If you've ever been to this website before, you probably noticed a lot of changes to the way it looks. You may even wonder if it's the same blog--of course, that is, until you get a taste of the typical sarcasm.
Apparently I was using a "Classic Template" in Blogger and that allowed me to either become an HTML guru, rely on genius friends or just drink and be happy. But those genius friends started being less genius and talking about gadgets and how easy everything is. But I swear I clicked every single option possible in that classic template and found nothing. So I finally put down the bottle, did some Google searches, and watched a 1:30 video on YouTube that told me I needed to upgrade to a new template. Voila, here it is. I should've done that earlier on and not suffered like the time I tried to put together my son's tricycle without the instructions.
So now, you can see a decent posting archive and can subscribe to receive email updates down the right-hand side. And even a blog search box at the top. Read on, fellow beerites.
On to what's important. In a nearly complete reversal of my Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout from yesterday, I bring you Peroni Nastro Azzurro, a lager brewed by SpA Birra Peroni in Rome, Italy. Apparently, this brand became part of the SABMiller family in 2003. What a shocker!
The only other times I remember having this beer are when I lived in New York and went out a few times to some decent restaurants in Little Italy. I couldn't name one of those restaurants, but I remember getting ripped off on the bill with one of them charging like $100 for the seafood appetizer; and in another, a guy playing the accordion wouldn't leave us the hell alone. But I did have beer, so all was good.
This beer has a really unique flavor. The label says it has "an unmistakable touch of Italian style" so that could be it. I am pretty sure that is a load of marketing BS, but I can't quite put my palate on it. Very refreshing, clean taste. The flavors last in your mouth for a long time. Well, I do like it. Is it memorable? Probably. A favorite? I will not go that far. Worth a taste here and there, which is about every decade or so for me at this point, considering the last time I had it.