My after-college housemates had a friend they went to high school with and her husband that we sporadically partied with. These two were basically professional students, having some interesting side jobs to supplement their incomes in the meantime. Cool (and responsible) people, too. The one expense they didn't need to worry about was rent or mortgage. You see, they landed this gig house-sitting for an ultra-rich European family and their home in Greenwich, Connecticut. And they NEVER visited. Must be nice. Now if you are not familiar with Greenwich, think rich and big. (My son was actually born at Greenwich Hospital, and let me tell you that it's like a country club). And this house was in the neighborhood of Tommy Hilfiger and his family. How do I know that? Well, as this couple tells the story, one Sunday they were sitting around in their sweats doing nothing when Tommy and his daughter knocked on the door. They were selling holiday wrapping paper for her school fundraiser. How quaint. I can't remember if they bought any.
Well we also had a few parties there that were very fun. Even fun despite my housemate backing over a lamp post in the driveway and the same housemate knocking a beer bottle from a shelf into their very expensive porcelain sink, shattering it. Not my problem, but I still felt bad. But responsible housesitter didn't even come up with a lie that it was a perfume bottle or something else; nope, she told the truth and the problem got fixed and went away.
Today I am drinking New Grist Beer brewed by Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This beer is apparently made from Sorghum and Rice, so of course I did the logical thing and looked online to see what the hell Sorghum is. I guess it's one of the top five grains in the world. The other thing about this beer is that there is no wheat and no barley in it, just sorghum and rice for grains, unique.
New Grist Beer has interesting aromatics to it. Grainy and sweet, in a weird way. The flavors, well let me tell you the rest of the story. Slightly sweet, carbonated, earthy, dirty, a little fruity apple. If I stopped there, you might think I enjoyed this beer. Let me stop you. This beer is HORRIBLE! I dumped it down the sink and cracked open a Sam Adams to kill the flavors left behind--I am actually gargling right now. Funky, weird, bad flavors, not balanced, and an even worse aftertaste might prompt me to call Total Wine just to let them know they should not even sell this shit.
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