…And forgive us our debts (in which I have many, but who’s counting?)
For we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us (so long as they get the next round.)
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from eeeeeeeevil.
It has been a long sojourn of phalanges from keyboard and I owe myself an apology. Every time I vow to blog and write more, I find a distraction to pull me away (third job, new relationship, binging and purging, epiphanies, distraction after distraction after distraction.) Needless to say, I’m trying my best to return and write daily. It was something I did long ago back in high school and it is time to turn two catharsisiseses into one. I love beer. I kind-of-sort-of like writing. I’m not going to make any promises, but I’m going to try my darnedest to write as much as… (I can see my mother already shaking her head.) Okay, okay. I PROMISE, I’m going to write at least once a week. Baby steps.
As many of you already know, I have an NSFW relationship with beer. If I could, I’d marry many of them I’ve had the pleasure of putting in my mouth. I’d be the Joseph Smith of beer courtship. I try my best to get my friends to try the beers I’m drinking. I try my best to turn non-beer drinkers into beer-swilling miscreants (you’re not going to beat me, you might as well join me.) I am under the firm belief that if you currently do not like beer you haven’t been introduced to the “one for you.”
I’m not going to look down my nose at you for drinking a domestic beer but with a history in imperialistic Pokemon gathering having to “catch them all” I have a morbidly strong desire to “drink them (beers) all.” If you should drink said domestic beer, I will more than likely suggest a beer akin to your libation; not for the sake of being a snob but only to open your eyes to the endless possibilities. Treatchyo tongue! I too have specific beers that are go-to sips, but I will not let that limit my palate from what the world has to offer.
To get to the point, I attempt to drink a different beer a day. Obviously there are some factors that interfere, but I am convinced that a beer a day keeps the doctor away. Working on my Lv.2 Cicerone, it is almost a must. Being that my Lisa Frank journal is full, I’ve decided to possibly maybe sort of keep track of the beers I’m drinking by posting them here; giving reviews and personal notes of what I think of the beers I am currently drinking…
Without further ado, I present to you the beer that I practically just chugged whilst typing all of this…
This beer happens to come from one of favorite breweries, Jolly Pumpkin out of the great state of Michigan. Jolly Pumpkin is well-known for the sour beers… they were also known as being a brewery called “Jolly Pumpkin” and having absolutely no beers with pumpkin in them. W.T.Hell? Confuzzled, I know, but I continued to guzzle their beers without questioning their genius.
Finally, La Parcela is Jolly Pumpkin’s first ale brewed with pumpkin! Yeah! Take that you friggin’ #PSL Nazis! It’s the best of two worlds: Sour Beers and the ever famous seasonal Pumpkin/Yam Beers…. And mother of all that is holy does the beer taste delish. BeerAdvocate.com gives the beer an overall rating of 87% which is pretty good marks considering it’s their first. They know what they’re doing with sour beers. You do get a slight hint of cinnamon and nutmeg in the aroma, but the pumpkin flavor is extremely subtle. Your taste buds will more than likely be dancing around the sour campfire in your mouth like nudists dropping acid and twerking to the Grateful Dead so it may be hard to find the pumpkin but snap out of your trance and you’ll see a slight glimmer of light left on your tongue. That’s the pumpkin. Grab that gourd and roll with it. I imagine that this is what a unicorn’s piss would taste like if its diet consisted solely of butternut squash and children’s laughter.
Is this the best introductory sour beer? Probably not. Is this the best pumpkin beer? No. Is this a really good beer if you’re a seasoned sour drinker? F-to-the-U-to-the-C-to-da-K-Yeah it is! Get a bottle. Enjoy this for what it is. You will not be disappointed. I give this beer two thumbs up and tightening of my pants agrees.
Until next time. Salud, broskies!