Thursday, March 10, 2011

Beer Worth Killing For?

Been through a dry spell here in the Albuquerque area this past week. I searched around town for new beers or deals or something worth writing about but no dice. I did overhear a lady in the 7-11 who was pleasantly surprised that the "30 Pack Sale" banner outside included her beloved Bud Light. She actually said, "I never dreamed that I could get Bud Light. I just thought it would be for Keystone and stuff like that!" I guess her dreams focus more on when Big Bites are on sale two for $1.00.

But finally! Here is some beer news worth writing about. Just released here today, so far only spotted at Quarters on Wyoming, though Jubilation and the rest will have it on Friday: Odell Myrcenery Double IPA. No, Scrabble master, I didn't spell it wrong. Rather than being named for a "mercenary" killing machine type person, this is named for Myrcene, a component of the essential oils in hops. Being the huuggge chemistry buff that I am, I prefer to think of Myrcene in its molecular formula: C10H16. That's hot. Myrcenary DIPA will be available here in 4-packs only, and this 9.3% ABV beer should go for either $9.99 or $10.99.

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