#SippyTimeBeer Review – @FoundersBrewing, @JackieOsBrewery and @KonaBrewingCo

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing CompanyBreakfast Stout – This beer comes from what is becoming one of my favorite breweries. They are located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This beer is seasonal so I must have grabbed it when it first came in October. It runs through February. It is not a cheap beer which is why I took my time to enjoy this beer. It is the best oatmeal stout I have ever had. It’s thick, it’s got some bitter coffee notes along with the usual offsetting chocolate and enough oats to make you think you’ve had breakfast. Much like the child on their label, this beer is so good I could have it for breakfast. It’d be perfect on Cap’N Crunch. They have a handy dandy tool on the website that you can punch in your zip code and find out if it’s sold in your area. If you like stouts, buy it. It’s worth every last penny.

Jackie O’s BreweryFirefly Amber – This brewery is out of Athens, OH and doesn’t have a large distribution area but because I’ve been told it’s a great brewery, I keep trying their beers. Amber Ales are usually my favorite but this one was just okay. Their own description calls this a gateway beer to drinking craft beers which might be my problem with it. I like more malt in my ambers than they provide since I enjoy Eliot Ness so much from Great Lakes Brewing s that’s another strike against it. The beer is worth grabbing on a night out but I wouldn’t buy a six pack again.

Kona Brewing CompanyWailua Wheat – This beer could be called a summer beer. Considering that I drank it three months ago, it was summer. If Jackie O’s was trying for a perfect craft beer to introduce to new drinkers, Kona nailed it. Wailua Wheat is like your average Bud Light, Miller Lite or Coors Light except with taste. It’s fresh and crisp. Kona adds passion fruit to add a citrus note to the beverage but I didn’t taste that very much. This beer is an excellent choice if you don’t want a heavy beer. Luckily, Kona is distributed in quite a few states so go out and grab some for yourself.

If you do like beers, you’ve probably got at least a couple of growlers sitting around. I have five myself. In case you were wondering how to properly clean them, here’s a helpful video. Remember to hop on Instagram, follow me @difrango11 and hash tag #SippyTimeBeer. – Kevin

Stunt Granny Audio #236


Yes you are seeing it right, Stunt Granny is providing you with another podcast/audio this week. What is the special occasion? Well, one of our members went to see Mick Foley perform at the Charlotte Comedy Zone. Yep, Jeremy continues his new adventures in the big city as he took in a night of stories, laughs and introspection. Mick provided the laughs and stories and the crowd caused Jeremy to take a hard look at himself. What conclusion did he come to? How did his life change from this night? He also shares his views on Mick’s material and, spoiler, they are mostly positive. What caused the most groans? How did Jeremy’s show compare to a show earlier in the year that Kevin attended? What did Jeremy immediately notice about Mick? What question would Jeremy have asked Mick if all of the wrestling geniuses in the room hadn’t jumped on the opportunity? So give it a listen.

Russian Propaganda Is Hilarious

A Russian reporter by the name of Dmitry Chesnokov, who translates for Yahoo!’s Puck Daddy blog, tweeted this video for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Propaganda usually evokes a more sinister idea behind it so you could call this an advertisement, but either way it’s hilarious. Current Russian hockey players like Ilya Kovalchuk, Evgeni Malkin and Alexander Ovechkin join legends like Pavel Bure to sing a song for the upcoming Winter Olympics. They splice in old video from the propaganda era along with more current videos. It’s fantastic.

If that isn’t quite your speed, enjoy this ridiculous goal that was scored on Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo last night during their game with the San Jose Sharks. Joe Thornton doesn’t deserve to be credited with this goal but they all count. I’m still waiting for his four goal game when he pulls out his rooster and strokes it on the ice. – Kevin

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