|Beer Grab Bag
by F. Sot Fitzgerald
More and more I love to drink and take notes on beverage, but gads do I hit to write about them. Perhaps I am getting old and lazy; perhaps...hmm, there would seem to be no other possibilities. All right then, I'm getting old and lazy.
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The upshot of this is that I'm under the editorial gun with a heap of notes on beers that bear no rellation to one another whatsoever. Teasing out a theme (say, spring ales, or bargain lagers) is simply impossible. So it goes.
Ice Hard Blueberry
In the cooler I saw they had Woody's Ice. It's not something I've tried before, and blueberry struck me as potentially brilliant or ghastly idea. I threw the dice and got lucky.
In a glass Woody's is clear, like water, but with a faint blue tint. It's a touch fizzy, but doesn't have a beer head. Woody's is a "malt beverage with natural blueberry flavor and certified color." What those words mean in fact is unclear. They are, though, a triumph up to opacity in marketing. Beverage Brands of the grimly named Torquay (Torqemada?), England churns this out and Collins International (more opacity) of Littleton, Massachusetts imports it.
Woody's noses of blueberry...waffles- as in Eggo's. That's not bad: I loved those things as a kid. In the mouth it is cool, watery and goes down easy- like watered down Sprite with some blueberry Eggo dust added. I can see where one could easily chug quarts of this: it's just so easy, and it's clerly desirable on a hot day. Yet, it's a healthy 5% alcohol, so it will sting your skull. (Rating ***1/2) Woody's Hard Ice also comes in Cranberry, Grapefruit, and Orange versions. Perhaps I'll work up the courage to try those one night...
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