Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sweetwater Blue

Jesus Christ! You know what bothers me? Well, a bunch of things. But what is with people that write Xmas? Are they just too fucking lazy to write Christ? Are they so anti-Christ that it hurts to write or see the word? Maybe they are the antichrist!

Now this has been going on forever, at least forever in my 30 years of noticing. But I just saw a Twitter comment using it. Of course, to give the benefit of the doubt, I counted how many characters the person used. Nope, not even near the 140 threshold that would have even given this tweeter a glimpse of rationalization for removing Christ from his own birthday.

OK. Beer time! So I've had their "Marijuana Beer" and quite surprisingly to me, a lot of you readers here are pot growers, smokers and/or enthusiasts (considering the products you purchased via the Amazon affiliate links under that posting. Thanks, if I don't say it enough!) Anyway, I'm going back to Sweetwater today.

Considering the really big, heavy duty beers I've had over the past few weeks, I decided I needed to lighten things up a bit. Today I'm drinking Sweetwater Blue brewed by Sweetwater Brewing Company in Atlanta, Georgia. This beer has blueberries in it! The only other blueberry beer I remember drinking was this guy, which was decent.

The aroma is grainy with blueberry, not too strong. Big blueberry flavors up front, lightly sweet. Some grainy, bready and malty flavors also show through. After a few sips, the blueberry flavoring takes on a little weird and fake annoyingness. I mean, I love blueberries, but these flavors are not representative of them. The medium-upper level carbonation is sharp and all over your mouth as well, a bit overdone. Drier finish, berry aftertaste. I don't know, just skip this beer!

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bunny said...

By far, Blue is my least favorite of the Sweetwater brews. My all-time fave is Sweet Georgia Brown, which you could not buy on off-tap for years, but is now readily available in 6-packs. Yum.

Beer Drinker said...

Hey Bunny. Yes, Blue wasn't the way to go. And I'm going to put Sweet Georgia Brown on my list--I have some friends and family that hit Atlanta once in a while.

bunny said...

Dude, if your fams/friends won't do you right, let me know and I can arrange some interstate transport of suds.

Beer Drinker said...

Thanks, Bunny. I might need to wait a month or two, but they should come through. That's how I got this one and a handful of others in the first place. But I've got you down, just in case.