Very seldomly do I post negative things on here. Maybe it's the dreary weather, or maybe it's the fact I'm behind on my weight loss goals. At any rate, yesterday I tried a beer that I really, truly, honestly, thought about giving back to the bartender.
To set the scene, I was at a "Tweet-up". For those of you who don't know what that is, it is when a bunch of people on Twitter, some of whom have never met before, all meet in a given place at a certain time, to discuss a common subject. Because this is Craft Beer Week in Saint Louis, some of the local beer geeks and food bloggers all met at the Bridge (new spot- 10th and Locust, check it out) to talk about beer.
I tried the Schlafly Organic Pale Cask Ale (or something like that)- a beer straight from cask that has less carbonation than normal. I really liked it. After that, the mistake was made. I overheard someone talking about the New Holland Envious. "What the heck, I guess I'll give it a try. These guys know about beer" was my thought. Upon trying it, my initial response was that it tasted just like grape soda. Bill Burge tried it as well, and concurred. It just had a weird mouth-feel to it that I didn't enjoy. I looked it up on the New Holland Website, and it seems that they use pears and raspberries to create a secondary fermentation, and add tartness to it. Kind of like the ugly kid in class, or the little girl who is terrible at the clarinet, I'm sure there's someone that is really proud of this beer. For me, I'll stick with my Guinness.
Have a great day, drink something good.