I could have gestated a baby in the time that has passed since my last blog post. Let me spare you the expense and just clear that up… I did NOT have a baby in the past nine months, but I HAVE severely neglected this lovely little blog. Continue reading
BIG news, folks… The Hops Honey has been published!!!!
I recently wrote an article for a kick ass new magazine – Philly Beer Scene - on the beer scene here in NYC. The idea was to highlight great bars for beer in the city for Philly connoisseurs who might be inclined to take a day or weekend trip up to NY.
So, without further ado, I present to you… the first article published by yours truly!
My friend Tim made two very good arguments the other day for sometimes having half beers, and I thought I’d share them!
With all the craft beer makers out there trying to distinguish themselves with a gazillion different flavors in the beers, it can sometimes get a bit overwhelming… and what is enjoyable at first sip can become too much by the end of a full pint. But, a half beer (which, btw, most ‘good’ bars will offer if you ask!) will let you enjoy the brewers creativity without risking overexposure!
ABV – it’s just too much!!! lol These beers are definitely yummy and there’s SO much great stuff out there that we want to try, but at 6, 7, 8… 11% Alcohol By Volume??? No way, man! Especially not on a school night! If you’re not familiar, lemme s’plain it to you…
Bud Light – 4.2% ABV
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – 5.7% ABV
Stone IPA – 6.9% ABV
Bigger %age = more alcohol = you’re getting drunk a heckuva lot quicker… so while knocking back 3 Bud Lights might be fine for you… the same 3 Stone IPAs might literally knock you on your arse… so be careful
Bottom line? where there’s either a high percentage and/or potentially strong flavors afoot, have it…. but halve it
So, I’m not starting my beer blog necessarily with a piece about a great beer hall, or my love of beer, or necessarily even the “great” beer that they serve here, because truly they’re not known for their beer… but I have to give credit to the local pub that I truly believe every beer drinker needs to have. For me, that place is the Four-Faced Liar, and even as I type this, I’m sitting outside on a glorious late summer Sunday afternoon, having a simple Bud Light draft, and I couldn’t be happier. Well, I could be I suppose, if they decided to put Sierra Nevada back on tap!