Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Stoudts Oktoberfest

In the aftermath of Halloween, there a still a few out there that can't let it go until next year. One of those people happened to be behind me on the way home from work today. Stopped at a red light, I looked in my rear-view mirror only to see a "Jason" hockey mask where the pine-tree freshener (or in the case of S. Florida, Cuban flag) is supposed to be, dangling from the mirror. I guess I could be wrong that this was a Halloween fan, but psychopathic murderer isn't an alternative that I prefer.

The whole thing reminded me of a summer back in Pennsylvania when we had to deal with "the guy with the knife". This punk from down the street walked around the woods for a few hot 90 degree months with a ski mask on, carrying a blaring boom-box and knife. Toward the end of his reign of the woods, he started to vandalize some of our property--you know stuff like Satanic shit carved on a bridge, tire swings cut down, fish ponds with no water and dead fish. Typical teenager stuff, right? Wrong. My mother called the state police and had them come, do interviews with us and Mr. Creepy. The kid's dad practically said they should lock him up or commit him, but things went back to normal after that. Except for his wench sisters ratcheting up their attitude with my brother and me. My odds have it 50:50 that they are in jail right now.

Today I'm drinking Stoudt's Oktoberfest brewed by Stoudt's Brewing Company in Adamstown, Pennsylvania. No new Victory beers, so this PA guy is a fill-in substitute warm up for Game 6 of the World Series tonight. Go Phils!

Hoppy aroma yet sweet. Malty with light caramel and nutty flavors to start things off, also sweet. But then some hops and citrus lemon and orange balance the beer out nicely. Medium body yet still crisp and refreshing. Good carbonation. Dry finish. This was a pretty good beer.

Tire Time Tire Swing

Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees Hockey Mask

Cuba Mini Flag with Fringe

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