Another great video from the Sixpoint brewery describing their new collaboration with Stumptown Coffee Roasters… A cold-pressed coffee infused German-style bock beer. Check out the video for Mad Scientist Series #2: Berserker Bock and find it on tap in New York here.
Somehow every year I get wrangled into watching the Oscars. I consider it payback for the dozen-odd times a year that I destroy our kitchen homebrewing. So for all those rogue airlocks I leave in the sink, or soaking carboy’s, or the fact that my girlfriend has never been able to use the dish washer since it has been my bottle rack since we moved in… I watch dresses and
annoying acceptance speeches.
This year, we’re doing the Oscars (or is it Oscar now? whatever) craft beer style style. The growlers in the fridge and deep stock of homebrew are going to come in handy tonight as we dive into the I Drunk That 2011 Oscars Drinking Game.
So there it was… a Captain Lawrence Smoke from the Oak Gift Pack just sitting in the corner of my apartment. It wascooingly calling to me while I type away on my laptop… tugging at my tastebuds. Thus far, I have been a fan of all the Captain Lawrence limited releases… Golden Delicious, Rosso e Marone, Cuvee de Castleton… so I could not wait to rip into these 75 ounces of smokey goodness. But then I got to thinking… 75 ounces of 10% ABV beer… that’s like drinking half a case of Brooklyn Lager which is a bit much – even for me – on a weeknight. And on an empty stomach? That’s madness.
There was only one solution… call up a bunch of foodies and beer geeks (aka my friends over at Serious Eats), order up a giant pot of Barbeque goodness, and dive in to the smokiest culinary Royal Rumble yet on IDrunkThat… Captain Lawrence Smoke From the Oak vs. Hill Country Barbeque.