The Second Hopping

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Drinking Buddies (2013).
Here’s something different - a movie review! 
The movie is pretty much 90 minutes of drinking craft beer, which is not at all a bad thing.  Halfway through, enough was enough, and I had to get a beer out of the fridge myself.*  Watching this movie, you cannot but help to want to drink along with it.
Normally heavy product placements can be annoying, but in this case I appreciated the real Midwestern craft beers shown throughout the movie.  It is worth watching just to see how many of them you’ve previously tasted.
As for the story, it is very much a “slice of life” kind of thing.  We do not know much about the characters at beginning, nor would I say we end up learning a lot about them by the end.  The movie simply depicts a short time period in the main characters’ lives, punctuated with lots of beer drinking.  (The two main characters, pictured above, work at a Chicago brewery.)
Overall, I’d recommend it.  It is a good choice for a Friday or Saturday night spent indoors.  You can find Drinking Buddies on Netflix Instant.
*I was drinking a Trader Joe’s house-label PLZNR, a Czech-style pilsener.  Not half bad; consider it a less interesting Sam Adams Noble Pils.

Drinking Buddies (2013).

Here’s something different - a movie review! 

The movie is pretty much 90 minutes of drinking craft beer, which is not at all a bad thing.  Halfway through, enough was enough, and I had to get a beer out of the fridge myself.*  Watching this movie, you cannot but help to want to drink along with it.

Normally heavy product placements can be annoying, but in this case I appreciated the real Midwestern craft beers shown throughout the movie.  It is worth watching just to see how many of them you’ve previously tasted.

As for the story, it is very much a “slice of life” kind of thing.  We do not know much about the characters at beginning, nor would I say we end up learning a lot about them by the end.  The movie simply depicts a short time period in the main characters’ lives, punctuated with lots of beer drinking.  (The two main characters, pictured above, work at a Chicago brewery.)

Overall, I’d recommend it.  It is a good choice for a Friday or Saturday night spent indoors.  You can find Drinking Buddies on Netflix Instant.

*I was drinking a Trader Joe’s house-label PLZNR, a Czech-style pilsener.  Not half bad; consider it a less interesting Sam Adams Noble Pils.

(Source: newyorker.com)

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Note:  This has been in my drafts since August when I moved to Chicago.  All new content will be included in [brackets].
(Not Pictured) Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co (IN)
First beer notes from my new home in Chicago!  Had these beers at Sidekick at Twin Anchors.  (The BBQ people are probably rolling their eyes at me - if not something more demonstrative - right now).
Gumballhead was my second beer of the night (after an Allagash White).  Loved this one! Gumballhead is a Pale Wheat Ale (American Hefeweizen, essentially), but  [but what?  I loved it!  Why aspect didn’t I like?  Hmmm].
(Pictured) Sidekick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Co (IL)
Since this was my third beer of the evening, [not only do I have a bad post because I can’t remember the beers; the one I wrote up earlier when I did remember was the third beer of the evening.  Awesome!]  I cannot give a detailed description, but I found the beer to pack a pleasant little punch.  While not very bitter, citrus, lemon, and orange notes, as well as some tropical flavors like pineapple, are prominent.  [The downside?] I did find the beer a bit watery.

Note:  This has been in my drafts since August when I moved to Chicago.  All new content will be included in [brackets].

(Not Pictured) Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co (IN)

First beer notes from my new home in Chicago!  Had these beers at Sidekick at Twin Anchors.  (The BBQ people are probably rolling their eyes at me - if not something more demonstrative - right now).

Gumballhead was my second beer of the night (after an Allagash White).  Loved this one! Gumballhead is a Pale Wheat Ale (American Hefeweizen, essentially), but  [but what?  I loved it!  Why aspect didn’t I like?  Hmmm].

(Pictured) Sidekick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Co (IL)

Since this was my third beer of the evening, [not only do I have a bad post because I can’t remember the beers; the one I wrote up earlier when I did remember was the third beer of the evening.  Awesome!]  I cannot give a detailed description, but I found the beer to pack a pleasant little punch.  While not very bitter, citrus, lemon, and orange notes, as well as some tropical flavors like pineapple, are prominent.  [The downside?] I did find the beer a bit watery.

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Jelly Belly Introduces Draft Beer Jelly Bean, Will Not Get You Drunk

bobbycaputo:

beerburritowhiskey:

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As someone who adores Jelly Bellys (on the whole), I cannot wait to try this!  But I’m going to try and contain my enthusiasm because there are some iffy Jelly Belly flavors out there.

(via drunksincerity)

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