Monday, January 15, 2007

About last night.

You can tell me you were having more fun than I was last night, with me at a belated company Christmas/end-of-the-year dinner, eating bloody and still-twitching prime rib, drinking Newcastle on draft, surrounded by gun nut friends and co-workers...

...and I'll call you a damn liar. :)

10 comments:

3yellowdogs said...

Sounds positively dreamy.

While my two hours of 24 were enjoyable, Newcastle, dead cow and talk of weaponry has me beat.

Anonymous said...

Hmm. I spent 1.5hrs at a ham radio club meeting. We did discuss some neat tech and even talked about guns at the end, but I don't think I had as much fun as you.

Chris

Bob said...

Sadly, each of those three things would have been more fun than I had last night.

Good for you.

T.Stahl said...

Well, I just returned from the pub where I got a whole lot of smiles from the attractive woman opposite me. And when we left she not only borrowed my copy of Starship Troopers, she also accepted my offer to give her a lift. :-)

So at least I come somewhat close. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Newcastle on draught? Only in the colonies. Or are we not talking about Newcastle Brown Ale? If we are, well, Newcastle Brown Ale only properly comes in bottles. Anything else is an abomination in the eyes of the Lord...

Matt G said...

Anonymous, I'll have to disagree with, sir. Here in the land of the True Blue Water Navy, we find that the clear bottles that Newcastle distributes its fine ale in do some unfortunate things for the quality control of the delivered product. See, sunlight is a BAD THING for beer, and while the clear glass may make for a nice device to show off the nutty brown ale, it protects the contents not a whit. Thus we find that, in their trip across the pond, about 1 in 4 Newcastles are a bit, um, sour.

But when you get it on draft, the situation changes dramatically. The odds of a good Newcastle increase to about, oh, 10 out of 10.

Ask your local pub if they can get it that way. Trust me-- it's mo' bettah.

--Matt G

From The Colonies: Inspiration for the IPA and other delicious moments in beer.

Don Meaker said...

I enjoyed reading about the contents of your purse.

Rats! The good ones are taken!

Tam said...

"Anything else is an abomination in the eyes of the Lord..."

Unlike some American beer snobs, I'd always thought the center of the brewing universe hovered near the mouth of the Thames, rather than the northern slopes of the Alps, being rather more enamoured of Ales and Stouts than Lagers and Pilsners. Back then, had a Brit criticized my taste in beers, I'd have hastily corrected myself with much forelock-tugging.

Now I'm unfazed, because the Mecca of Beerworld has moved from London to San Diego, and that's the Stone truth. ;)

Matt G said...

They're brewing some decent stuff in Delaware, strangely enough. I even found it worth writing about, last night.

It does NOT suck.

Ambulance Driver said...

I'll confess something. I'm a beer Philistine. My personal motto has always been, "I drink two kinds of beer - the Budweiser and free kinds."

But being a Seeker of Truth, I'm more than willing to receive some practical instruction in the matter.

For my own personal growth, of course...;)