Friday, March 13, 2009
the Regular Guy has the beers
(Penny, Spokesmodel for the Regular Guy)
Been awhile since the Regular Guy (me) has done a beer review. I was at the beer store last week getting a monstrous case of Guinness (its March you know) and I asked the rather nice family who own the beer store if Guinness was going on sale and YES it is, Saturday the 14th. So I promised to come back, obviously, and grabbed some treats off the shelves to tide me over.
My pal KC told me that when going with the decaf, or the fake beers, which sometimes you want to have 'cause you're driving or simply because you are, like me, a total lightweight and one or 2 drinks is enough. So, KC told me that O'Doul's Amber, by Bud, was good, and I have tried many, and oh my. She is right. It is a good beer, just happens to be fake. A+ for this guy in its category.
But then I had the Southern Tier Porter. I read recently that dark beers are twice as good for your heart as light colored beers, and I am sold---dark beers it shall be. I havn't had a porter in awhile, but they are dark--if I remember correctly, not a stout but just an extra-dark brown, and I love brown ales. Porters, from what I understand, were a robust style developed and brewed for the muscular and hard working----PORTERS! The guy who can pick up your 300 pound steamer trunk!
Anyway, Southern Tier is a local NY beer and they're all good from this company, and this porter is magnificent. Chocolatey, not burnt tasting like some stouts, foamy and the Regular Guy gives it an A+.
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 6:19 PM