So we’ve talked about session brews a few times in the past … usually a little less ABV so that you can enjoy more for longer, right?
Well that might not help you stay sober according to a cautionary write up, Why you still get drunk drinking “session” beers, by Joe Stange. It was a good read and delved a little bit more into the calculative math that plays a part in beer drinking. Sometimes not normally a topic that we spend the time considering when drinking.
Drink responsibly people, and cheers!
I know, I know … a day late this week, but will need to postpone tip posts from time to time. Let’s get to the tip, shall we?
Saw a nice write-up over at Lifehacker, How to Get Past the College Phase and Drink Alcohol Like an Adult by Eric Ravencraft. The article got me thinking that not everyone gets out of the college phase of drinking. Either because they are comfortable with what they learned there and/or possibly not very adventurous. Maybe they just never had an opportunity or knowledgeable acquaintances to help guide them into the world beyond Natty Light. And while those who visit this website probably do not need to read this article (I’m assuming we are all craft beer drinkers here), it does provide a little bit of insight into other suggested drinking habits.
Cheers for this week, and stay hydrated!
For those unaware of what podcasts are … they are recorded audio files about different topics packaged up for consumption on whatever your preferred listening device is (smart phone, PC, car, etc).
And the tip this week is a little bit of a two-fer. I am addicted to podcasts, and so I’m trying to share my obsession with you a little bit by pointing you to the radio show Drink of Ages. A talk show about craft beer on radio station 97.5 FM here in Houston, that you can hear live every Friday at 9pm (as of the writing of this post). However, they do a terrific job of catering to the technologically inclined and host all their shows in podcast format for those who can’t or don’t want to listen to a podcast at 9pm on Friday.
Nothing beats spending time outdoors drinking a variety of craft brew. However, your experiences may differ depending on your location and your preferred activities (tubing, tailgating, etc…). We’ll get into a discussion on tubing and tailgating another day, but today we are talking about beer festivals, or beerfests.
My previous experiences are not vast, with just a few attended at Houston’s Beerfest and a few attended at Sugar Land’s Beerfeast. However, even with a few venues are under my belt, I can at least tell you that Beerfeasts (the Beerfests sponsored by The Flying Saucer), is the bee’s knees of craft beer tastings. From the all day beer menu, to the pricing, to the volunteers, to the rare tappings, it is hands down the most fun I’ve had trying new beers, as well as tasting harder to find beers that I know and love.
This year’s three Beerfeasts are all in TX during the month of October. Always in the afternoon, they run through the first three Saturdays (a different city each week). The order of appearance will be Sugar Land, Fort Worth, & Austin.
Do yourself a favor and get tickets this year. The VIP is fun, but wasn’t entirely worth the extra money unless you really want a beer hold, a t-shirt, and quick access to the rare beer tappings.
Stay tuned for an update to this topic once the Space City Brewery has its first trip to GABF (the Great American Beer Festival) this year in September. I may have need to have recommended different tiers for cheap and expensive beerfests.