Sunday, January 20, 2008

Nitro Balls

God I love those little plastic balls they put in cans of Beamish and Guinness that release carbonation into the drink! Incidentally, the can of Beamish I'm drinking calls it a "floating widget." I guess that's a technical term. When you open a can, the change in pressure causes the carbonation to come spewing out of the floating widget. I love the noise those things make. It sounds like the distant chirping of a bird...or more appropriately, it sounds like the chirping a panicking bird would make if you held it's head just below water level in a bird bath. Hmm, now I don't enjoy it quite so much.

Enough about nitro balls...

Jeez have we got a lot of stout to drink around the house. Now, don't get me wrong. I enjoy stouts. But I also enjoy other styles. We've got so many dang stouts lurking about, I don't think we have any room for other beers. I guess that's a good problem to have, huh? If I'd get off my ass and drink a few and stop bitching about it I could solve my own problem.

Due to some principles that got in the way of a good time, Kris and I aren't going to Winterfest this year. I just didn't enjoy it all that much last year. I don't know what exactly it was, but the location didn't do much for me and I thought there was too much emphasis on food and music. I hope I don't regret it. If we can get a few friends together to go bar hopping, then I don't think I will. The current hope is that we can rent a limo or bus to haul our drunk butts around. None of us are ambitious (or stupid) enough to even ask if the Pedal Pub is available. Maybe this summer...


  1. This summer we should do a MNBeer PedalPub adventure!

  2. Absolutely! Or even late Spring. If I'm going to have to work that hard for my beer, I'd like a cool breeze to help cool me off.

  3. Your idea intrigues me, how may I subscribe to your newsletter?