Thursday, September 30, 2010

Left Hand Oktoberfest

One of my online friends who I hadn't spoken with in a while randomly asked me one day last week if I planned on changing my header here. I played along and asked why. That is when she told me that the puke green header I have now "offends" her. I wasn't offended by her typical blunt comment, but it did get me thinking. After five minutes of thinking, she had already designed two new headers to replace what I have now, and she was already bugging me to put them in immediately.

Back to the thinking part. I already knew she was right, but I have always believed that having unique and quality content is better than spending time putting sparkle on a piece of shit. Well, the time has come to balance that out again with some upgrades. I have over 700 posts and as one of my coworkers said, an "amateur" appearance. So over the next few weeks I plan on doing some work behind the scenes to project more professionalism. Pray for me that I don't fuck this up! Shiny Ferrari, here I come!

Today I'm drinking Left Hand Oktoberfest, a Marzen brewed by Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont, Colorado. I first drank this beer last year on my birthday (write it down) while discussing my trip to Andres Carne de Res in Bogota. Matching my intentions for this website, Left Hand did a major face-lift for their label designs. A mega improvement, I must say! This bottle depicts some mythical dragon-lion-beast with large fangs. Design by Moxie Sozo and Art by Charles Bloom. The bottle says it's MALT LIQUOR. Bottled on 71310.

Malty aroma with orange and tea and bread. Malty sweet flavors are at the forefront as well. Caramel and bread and a honey-flavored consistency, if you get what I mean. Very fruity as well, like pears and apples that are past their prime, almost to a cider state. That was a bit strange. Sweet was then challenged by a slight bitterness and giant spicy nutmeg and vanilla components. A bit all over the place. Strange fruit and that overdone spiciness are what killed this for me. Didn't particularly enjoy this at all.

Oktoberfest Hat With Braids

AXL Badwater SRO Left Hand Electric Guitar, Antique Brown

Invicta Men's 2772 Force Collection Lefty Terra Military Watch


Deray said...

As long as you don't use black background with white writing!

You should try that other Oktoberfest beer I drank, I still have 1 or 2 at my place because I didn't like it much :P

Beer Drinker Rob said...

I would never do that. My boss has a fit about that exact scenario about once a month. Not that he's reading...