Saturday, September 19, 2009

Beer Snob Humor

Yet another brilliant bit of prose from Frank Kelly Rich of Modern Drunkard magazine, mocking all of us pretentious beer assholes:

Okay, it's time for me to finally subscribe to his mag.


I just had a huge spike in hits over the past couple of days, and it's clearly due to people searching for that "Bud Light Lime in the can" video ad, which I recently posted. Which of course is hilarious, because I'll likely never allow Bud Light Lime to pass my lips. Or, as Bull E. Vard put it: I think I'd literally rather have it in the can than drink a Bud Light Lime.

Divine Reserve No. 9 Already in the Works

Ronnie Crocker over at the Houston Chronicle has the scoop: Saint Arnold is already working on Divine Reserve No. 9, an Imperial Stout Pumpkin Ale scheduled for November or December release. That sounds crazy.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Another of my favorite beer drinking songs

No.3 in a series (previous entries here and here). I have a vague memory of hearing this song as a kid. Always thought it was great, even if I didn't know who Bob Wills was back then.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

"In the Can" Bud Light Lime Ad

I just gained new respect for Bud Light.

Friday, September 11, 2009

In case you hadn't heard …

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve No. 8 is now on the shelves. But if you take the time to watch this video, it might not be. Quit yer twittering and get to the beer store — it's going fast!

Thanks to Shirl for the vid link.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009


I should have my 100,000th visitor sometime tomorrow or the next day. Three years ago, I never would have imagined my hits would get this high! I remember when I averaged 25 or so a day.

Hey, there's a good drinking game – every time somebody visits my blog … erm, maybe not.

UPDATE: Ding, ding, ding! Congratulations to my 100,000th visitor! According to Sitemeter, it was someone from Hamburg, New York, who dropped by at 7:32pm on Sept. 10. Not surprisingly, he/she was looking for the creepy picture of the pregnant chick drinking a beer that gave me my first big ginormous boost in hits back in 2007.

Oh, and while I searching for those links, I came across this, which now strikes me as absurdly funny. So it took me more than a year to get to 10K, but less than two to get the next 90,000.

Monday, September 07, 2009

New Beer Fridge

Unfortunately not as voluminous as the old one, but presumably more energy efficient and not located in my roasting hot garage. I'll turn the old one in to the city of Austin for $50 (and hopefully have lower electric bills in the future – wish I'd done this back at the beginning of the hottest summer in Austin history instead of the end).