When it came time for my going-away party, I suspected there was a decent chance that I might take home a bottle of beer or two. And my friends at The Times didn’t let me down.
I mean, who could not get excited about a thoughtful, carefully considered six pack like that?
Because I am the beer nerd that I am, I promised that I would give each of these classics the full Beer Guy treatment. A couple Fridays ago, I broke ’em all out, taking notes on each one. Here you go, boys and girls, in order of appearance:
Were there winners in this experiment? I’ll count myself among the winners, because it was legitimately fun getting back in touch with some of these beers. And if we’re talking about the beers, let’s go with Rolling Rock, because it may have actually improved when it was taken over by our A-B InBev overlords, and IC Light, because it sort of tastes like beer and not so much like bowl of corn flakes soaked in honey.
And I should point out one additional thing: my friends also came through with a very generous Bocktown gift card, so I was able to buy a few more six packs with beer that’ll prompt many fewer complaints.
Thanks again, guys. You couldn’t have done it any better if I had picked them out myself.
Sent this to everyone at work. :) Got your permanent out-of-office reply. :(
Sorry. But yinz guys know where to find me. :)
I cannot drink Bud. Can’t do it.
Rolling Rock is like hanging out with an old friend. remember pony bottles? I have more stories about Rolling Rock ponies, tequila, and Dee’s Cafe than a Catholic girl should have.
And IC Light or Coors Light are for when I’m tired of water, but not ready to transition into real alcohol. A nice summer lunch time beer if I’m picnicking with the kids, for instance.
I’d be tempted to dismiss my favorable(ish) impression of Rolling Rock to nostalgia, but it’s been so long since I’ve had one that I don’t think that’s the case. And Coors Light is to me as Budweiser is to you. No way.
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