Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day is for Beer Lovers

Sure, wine is the popular choice for this holiday, but popular has never been a word to describe me, so I have a few beer suggestions for you to celebrate this most corporate of holidays.

For those of you who have a date for Valentine's, why not keep the chocolate theme going with Rogue's Chocolate Stout, selling for $6.99 for a 22 oz. bottle. Young's Chocolate Stout is another option; less chocolate but a smoother mouthfeel due to the widget in the can. A 4-pack of 16 oz. cans sells around town for $8.99. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Stout would be my last choice in the chocolate motif beers, as there is something too light in the body that has kept me from buying it more than once. $8.99 for a 6-pack.

If you are spending Valentine's Day alone, perhaps you are in more of a "bitter" mood...IPA anyone? Chama River's Dr. Strangehop Double IPA will have you forgetting all about those people holding hands and feeding each other desserts at fancy restaurants. Plus Dr. Strangehop is a play on Dr. StrangeLOVE, and love= Valentine's Day. Wait...forget that love stuff. Just remember that this is the best Double IPA available in Abbuquerque right now, and won't be around long. $13.00 for a growler fill, plus $5.00 if you don't have your own container. You really felling bitter? Then Moylan's IPA is your perfect match. New to town and fresh off the truck, this IPA is just waiting for you to whisk it off the shelf and show it a good time. Its bitterness just keeps on giving, and at $4.99 for a 22 oz. bottle it is a cheap date.

1 comment:

Mike Licht, said...

But this is 2009.

Time for The New Valentine Realism.