The grocery store has its time and its place. Buying meat? You got it. Stocking up on tortilla chips? No doubt. Securing the peppers and tomatoes necessary to make my not-quite-yet-world-famous homemade salsa? You bet! Buying beer? Whoa there, slugger. Let’s get one thing straight here: when it comes time to stock your “Important Football Game” party with beer, you’ve got no business heading into the Piggly Wiggly. I don’t care that they’ve got some kind of fancy display set up. Stay away! Be sure to visit your local liquor store prior to game day — since that’s a Sunday — and pick up some good stuff. What will The Thirsty Beagle be drinking, you ask? Considering I’ll be celebrating the “Important Football Game” at the home of a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan and likely enjoying some fine, spicy Cajun offerings, I’m thinking a couple or three bottles of Sundown Wheat will do the trick. Yes, I know Sundown Wheat only comes in 22 oz. bottles. I’ll be sharing, so don’t worry about me.
Meanwhile, in other beer news…
-Here’s a video breakdown of Choc’s Basement Batch.
-Bier Magazine posted its February Bier Garden Girl of the month.
-Mustang Brewing has revealed on Twitter that they plan to announce a brewery location this month.
-COOP recently put its 2010 batch of Oak Aged Imperial Stout into casks. Proof available here.