Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Gahan / Hot 105.5 FM Home Brew Contest

I mentioned it on Twitter, but haven't gotten around to posting anything here about the first local home brew contest. 

Hot 105.5 FM and the folks at Gahan / PEI Brewing Company are putting it on. Sign-up was to close on February 21st or the 23rd (different documents say different things), but, who knows... maybe you could still squeeze in. A recipe, detailed brewing instructions, and a 6-pack of your brews need to be dropped off at the Gahan House by March 21st, with judging to happen at the pub on March 29th. Your prize? You would get to make your brew on the pub's system with their brewer Trent Hayes, and have it served at the pub as a seasonal. The pub would also have the right to retain & reuse your recipe in the future if they so desired.

So, either get a move on & hope you can still get in, or look forward to trying the brew out later this spring.

The sign up form can be found here.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

AC/DC Premium Pilsner

Are you ready for this review? 'Cause, apparently, anything goes when it comes to band - backed beers.

Served in the appropriate upside-down Aussie glass, if you're any kind of a beer fan, you'll need a stiff upper lip or big balls to drink this one & enjoy it - it's not going to shake your foundations. Light, sweet, & corny, this beer will have you firing your guns at AC/DC for this offense to brewing & marketing - I guess you could say AC/DC is back in business, and it's a dirty deed done dirt cheap. But... money talks, I guess. I'm sure the band couldn't resist the opportunity. I can hear the conversation now... Female reporter: "What do you do for money, honey?" Band - "We make beer now. Here, have a drink on me."

As much as I didn't enjoy it, the beer wasn't undrinkable - it's not on some highway to hell. Try it if you want (or if you dare). I just hope the band didn't think it'd be awesome... promised by the brewer that it'd be packed with TNT, ready to shoot to thrill, only to be shot down in flames. Maybe the band doesn't care. After they got their money, maybe they just decided to ride on to sin city with their new funds to gamble & get all screwed up. I mean, after all, it ain't no fun waiting round to be a millionaire.

I'm no cold-hearted man... I just don't want to be beating around the bush. This beer is damned. Gimme a bullet & let me put it to rest. So... enough of this riff raff. I could keep going on like this for a while. I'll have to look for my beery shot of love elsewhere.