I don’t usually pay much attention to overly emotive beer ads. But this new Guinness spot is extremely well done. It’s long, but the payoff is worth it.
Barley Pop of the Week
Is it strange for me to say that I think New Belgium new fall seasonal Pumpkick would work really well in the summer? The beer has a nice pumpkin flavor up front, which gives way to a refreshing tartness provided by cranberry juice. Pumpkick is unique and a great choice for those who don’t like overly malty and sweet pumpkin beers.
At the time I wrote this, I hadn’t tried Lakefront 25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin yet. By the time you read this, I will have. I’m very excited. Expect a full report later.
Friday, Sept. 20: Sample imports at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 20: Central Waters brings some freebies to Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow Ave.) from 4 to 7 p.m. I recommend the Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale.
Saturday, Sept. 21: Try samples of “hop bombs” from 1 to 4 p.m. at Three Cellars (7133 S. 76th St.).
Saturday, Sept. 21: As if you need a reason to go to Door County. Head to Egg Harbor AleFest (link: http://eggharboralefest.com/) at Harbor View Park (7809 Wisconsin Highway 42) to sample more than 100 beers and enjoy the scenery.