Groupies – Brews, I Mean!


Okay, so I was trying to be witty. 

I’ve been off on my blog mark when it comes to my attempt at becoming a world-class beer connoisseur.  I just haven’t done that much taste testing lately, and then when I did down a few brews I let it slip by not getting the word out about those that I did taste.

Not three at a time - three separate tastings . . .

So here goes – my catch-up game!

Note the trips in the photo.  Let’s start with Shock Top!  Wow, what a bottle label.  That is what caught my eye.  You know its not just the taste I’m after, but the whole kit and kaboodle.  I’ve been in marketing for half my life so I look at everything that gets a product or service to the cash register.

The orange with a mohawk has to grab your attention, but that’s where it stops.  This was one wierd brew.  I felt as though I had swallowed some alum when I finished the bottle; that’s how dry my mouth was.  Very orangy, and I could taste the spice.  Would I buy it again?  Hmmmm the verdict is out on that one.  But to learn a little more why not click on

I was somewhat familiar with Becks, but it had been a number of years since I hoisted that green bottle with the red and silver label.  What I wasn’t prepared for though, is their cool cool website.  Yup, you have to enter your age, and they actually think someone might have been born in 1907 who still drinks Becks.  Well, that’s highly possible because its a pretty darn good pilsner, fact is a classic German pilsner, full bodied and one I’ll come back to again.  Now, about those doors;you need to log on.  You don’t know what you’re missing until you do.

And for the last candidate, Moe’s backroom Amber Ale; Tap Room No. 21.  With this type of hype I thought it would be a killer brew, but I came away disappointed.  There just wasn’t much to it; not a lot of flavor, which is surprising it being a dark amber.  Maybe when it graduates to Tap Room No. 22 there will be some improvement.  Had to try it — and maybe you should too and judge for yourself.  I noticed this Rochester, NY brewery had some good write-ups on their pale ale.  I’ll try that next and give them another chance.

Until my next taste testing — Cheers!


About scoop1942

I am 74-years young with six grandchildren and one great-grandson, two great granddaughters, professional and recreational blogger, previous graphic artist, hospitality industry veteran, Jill of all trades; master of a few, plus hobbiest, re-cycler and dreamer. My steadfast companion for 17 years, Bubba, who is now deceased, reminded me daily of what loyalty was all about. I now have a rescued dog who has turned out to be the best dog I've every had; Annie, who is part Shepherd, part Boston is sweet natured and a wonderful companion. You can now find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn. Oh my; while social media may not have been meant for Grandmothers, it has sure turned my world on end . . . what else will technology bring our way. I just recently got a smart phone and texting is my game . . . LOL

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