Tuesday, April 6, 2010

422 Pale Wheat Ale

Tonight I'm drinking 422 Pale Wheat Ale brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Company in Lakewood, New York. Not being a cool guy in the know, I had no clue whether the 422 was a drug reference or a date or something else. Turns out that is Earth Day, first celebrated before I was born in 1970. The label says to "MAKE EVERYDAY EARTH DAY". Also in the background under the beer name are hundreds of  "simple ways to be greener". Of course you can read, "Let the rain wash your car" and "Rollerskate" but the rest must not be as good of suggestions because they are mostly covered. Either that, or I interpreted it all wrong!

I've been to a few Earth Day celebrations. The most memorable was my first or second year in college (think early 90's on liberal Cornell University campus). All the chicks with hairy armpits were doing it, so why the hell not? And both of my roommates were Environmental Sciences majors--they could name every single plant in the universe in Latin. Anyway, there were a few bands and some food, and I'm pretty sure I scored a Jon Secada CD that day! This year, someone remind me on 4/22 and I'll be sure to do something, no matter how small, to be green. I promise (with reminder only)!

Lemony citrus with some herbal components for an aroma. Not too powerful but pretty nice. Starts sweet, a little fruity. Then plenty of wheat and grainy flavors along with a dirty texture say hello. I don't mean to make that sound terrible, it's just the deal here. Toasty, a little spicy. Dry finish and medicinal aftertaste are the worst aspects of this beer. Not too bad, but just average. It seems that Southern Tier is a very smart brewery, touting their great stuff in their superbly decorated big 22 bottles, and then putting the rest in 12's. Of course that's just one of my many opinions!

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Dr Seuss, The Lorax Project Little Books, 24 per Display (67799)

Citizen Women's Eco-Drive Leather Watch #EW1270-06A

1 comment:

Michael Jurewicz said...

I really didn't care for this one too much but I have to say I enjoyed their IPA and Phin and Matt's that are in the 12 oz bottles.