Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dirty Bastard

Everyone knows what the worst part about vacationing with your extended family is right? No, it's not the cleaning up after the slobs or sharing the washer in the rented house, or paying too much out at dinner one night. It's not the snoring or the crying babies and especially not the drinking.

The worst part happens when your two younger brothers expect you to exercise and go running with them while you'd just as soon watch TV or sleep in or start drinking a little earlier. But the guilt and ridicule is just too hard to overcome.

Next summer, we're gonna go it alone and I'll be sitting my ass in some jacuzzi!

Tonight I'm drinking Dirty Bastard, a Scotch-Style Ale brewed by Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I had a brief conversation with the brewery today on Twitter, wondering out loud if I had to drive to NJ to get their beers (I brought this back from the vacation). They let me know that we'd have to wait in Florida, but that they distribute to Georgia, which is good timing considering my friend has a trip to Atlanta in a few weeks. Devil Dancer, here I come! Not sure about the weird dude with the hair net on the label. Perhaps some of you more creative readers can figure him out!

Bread, caramel and ripe fruit aroma. First sip, rich caramel, very smooth. There are also plenty of dark cherries, raisins and fig newtons (the other dark fruit) to taste. A warming hit of the 8.5% alcohol collides with some bitterness from the 50 IBU's (625 Marie's). Hoppy lemon rind but not obnoxious; actually a pretty balanced beer, but the booze flavors do return to try to rock the boat, especially toward the end. Medium body and OK carbonation. Nice flavors, and though I am not in love with this style, you should try this given the chance. S. FL pals--you will get your chance in two weeks--I have two more bottles!

Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version ~ Ol Dirty Bastard

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marie said...

That's a lot of Maries - can you handle it???!

Beer Drinker Rob said...

I like up around 1200 Maries

marie said...

yeah, any more than that is just gluttony.

TJ Lubrano said...

Noooo they made you run around?! On a holiday you need to chill nothing! And only be active if you want to be active *sigh* how rude. oh and that dude is waaaaaaaay to buffed. It's just scary.

Really. it is.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Wow, I'm glad you said that guy is too buffed. I don't quite have that physique. Running for no other purpose sucks. I mean if you're playing basketball or even God forbid soccer or worse, running from an attacker, fine. But running to run, NO!