Monday, April 02, 2007

Dissed!

I was in Chicago this weekend, and on our way out of town, we stopped so I could scope out the beer selection which always differs from state to state. I bought Kyle and myself some Dogfish (90), which I can never seem to find anywhere hereabouts, even at Blue Max Liquor and it just so good. While grabbing it, I noticed a pack of Longshot. Longshot is a mixed six pack (three varieties) of Homebrewing Association winners bottled up together by Samuel Adams. It was around a long time ago without Samuel Adams and disappeared, but Sam has been nice enough to bring it back, which is a real treat because homebrewers make some distinctive beers. It was a bygone memory of hazelnut beer that convinced me that I needed to buy Skippy the AppTech architect some Longshot. I had tried to find it here in Minnesota, but had no success. Kyle had already bought me a six pack, so I knew four of them were delicious, even though two of them were way too much berry-infusion for my taste. Then Pooteewheet decided she needed a six pack of Black Dog berry beer. She's sure you can't find it in Minnesota, even though the stuff is contract brewed by Schell's in New Ulm, but whatever.

So I get to the checkout line, and the cashier says, "Longshot and Black Dog. That's a lot of berry beer..." I start to mumble something about it being my wife's six pack, when he adds, "Are you going to pour it on your ice cream?"

Damn. Emasculated at the beer store. That is cold.

4 comments:

kyle said...

Oooooh!!! SNAP!!!

Man, I never realized you had such a thing for berry-flavored beers. Who knew you were hiding it all this time under the pretense of purchasing them for your wife?

I'll make sure to have some on hand for you this Saturday for game day. You can then crack open a Berry Weiss and proudly proclaim "I LOVE BERRY BEER!" to all who can accept the truth.

Actually, the cashier's suggestion of pouring it over your ice cream reminds me of the Kids In the Hall sketch in which, dressed as female office workers, they decide that the only way in which cheesecake and Bailey's could be any better is if they pour the bottle of Bailey's over the cheesecake...

Hmm, maybe I should have waited until I got the bottle of Dogfish 90 Minute from you before taunting you about berry beer. Oh well. I suppose my feeble taunts could never measure up to the burn handed out by the cashier anyway ;)

Scooter said...

I am going to drink all your beer tonite. Not because it's a wise move on a night before a workday, but just to smack you down, biatch.

kyle said...

It was all worth it! I REGRET NOTHING!!! At least I've never been dissed so badly while buying beer :)

Oh by the way, I already have a six-pack of Leine's Berry Weiss chilling in the fridge for you when Saturday rolls around...

Scooter said...

I bet you can get Dan to drink it after he's had a case of Miller, sometime around 7:00 p.m.