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Thursday, January 25, 2007

A Polack, an Englishman, and an Irishman walk into a bar...



Last night, Kristen, Sean and I went to Harpoon for their latest 100 Barrel tasting. The guest of honor of the evening was #17, the English Style Old Ale.



We got to Harpoon right at six when the event was starting, got inside, got ourselves a sampler of the new brew, and settled in. We made our way out onto the deck overlooking the brewing tanks, and ran into Jaime Schier, Harpoon's Quality Control Manager. This was the first time we'd spoken with Jaime since we launched 2 Beer Guys, so we spoke with him about the site, and told him that he inspired us to create it. He discussed how beer is still the red-headed step child of the alcohol community, and how a certain wine maker is leveraging their crappy product into an ingenious marketing ploy.

After having enjoyed a few more samples of the beer, Fred (the brewer) came out and discussed his process for brewing the beer, and got sidetracked talking about all sorts of beer science, which prompted one friend in attendance to ask, what's flocculation? This, of course, inspired Sean and I to start saying, flocc-u-later!

The snacks were good, with plenty of pretzels, popcorn, chocolate and vanilla Oreos, and Nutter Butters. The best snack of all came at the end of the event though. Sean felt compelled to get a snack out of the vending machine at the bottom of the stairs leading out of Harpoon. He wanted something that was at the bottom of the machine, in location HH. So, without thinking, he hit the H button twice, which unfortunately dispensed the product located in location H. BBQ Frito's Twisters were not what he wanted!

After we left Harpoon, we stopped in Medford to have some tasty roast beef at Alamo Roast Beef, owned by Jenny Jansen's uncle. A night of good, free beer followed by good beef. What more can one ask for?

7 Comments:

  • At Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 10:46:00 AM EST, Blogger Curley Stout said…

    what's deal with the evil wine-maker? i want the scoop.

    i think you should add "go flocc yourself" to the list of odd sayings as well.

    barleywine night tonight. i'll try to report tomorrow...

     
  • At Friday, January 26, 2007 at 10:43:00 AM EST, Blogger Ignace said…

    go flocc yourself is great.
    How about: "get hopped!" as a friendly way of inviting the party opposite to indulge in the sweet delight of beer.

    Plus, I don't get how a wine maker can insinuate themselves on a beer market. It's like trying to sell a camel at a horse auction. "Dude, what are you doing here? Go find yourself a desert".

     
  • At Friday, January 26, 2007 at 6:41:00 PM EST, Blogger hefeweizen_hunny said…

    Okay...I was expecting some silly joke about a Polack and beer. I was about to get all offended, considering I'm polish. Heehee...good story! But...the mysetery is killing me. What what it Sean was after in the HH spot?

     
  • At Monday, January 29, 2007 at 9:28:00 AM EST, Blogger Ignace said…

    I could not hazard a guess as to what Sean was after, I can only note that there is an extraordinary coincidence involved in the fact that he was going for the HH spot while at the same time there's someone whom we refer to as the Hefeweizen_Hunny who, though being of Polish descent [or probably because of that very reason] knows how to warm a man's heart until it turns to caramel, with honey overtones.
    However, I'll be wrong in this assessment. I'm about as talented a romantic as a tectonic plate makes for a decent surf board.

     
  • At Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 3:54:00 PM EST, Blogger hefeweizen_hunny said…

    Aww...Ignace. You made me blush!! You're too sweet.

     
  • At Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 8:39:00 PM EST, Blogger 2 Beer Guys-Sean said…

    I forget, Ian.. What was in HH?

    I think they were powdered doughnuts...

     
  • At Friday, February 2, 2007 at 11:45:00 PM EST, Blogger Hops said…

    Mr. Sean...they were in fact powdered donuts...i believe my exact quote was....powdered donuts would be romantic right now!

     

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