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A Guy Walks Into a Bar: Happy New Beer!!!

20 Jan

New Year, New Beer!

BY:  guest-blogger Brian (part-time beer afficionado/full-time drinking partner) 

I know this post is like a month late but I’ve been busy drinking, gambling, and playing in the snow.  Forgive me.  
Anyways, for an avid beer drinker such as myself, champagne is somewhat of a foreign topic to me.  Generally, when  I shop for champagne I just  just buy whatever bottle (in my price range) looks the classiest.  We’re just going to be toasting with it one time anyways, so what does it matter?  

Well apparently the marketing wizards at Sam Adams had me in mind with their latest blend; Infinium.

Sam Adams Infinium is a unique blend of champagne and beer.  They describe it as “A groundbreaking brew, made with only the four traditional ingredients: malted barley, hops, water and yeast.  Infinium is a crisp champagne-like beer with fine bubbles and a fruity, spicy aroma. The crisp clean malt character and delicate fruit notes in this beer are complemented by a slight citrus flavor from dry hopping with Bavarian Noble hops. Bottle conditioning adds another layer of complexity and light spice notes.”

 

Like I said, marketing WIZARDS!  So me and my “panel of experts” decided to give this new brew a shot.  The general consensus of my 3-person tasting panel was that it was pretty good.  Ironically, I happpened to be the lone drinker who did not agree with this sentiment so here’s my take on Infinium.

Pros:  Lots of flavor    

Cons: Too carbonated, not much different than your average Sam Adams brew, dry hoppiness (I swear that’s a word)

TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY?:  Personally, I won’t be running out to buy Infinium anytime soon.  However, if you know you’ve got a fellow bro’s birthdays coming up, you might want to check it out.  

BEER ‘N’ GEAR 5K RECAP

30 Nov

Mews Tavern Beer and Gear 5K Recap: Blogger Brian

Last weekend I volunteered at the Mews Tavern Annual Beer and Gear 5K

 This event was the 11th annual 5k held to raise money for RI Special Olympics.  This 5k is unlike any other because one simple fact: It’s hosted by a bar.

The Mews Tavern along with local brewers (Sam Adams and Newport Storm to name a few) provides free beer and food to all the runners before and after the race.  This unique aspect of the event attracts runners from all over the northeast to the race.  This year over 1500 people ran in the race. For final race results click here

To help raise money for Special Olympics, the Tavern also holds a raffle for various items after the race.  Ticket sheets cost 20 dollars and all of the proceeds went to Special Olympics.  The raffle items were donated by local businesses and included “gear” such as a mountain bike, a snowboard, a winter surfing setup, and various alcohol related promotional items.  Through ticket sales, the tavern was able to raise over $5,000 for the Special Olympics.

I was hoping to win one of these coolers for my apartment....

The 5k was a great event and it helped raise a lot of money for Special Olympics.  The runners’ dedication certainly inspired me to get running again and shed some more of that beer weight.  This event proved to me that YES, you can be healthy and still drink like a man.  Proof: I saw some of the sub 20- minute finishers run straight from the finish line to the kegs.