To quote Andy, "You, me, bar, beers, buzzed, wings, shots, drunk, waitresses, hot, football, Cornell-Hofstra, slaughter, then quick nap at my place and then we hit the tizzown."
Look. Just yesterday I told you to "Mark My Words" on a Cornell basketball victory today. Of course they destroyed Temple in an awesome upset. Hopefully that will put a smile on the students' faces there, as there has been a rash of suicides this school year. Back in 1994, the year I graduated, Cornell got the label of "suicide school", but this year is ridiculous.
So I'm celebrating the Big Red (Bears, sometimes) victory with a Big Red (Imperial Red Ale). I think it's officially just "Big Red" but when we need a mascot or something to taunt the visiting team, they dress up a bear to do it. Here is the story of the real bear these dudes used a hundred years ago.
Tonight I'm drinking Big Red Imperial Red Ale brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Company in Lakewood, New York. Nice bottle, striking red, with a tractor seemingly in 3-D on it. The label says "FUELED BY CREATIVITY & IMAGINATION" then goes on to tell a story about good old reliable Hallertau hops.
Malty caramel and spicy aroma with a very distinct hoppiness. Flavors start out with sweet caramel and a spicy black pepper kick. Nicely balanced. A little toasty and a little fruity at the same time. You will notice the 9% alcohol on the back side, but not too much, just in a drying role. There is a light metallic flavor too before you finish with a touch of bitterness. Medium body and low to medium carbonation. Very flavorful. Another good beer from this brewery!
Cornell Big Red The Game Classic Bar Adjustable Cap
Carry On -- Chris Cornell
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