I want to like their line of Beers. I really do. I buy them every once in awhile hoping to enjoy them. Then about 3 beers in I get the worst headache. They usually don't taste bad (although I've had some that taste shitty), but the headaches I get are like drinking Mickeys to me.
Beer name: Anchor Steam Summer Ale Country of origin: San Francisco, California, good ol' US of A Style: American Pale Wheat Ale Alcohol %: 4.6% Tastes like:It was sweet brew and not very bitter with the pilsner. Semi sweet and bready overall taste. It had almost too much of a "wheaty" taste to it, and maybe that was what I didn't care for. Also had a little bit of a lasting aftertaste that I did not enjoy.
Thoughts: Meh. I was expecting something a little better than this offering of Summer fare from Anchor Steam. The original Anchor Steam is a wonderful beer and is one of my all time favorites. While this is not a bad tasting beer, I know I most likely set the bar so high that it failed to meet my expectations.
Buy It Again?: No, I probably will pass at the chance to buy another six pack of Summer Beer. I love Anchor Steam, so I will either get their original line or their Liberty Ale.
That's nothing new. Jim Rome has been doing that since he started.
Steve Elkington.... shooting wild game.... while watching golf... ON HIS COUCH!!
Imagine this.... you're a deer... you're grazing on some plantlife... BAM! ... Elk comes out, drags him in... skins him, cleans him, cooks him... dinner on the table before they hit the back nine.
Steve Freaking Elkington... hunting big game... from his living room couch.
I'm not a hunter, but if I was... I'd hunt from my living room couch, too.... love Elk. One of the top 5 interviews in Jungle history, hands down.
Elk... watching Phil at Torrey Pines... shanking one into the trees... "oh hey, there's a deer," crack the door, BOOM! Done!
What kind of badass do you have to be... to bag wild game... through a crack in the back door... of. your. house? ... Elk's like, "No big deal, mate."
Why don't we have Steve Elkington... open up shop... on a mountain... in Pakistan... and take out Bin Laden? ... Give him a door... give him his bow... one arrow's all he'll need, right? ... Maybe... set up a door, so he'll have something to aim through?
Steve Freaking Elkington... taking out wild game... like he's Crocodile Dundee.
I read an article about this beer last week in the LA Times. Tactical Nuclear Penguin is the strongest beer on the market, in fact, it's the strongest beer ever brewed. Check out their website and watch the video. Basically they took their beer and kept on freezing it. The freezing process separated the alcohol from the water content and kept rebrewing it. Thus creating some type of Super Beer, which costs roughly $53 a bottle. Also they only brewed 500 bottles total. I would love to try this beer, but I'm sure they've already sold out.
Awesome! I'm glad you liked it! Tsingtao is a good chinese beer, but it's nothing special, and it doesn't really stand out from the typical japanese beers either like sapporo or asahi. But it is good when you're eating a spicy food like thai or chinese. It reminds me of the chinese knock off version of a Becks or closely bordering heineken.
It's funny you mentioned the Holy Grail beer. I did hit my normal spot to find some really cool beers, but they did not have the holy grail beer this time! I asked them and they said they didn't get the shipment yet. That's probably retail-talk for "fuck off, it's in the back, but I'm not getting it yet."
I will put up another review hopefully this friday night, as I do not have to work this Saturday(usually 1st and 3rd of every month).