Knowing full well that my 1000th unique checkin on Untappd was coming up and unfortunately it was going to hit just days before our trip to Tampa, I enlisted Merc, Pig Destroyer Jon and Mike to drum up a seriously nice string of beers to celebrate the night. Continue reading
Only LA beer I had in the house. Don’t judge.
Gonna go watch some Treme now.
All American Badge on Untappd
This was, without a doubt, the most difficult badge I’ve ever had to deal with. Not only were the beers difficult to drink, but they were also difficult to find, AND difficult to determine which ones qualified for the badge. Untappd really needs to get their shit together and help a brotha out. There were several beers here I drank unnecessarily just because the badge does not spell out its requirements well. For that good sirs, I bid you “Fuck you”.
Untappd Unique Beer #500 – The Alchemist Luscious
— I actually took some heat about having only 500 uniques. The thing is, I really don’t drink beer that often. I know friends who kick back 3-4 beers a night, trying every single beer on the shelf (*cough cough* Dave). Me? I drink maybe one beer a week by myself. The rest is at tastings or hanging with friends.
And I have no interesting in trying every beer out there. I’m out there to drink only the best beers available to me, and if that means driving 5 hours out of the way for a beer, so be it. I find no point in drinking beers that I know are shit, so I avoid them.
Beer for me is a social thing. It’s about sharing the experience, a new beer, a story, whatever. I think that’s the biggest reason why I have so many beers in my cellar. Not because they should be cellared, but I’m just waiting for the right occasion to drink them with friends. Oh, and the fact that I can’t kill a bomber of beer by myself anymore.
So, with my 500th unique beer on Untappd coming up, I knew exactly what beer I needed to open: Luscious from The Alchemist. You guys know how much I love their Heady Topper, and I’m sure I’ve talked about their Hell or High Water beers before. (If you don’t know, check this post out as a refresher.) Naturally, with it being a special occasion, and the Fourteen Stone Drink Crew were over for some beers, it was an easy choice.
I think it goes without saying that this is one of the best stouts I’ve had in my life. Yeah, some of that is the fanboy in me talking, but let’s face it this beer was outstanding. Like, “wake Elise up at 3AM even though she’s been in bed for hours but she needed to try it”, and “call up Jon to come over after he got out of work at 3 to come over because I don’t know when I’ll ever open my last bottle of this” outstanding.
I’m lucky to be able to have had this and while I’m sure Luscious and Heretic will never be made again in their current iteration, I’m looking forward to the day when The Alchemist starts brewing this (and the rest of their lineup) again.
Pucker Up on @Untappd
– What the fuck is this? I, the fuj, sour hater extraordinaire, getting the Pucker Up badge on Untappd? First me hating on extreme IPAs and now this? What is this world coming to?