#SippyTimeBeer Review – Brew Kettle, Stone and Widmer

Brew Kettle Summer Soulstice

The Brew Kettle Taproom & SmokehouseSummer Soulstice – With summer coming to an end, I should probably clear a couple of extra summer beers off my list. This one is from Strongsville OH (which is near Cleveland) and I have reviewed one of their beers now, Lake BeErie, which was not good. I’m pretty sure I tried another one but can’t find a picture or written proof of it. You’ll have to take my word for it here though that this one was the best of the three. It’s a Belgian Wheat Ale with coriander and orange & lemon peel. I don’t feel like any of the three had a prominent taste but is was a great beer. Light, crisp and refreshing. Sit out in the sun this weekend and sip one of these beers.

Stone Brewing CompanyRuination IPA – This beer is a variation on their IPA. They just put in a bit more malt and a lot more hops. That is usually my time to get right on out of the joint. I don’t enjoy chewing on hops but this one didn’t seem as heavy handed. Maybe they added just the right amount of malt to even things out on my palate. Unlike the previous beer, you shouldn’t have any problems getting a hold of this beer from southern California.

Widmer Citra Summer Blonde

Widmer Brothers BrewingCitra Blonde Summer Brew – We’re staying on the West Coast but heading north to Portland OR. We’re also hanging around on the summer beat with this Blonde. They don’t clarify what citrus they use which doesn’t help to pick out the flavors but it’s pretty easy in a summer ale. They usually use orange or some variation, lemon or lime. I didn’t detect any hints like that. It was a crisp and refreshing beer though. It’s only one of two seasonal beers they produce. Again, it’s much easier to get ahold of this beer in other parts of the country, but it might be out of season. If you’re lucky, you might find it in the discount six pack area so they can bring in all of those pumpkin beers I’ll soon be reviewing. – Kevin

#TotalDivas – She Said (He Edited) Episode 6

bachelorette-partyVegas is where….teenage crushes, bachelorette/bachelor parties, drunk Diva Girls, drunk boyfriends, and realizations happen.

We last had Jojo breaking up with the love of her life from her home town. In this episode she was completely gaga over Justin Gabriel. We start the episode with my favorite WWE star Jerry, (Kevin’s Edit: For those of you in the dark, that’s her nickname for Chris Jericho. She even rewound the scene to watch it a second time.) talking to Eva Marie and Jojo as Justin Gabriel does push-ups along the wall. To me this guy looks like a total douche, but Jojo is just in awe of him. I was totally disappointed that Jerry only had a small role in this scene, but any sighting of Jerry is totally worth it.

Eva Marie and Jojo decide to have an apartment warming party and invite people over and Jojo invites Justin Gabriel over. Eva Marie thinks Jojo is moving too fast and doesn’t believe she should be so into him. Which I agree. I was impressed that Eva Marie wore her engagement ring the entire time in this episode. I found it hilarious that Eva Marie and Jojo are having an apartment warming party with plastic cups and cheap wine. (KE: My woman never threw a college party. I threw plenty of parties with cups and cheap ass beer. We weren’t classy enough for wine.)

At the apartment warming party, you have Trinity, Jon, Ariane, Brie, Nikki, TJ, Nattie and I think that was it. Here is where Nattie confides in Nikki and tells her that TJ is her one and only, I mean, one and only, which is very commendable in today’s society. (KE: Nattie claimed TJ had only been with her too. It might be commendable but it’s really stupid.) Nattie though also confides that she keeps getting text messages from a guy back home and we have the flashbacks of her dinner and him telling her she shouldn’t marry TJ.

I forgot, Jojo and Justin go outside on the balcony and make out where everyone is watching and Trinity tells someone to get out of the way cause she can’t see. Kevin looked up Justin’s age, he’s 32 and she’s 19. (KE: I expected him to be in his mid to late twenties.) I have an issue with that age difference (KE: No you don’t you cradle robber.) as she is so young and inexperienced and he’s a WWE wrestler and single for a reason. The two go to dinner where when offered wine, she looked embarrassed that she can’t order and Justin says, oh that’s right, you’re under age. That should have been a good clue as this isn’t going to work out. She said they had great conversation, which I totally didn’t agree. I have a better conversation with dirt. She then said she had a rabbit. Um, I said, OMG, why is she talking about a vibrator! And then we see a picture of a rabbit on her phone. OMG, she has a real rabbit which she asks for a to-go box for her rabbit. I just have to shake my head on that one. (KE: I’m glad your mind is in the gutter, lady.)

There is a funny scene with Nikki and John Cena as they are looking for a gift and Nikki whispers to John that TJ is Nattie’s first and John just looks at her like, how do you want me to respond. Kevin believes they are really making John out to be this great boyfriend. (KE: Don’t put words in my mouth lady. I said they make him look good. His reactions to anything Nikki does are close to priceless.) I still don’t like him, but did agree that his Tao of Pooh really seems to be working for him in this Total Diva’s story line. Nikki comments that her family would be so happy if she would have been more like Nattie and John responds with ‘Is this where I should ask for a number?” ha ha

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