#SippyTimeBeer Suggestions For Memorial Day

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I figured I’d try something a little bit different for this coming weekend. I have probably drank these beers at some point or another but I’m not going to do a full review of any of these beers. Just suggestions for what to do with your extra long weekend.

Columbus Brewing CompanySummer Teeth – I feel like CBC has more beers but after looking through their website they only have five beers. Their year round beers are a pale ale, which I drink frequently, and IPA, which is solid. Summer Teeth is only available April through August so I make sure I get my fair share. It is considered a kellerbier which is a Bavarian style. It reminds me of a hefeweizen without the bananas or spices. It’s a crisp cool beer perfect on a summer day.

Great Lakes Brewing CompanyLake Erie Monster – Let’s say that you’ve had a bad start to the year. It’s your first long weekend of the year and you really want to get shit canned to start the summer because you have plenty of time to recover for work. Lake Erie Monster is just the beer for you then. It has a 9.1% ABV and only comes in a four pack because it is so potent. It’s an Imperial India Pale Ale and I really like it. Monster isn’t as hoppy as Commodore Perry, which is their year round IPA. The upside to this selection is that GBLC just expanded their coverage in Pennsylvania.

Victory Brewing CompanySummer Love Ale – How could I not select one of their beers when I used one of their posters? This company out of Philadelphia has made several tasty beers that I’ve reviewed already. This beer is the only one on my list that I haven’t tried. It looks like another crisp, clean ale.

What I’m Going To Drink This Weekend

Zauber GrowlersI picked up a couple of growlers from my favorite Cbus brewer, Zauber Brewing Company. I reviewed their Vertigo about a month ago. My favorite beverage from them though is their Buxom Blonde which is on the far side of the picture. It’s a Belgian Abby style of beer. It’s really clean with just a hint of fruit. It has a little less fruit than a hefeweizen and it also doesn’t have the spice but they are similar styles. The near growler contains Stodgy Brown, a German Alt beer. It’s an old style that is not made much now and predates even lagers, at least according to Zauber. I haven’t had this one as recently but I thought it was a bigger change of pace than grabbing their Magnum. The mouth feel is more like a thin porter because it has hints of that and stout but it drinks more like a lager. I may not mention what I think of their taste during tonight’s Penguins game but check in on my Twitter & Instagram (@difrango11) for more insight into the tastes of these beers.

Go out to your local brewer, even if it’s not fifteen minutes from your house, grab a great beer and enjoy your grilling this Memorial Day weekend. -Kevin

Kevin’s Blog: Almost Live, Definitely Half Assed Review of Raw

I was watching the Home Run Derby. This is a Kentucky Derby hat. Much more attractive picture even if Prince Fielder's beard is awesomeness.

Yeah, aw recorded for me while I was scarfing down dry rubbed wings at the Winking Lizard. I also had Thirsty Dog Whippet Wheat and Columbus Brewing Company Summer Teeth for #SippyTimeBeers. Jeremy gave me a “spoiler” in terms of what happens. It’ll be interesting to see if I agree with him when I hear the promo. Time for the review.

CM Punk gets to kick things off. He looks like he wants to molest someone with that mustache. I tweet and half pay attention to Punk’s recap. Lots of cheers. I already can’t wait until he comes back. Punk gets to finish on the Kiss My Ass Club line before Cena interrupts. Punk still getting lots of cheers. They’ve sold me on the PPV already. I have to blog it. Actually live, or mostly live. The dogs will need walked at some point. Jeremy was right. Cena delivered before the interruption by the Raw GM. If he said it, it must be convincing. I’ve defended Cena for a long time, only finally giving up a couple of months ago. He restored my faith some. Jeremy asked if Punk to Cena could be Benoit to the Rock. Only time will truly tell but Cena has had to go against the Rock recently and now Punk. He’s in above his head and if he truly cares about wrestling like he said in Australia, Cena will step it up on the mic.

Cena has to take on McGillicutty & Otunga. We all know that 1 is always better than 2 in wrestling. Duh. I’m going to miss hearing Killswitch Engage every week.

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