I was listening to XM radio the other day to a show called Cocktails with Patrick. Some ignorant guy called in and said he thinks it is weird if a girl keeps beer in her fridge! He saw that as a sign that she is probably sleeping around, since no girls like beer! I did want to call, but decided to laugh it off instead! Of course, my response would have been, “What is wrong with girls who actually LIKE the taste of beer!” And….what man wouldn’t love to come to a women’s home if it was full of craft brews! I would think many men would think it cool! Low maintenance women with good taste!
Oktoberfest is this Beer Princesses favorite time of year! I would love to hear reviews on what you think are the best Oktoberfest beers out right now. Also….where are the best Oktoberfest festivals? Anyone been to Germany? What about a great local celebration?
I had forgot how tasty a good old Newcastle was until a friend (from England) brought some over the other night. It has such a smooth texture and great classic taste. I ended up buying another six pack the other day when I ran out! It also tastes great out of the tap. It seems like many bars will carry Newcastle as their darker beer selection, so it isn’t too hard to come by! Those British love their beer!
Boulder Beer Company makes and awesome dry hopped ale with Hazed & Infused. It is the perfect blend of hops and great taste! Not to mention the label is cool. This ale is definately one of my top choices when I am out buying 6 packs. I highly recommend….Anyone out there agree?
Last night I went to BJ’s…it is a brewery restaurant. Unfortunately, there are not many in FL. Instead of getting one of BJ’s beers, I opted for the Rocky Mtn. IPA they had on tap. It was AWESOME! It had a smooth texture and a great hoppy taste. It went down easy and I highly recommend it!
I heard the other day that ancient Finland and England credit women as the ones who originally made beer! It even goes as far back as 7,000 years ago in early Mesopotamia. Apparently,it was a drink for your health! Even Queen Elizabeth had beer for breakfast! Go Girls! I will have to further research that one!
Had some delicious Malheur ale with some great friends last night. Malheur comes in a 750 ml bottle. It is a belgian dark ale with hints of nuts and fruit. It goes down very smooth and as my friend decribed it like barley wine. Those Belgians sure know how to make great beer!
My very best friend Esther came to visit me. She is like many girls (not us beer princesses) that order Mich Ultra and the like! That is fine, but I bet if she gave some “real” beer a try she would find that there is more to beer than what is out there! If you are worried about the calories, just drink it slower! It is worth the taste for sure!
First of all I would like to comment on the extremely cool design of Magic Hat Vinyl Lager. You have to check out the label! It has a psychedelic look to it and has a little of that “girlie” look for us Beer Princesses! The beer is a seasonal spring lager; however, it is suprisingly dark in color and extremely flavorful! I think this is going to be my spring seasonal favorite of the year!
Last night I tried the new Seasonal Sam Adams. I think Sam Adams does a great job brewing! If you can’t find a microbrew, Sam Adams is a great choice! Most restaurants carry their basic brew, even the ones that mostly serve “generic beer”. Anyway, the new Seasonal is called Noble Pilsner and is only out for a couple of months. I guess it is the seasonal brew between their winter lager and spring beer. Although I am a big fan of Sam Adams in general, I wasn’t a big fan of the Noble Pilsner! Sorry Sam Adams! It wasn’t horrible, I just wouldn’t order it again. They market it as a citrusy hop aroma. I actually thought it tasted a little soapy! Oops…that is bad, but just being honest! I spotted a couple of new “Beer Princesses” in the bar too! I was so excited to meet other gals who share my love of good beer! Anyway, my new friend Lauren tried the Pils and wasn’t crazy about it either. It was worth a try!
IPA’s are my favorite variety. I was at my favorite beer place a couple of days ago… World of Beer! I tried a great IPA while there…Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale from Colorado. It started off very hoppy with a crisp middle and a hop finish. Good stuff! I also was excited to buy one of WOB’s beer cards. Basically you pay $15 and each time you try a new beer they add it to the card. After you get to so many beers you can win stuff. After 500 you get a party for you and your friends! 500! If I ever got to that point it would be pretty scary. However, this will force me to try different beers each time I go in! Twist my arm….!
Just got back from visiting my brother in Charlotte, NC. My brother is an awesome brewer! His day job doesn’t do him justice and he should definately find a career in micro brewing! I am so impressed every time I try one of his brews! It is an extra treat to visit him just to get to sample them! He had a number of different brews available for my drinking pleasure on this visit. They were: Oregon Pale Ale, English Special Bitter, English Brown Ale, Old Peculiar Dark Ale and a “Blue Moon” imposter! All were excellent! My favorites had to be the Oregon Pale Ale and the English Brown Ale! I wish they were available for sale, because they would be top sellers! Anyway….I have not been as successful in my attempts to brew beer myself (I will save that for another day). I guess I should just stick to sampling and critiquing!!!
I am definately not a “Bud Girl”. However, I just visited Prague in the Czech Republic, home of the original Budweiser. I didn’t know that up until a couple of months ago!! While I was there, I had to try the “Budvar” to see if it compared at all to the US version. Not so much!! Budvar has a thick creamy head and is much more pleasant than our American version. Why did the recipe change once it got to the US? I don’t know! But, did you know that the people in the Czech Republic drink more beer per capita than any other country in the world? Maybe my Czech background helped me be a beer lover! As far as Budweiser, while in the Czech Republic, drink it. While in America…NOT!!
Tonight I was out with my “Girlie Girls” at World of Beer! What a great place! They have over 100 (maybe 200) different varieties of beer! There is so much to choose from, it is kind of like shopping for that LBD! You girls know what I mean! Anyway, I had a couple of great beers. One of them being Krušovice, which is from the Czech Republic. ( I just returned from there as a matter of fact, and will have to write about it.) I also had a Summit Extra Pale Ale. This EPA is from St. Paul Minnesota and is quickly becoming one of my favorites! It has a smooth, hoppy flavor and I really enjoy it! Anyway, my “girlie girls” disappointed me. While we were in the “World of Beer” they decided they wanted Chardonnay! Not that I don’t love wine as well, but c’mon….we were in a beer lovers paradise! I told them I was embarrassed to order it! They know who they are!!!! Yes, I admit, sometimes beer gives you that “full” feeling, but it is worth the taste!
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Pretty girls like beer too! I think it was my brother who helped me discover the taste of really good beer. I am not talking about generic Bud or the like, but really good beer. There are so many varieties that I have decided to make tasting different beer a real passion of mine! So often I am in a restaurant and order a Pale Ale or the like only to have the waiter say…”Are you sure?”, “Girls don’t normally like that variety.” Well, I don’t agree! I know there are plenty of us “girlie girls” who appreciate a good ale or microbrew.
Welcome to BeerPrincess.com! While my blog is being uploaded and configured by my favorite drinking buddy, I am off to Europe for some time with family, and serious brew research! I’ll be back soon with great tales and great ales! For now, my work is on the table, delivered by the pint!
Have a Happy New Year!