, not raised on a farm like the other Lagunitas offerings.
    • Coney Island Summer Sampler, $21.49/12pk, includes three of each:
      • Coney Island Lager - a dry-hopped amber lager
      • Sword Swallower - an IPA-style lager
      • Albino Lager - a white lager
      • Mermaid Pilsner - dolphin safe
    • St Martin Belgian Ales, $5.09/12oz, various offerings, all descriptions hail from their website:
      • Tripel - "Three varieties of malt and three of hops create the robust character of this triple-strength 9% pale beer."
      • Brune - "With its aroma of caramel and liquorice, this dark beer of 8% is drunk at room temperature." (Who isn't drunk at room temperature?)
      • Blonde - "Hazy gold with a creamy white head. A yeasty and slightly spicy and fruity blond beer of 7%."
    • Viru Premium Estonian Beer, $2.49/12oz - This beer is going straight-up viru, ya'll. We think because the bottle is so cool (see above).
(Introducing) Cheetah's Choice

Lest one get the idea that Siciliano's cares only about beer, here's Cheetah's pick for wine of the week: Borealis, The Northern Whites (Willamette Valley 2010), $11.99/bottle. A blend of Muller-Thurgau, Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer. "In this bottle you'll discover the vivid flavors of Montinore Estate's best cool-climate grape varietals. Borealis opens with a shimmering array of aroma and flavor followed by a crisp and almost-dry finish" (from the label). Cheetah says: "It's the perfect answer to the hot weather about to hit us!"

Cheetah, choosing

Quote of the Week

They speak of my drinking, but never think of my thirst.
~Scottish Proverb

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