Welcome to today’s Girlie Drink of the Week. Instead of a cocktail, I decided to showcase one of our state’s breweries, Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas. Shiner Bock is my go-to beer, but the brewery is also well-known for their seasonal flavors, Oktoberfest being one of their top-selling offerings. During the spring and summer, Shiner also offers what some would call “fruity” beers. I call one of them delish.
Shiner Prickly Pear is one of their fruit beers. Usually I tend to pass on fruit in my beer because in my frank opinion, fruit doesn’t belong in beer. I don’t even use limes like hipsters do when drinking Corona. But this beer is amazing. Yes, it is sweet, but has a tangy flavor underneath. The sweetness is not overpowering but rather subtle, and the taste is more along the lines of green, not fruit. If you can find it, I highly recommend it. I am hoarding my last six-pack until Oktoberfest comes out 😉
Bob Dylan is a somewhat polarizing artist. Not really because of his actions or politics .. but because he can’t sing. He’s a shitty singer. Fantastic song writer .. shitty singer. But .. much like Johnny Cash, this works with some (most) of his songs. One of my favorites ..
Welcome to the new face of Random. Due to time constraints, and by that I mean I was lazy and quit early, this edition of funneh will be shorter than usual. Still, it is better than nothing, so y’all have that going for you!
I notice that it is nearly time for one of the most dramatic telenovelas in the history of literature: The Hugo Awards.
I need to find the over/under on Scalzi having a breakdown again.
Anyway, the Drink of the Week is the perfect accompaniment for the coming debacle.
3 oz. white wine
1 oz. elderflower liqueur
½ oz. soda water
Pour all liquid ingredients into a wineglass filled with ice. Garnish with the mint leaves. I like to muddle the leaves in the liqueur, then add ice and the wine and soda. It makes the drink more refreshing, just like Larry Correia’s epic smackdown 😉