Wasn't sure what I was going to drink tonight, if anything. I stopped at Whole Foods on the way home to take a look. After being spoiled for a few weeks by Total Wine & More, I realized that Whole Foods' selection is not that great and is quite a bit more expensive. So I didn't buy anything there.
But the funniest thing about my trip to Whole Foods today (besides the two chicks outside with hairy legs and armpits) was in their single bottle section. Some genius was showing off their Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA in the row right next to Pabst Blue Ribbon (sorry no link, although I've had it a million times). Someone who made a mixed six pack was surely in for a disappointing partial batch (hint: the PBR).
Endure with me one more story... I used to go along with my girlfriend at the time, say 20 years or so ago, when she needed to run the beer cart at the local country club. This one town clown would always ask for a beer. Since I was new, I asked him what kind. Then the lecture. There is only one beer--and then he told me--PBR. No kidding. And that's why people move out of small rural towns.
Finally the beer, which I did eventually get during a purchasing stop at Publix, buying some Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA. This is my fifth review of their beers. As you recall, I liked the Porter and Stout. Not so much the Unfiltered Wheat or the Celebration Ale.
This is a great beer. Very hoppy and a crisp taste that lasts for a long time on your palate. You can taste all kinds of citrusy bits exploding around your mouth. The aroma is delicious too. It's a refreshing beer that balances sweet and bitter nicely, and I think this would make a great beer on a hot summer afternoon.