20 March 2009
Today we featured the three P's of beer. Pineapple, Passion Fruit and Pizza. Now I know this may sound like a dollar store pack of lip gloss or exotic massage oils but it's not. I also know the quantity-beer lovers are thinking a whole different thing when I say three P's, and it has a lot to do with breaking the seal or running behind a tree...but again it's not.
Apparently even without his beer-luggage, Chip managed to smuggle back a bottle of Mama-Mia's Pizza beer from the exotic port of Pittsburgh, a bottle of Voodoo Love Child (with Passion Fruit) from Meadeville, and in his belly, a Pineapple beer from Monroeville. It was of course very entertaining to hear the chatter, especially Ruthie's cry of foul at the Pizza Beer. Now I've had a Love Child, and even a pineapple lambic....but not Pizza Beer so without having tried it, my knee-jerk reaction would be the same as Ruthie's...That's Just Wrong.
When we hit the beer of the day I thought to myself we just went from three P's to a fourth when I heard Genesee. As John said, most of my high school...uh...wait make that...uh....College...uh...maybe like later in College would be better....(damn lawyers)..well in any case...my memories of Genesee going back to when I was legally allowed to drink it...all involved hiding the Genesee and running into the woods. It was cheap, available and easy to run with...all the things I wanted in a beer. Of course back then you couldn't leave any evidence, so genny was consumed in full case quantities, so I remember very little about the flavor, at least not when it went down the first time.....BUT...
Genesee Bock is not a bad beer. I've tasted this little guy and I'd have to agree with the boys that it's an easy drinking bock beer. I'd have to disagree with the guys that I actually LIKE the label...but then again I'm a big fan of green. I probably wouldn't buy a case of Genny Bock, and it certainly would not be my first choice if I were choosing a bock...but it's not a bad brew, especially for the price.
To end, I just wanted to thank John for passing on the info about the Stegmaier experimental Oak Aged Holiday Warmer to his listeners. For anyone that didn't see it yet, the last keg of the season is on tap at the Anthracite Cafe. For anyone that hasn't tasted this stuff...it's a great little oak aged warmer from the wonderful brewing staff at Lion...but more importantly it's a wonderful gesture from Lion as they move toward more and more interesting craft beer offerings.
Cheers, Happy Spring and may your eggs all stand on their ends today...
Clicky HERE to listen to the podcast--Choose Genesee Bock and be sure to listen to the last 10 seconds of the show ;)