Phil, also known as "The Ferm" on his Dos Beerigos blog, back at South Florida Social Media Beer Extravaganza 1 in February. Volume 2 is coming up in less than two weeks, so keep an eye on this guy! Until then...
New England Brewing Company - Sea Hag IPA & Love Bugs
Well if you know anything about me (most don't know much besides the fact that I love beer), you would know that I grew up a HUGE University of Florida Gator fan. Well now-a-days I can't wait to find a reason to blame something on the school. No it has nothing to do with me not getting accepted to the university, I didn't even apply, cause I didn't care to go. This said today I have to thank The University of Florida for alleged creation of the most annoying living thing in the state of Florida. No, not Tim Tebow...he is now in Colorado. I am talking about Plecia nearctica, or commonly known as the "Love Bug".
Yep, the scum of all insects was supposedly created by someone at the University of Florida. The urban (and that's not Meyer) legend is that the insect was created from manipulating DNA with hopes to control mosquito populations in the state. Yah well if that was true this would have been great, but nooooo it didn't work out that way. Ok, so maybe UF wasn't playing "God" one day and they didn't create this pest of a flying insect. Fact of the matter is that no one really cares about this bug because it doesn't benefit anything in the cycle of life. The only thing these annoying bugs do is litter my car with their guts. Yep, I think they are secretly trying to attack all cars within a 30 mile radius of Hwy 60.
That felt GREAT!!!!
Tonight I am drinking Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Company. Oh yeah beer from a can, what is more blue collar then beer from a can?!? Seriously I am thinking that all beers should move to can, if not for the benefits of keeping the beer fresh longer, then for the cool factor. Who doesn't love drinking beer from a can, and when it is better beer then it's just down right awesome! This beer pours dark orange in color and has a nice white head to it. a subtle amount of hops comes across in the nose, but then is masked by a sweet malt smell. The beer honestly smells bigger than it is. The initial taste is hoppy up front with an earthy note on the back-end, almost like dirt. Easy enough to drink though. The art on the can is pretty cool it sort-a reminds me of the time (not too long ago) that I was big into Anime....yep it was a high point in my life! Anyways beer in a can is better than beer in a bottle and that's my opinion, in fact I have contacted the Monk's at Westvleteren in Belgium, and they promised me that Westy 12 will be in can only now, because I said it would travel better, last longer, recycle cleaner, and shit it is just cooler looking!