Posted by Matt on Mon, 07/25/2005 - 9:19pm.
8th Anniversary is long gone. The entire stock Berkeley Bowl ordered went in less than two weeks, and that was over six months ago. Yeah, it was great stuff, and I wish I'd bought more than one bottle. But if you can find it now, you're a better man than I.

I love Arrogant Bastard, but remember, this is a barbecue-type party, not a drinking seminar. Really, The Bastard is only a step or two down from Rogue Brewing's Old Crustacean barleywine, in terms of degrees Plato, Lavibond, IBUs, and ABV. And Old Crustacean is a very heady beer (no, I don't mean how foamy it gets).

Thing is, what's needed in this situation is something that can, at least in somebody's mind, be called a "session beer."

I've got a list of The 10 Beers Every Man Should Drink Before He Dies, and not one of them is a session beer. A few of the 10 runners-up are, but that's more coincidence than anything. And just because I would consider them session beers doesn't mean a guy who grew up on Coors and Corona would.

But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong.
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