Thursday, November 27, 2008


Happy Tgiving. i'm in delaware with the family. good beer stories to tell when i return below the mason dixon line.

Dogfish Head.


Saturday, November 22, 2008


Sometimes it's better to slam the point home... huh?

it's 1:40 AM in Mineral Bluff GA.

A cigar and a beer. (a Dogfish Pumpkin)... I turn to Youtube and type in what I wanna hear... and see.   

This is AMAZING....Transforming himself and his sound... (with help from jah womble and Keith Levene) Johnny Rotten ... takes a history breaking stance.... this is SO good.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Double Bastard tale is TRUE!

It's's huge. 10.5 % alcohol and chewy. The Stone Double Arrogant Bastard is in fact in Georgia. Beverage Resort on Barrett has it. 6.99 for a 22oz bomber bottle.

Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster OAKED on tap.

The Highlands Grill's very own hep cat bartender... Bert... holds a glass of the Terrapin OAKED aged Big Hoppy Monster. It's a limited keg of a limited beer... so rush over. Tell Bert you saw him here. Ask him about his performances protraying Rod Stewart.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Brewmeister's Picks. Early for a change.

I'm a bit early this week. Planning on how I want to be PC-less for the weekend, better get them done now.

1. New York/New England... The Jets X
2. Denver/Atlanta... The Falcons X
3. Baltimore/New York ... The Giants X
4. Minnesota/Tampa Bay... The Buccaneers X
5. Oakland/Miami... The Dolphins X
6. Detroit/Carolina... The Panthers X
7. Philadelphia/Cincinnati... The Eagles X
8. Chicago/Green Bay... Da Bears X
9. New Orleans/Kansas City... The Saints X
10. Houston/Indianapolis... The Colts X
11. St. Louis/San Francisco... The 49er's X

12. Arizona/Seattle... The Cardinals X
13. Tennessee/Jacksonville... The Jaguars X
14. San Diego/Pittsburgh... The Steelers X
15. Dallas/Washington... The Redskins X
16. Cleveland/Buffalo... The Bills. X

I was 10/14 last week... here goes.

UPDATE. I went 11/16. i'm counting the Tie in the philadelphia game as a win ok? The bears sucked. The falcons blew it.

Punk Rock Jukebox #4

Tales of Terror's first lp from 1984. Just about as nasty skate metal punk you could ever imagine.

thanks to LASTDAYS blog

Rumor Mill

Stone DOUBLE BASTARD is on it's way here to Atlanta.
we'll see. Alot of buzz on the Beer Advocate boards.

On The Shelves NOW

Red Hook's DOUBLE BLACK STOUT. Snapped this during my recent trip to Green's on Ponce.

I haven't had this year's version... but historical tastings have been legendary.

I love the idea of beer and coffee... "Hey pal! Wake up to pass out!"

This is first on my list when we land in Mineral Bluff tonight.

Punk Rock Library #1

LIVE AT THE MASQUE by Brendan Mullen.
A photo book full of the birth of west coast punk featuring X, Go Go's, Dickies, Bags, Eyes, Black Randy & the Metro Squad, Plugz, Skulls, Controllers and more. Mullen, who also wrote We Got The Neutron Bomb a oral history of punk on the left side of the US, has put this tome together.
I can't tell you how vital this book is. It's on my shelf!
PUNK ROCK LIBRARY... like PUNK ROCK JUKEBOX is a constant blog entry here on BHB. Life is barely more than beer., ya know?

Merry Freaking Xmas.

Hey. This was outside GREENS' on Ponce two days ago. Guess what I got.

The piney not so winey Anchor Christmas is here.

Of course... I had to drink one as soon as I got home. (No... I've never drank a beer in the car...while I was the driver ok?).

Another awesome addition to the Anchor stable of year after year legacy beers.

Cheers and Merry Xmas...6 weeks early.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Punk Rock Jukebox #3

The Victims "Television Addict" Another from my collection.
"Television Addict" was the A-side of the debut single by The Victims, an early punk rock band from Perth, Western Australia. The song is a mainstay of compilations of Australian punk from the 1970s, and has been recorded by the Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, The Hellacopters and Teengenerate.
It was co-written
[1] by singer-guitarist Dave Faulkner (known at the time as Dave Flick) and drummer James Baker. The slow, menacing, bass line, played by Rudolph V (Dave Cardwell), is also a prominent feature of the recording. The Victims released the single independently in late 1977 or early 1978 (sources vary), with "I'm Flipped Out Over You" on the B-side.
Lyrically, "Television Addict" revolves around a youth "who went out and shot someone", and whose lawyer then attributes his actions to
violence on television: "blame the ratings for his crime." The song is, in large part, a satirical comment on the tendency to blame popular culture for crime, rather than individuals, or broader social problems. The song ends by questioning why other social phenomena are not attributed to TV programs: "just because I watch Dinah Shore, doesn't mean my brain has slipped, doesn't mean anything — at all."
The band broke up in 1979. During the mid-1980s, Baker and Faulkner were briefly reunited in the
Hoodoo Gurus, who sometimes performed "Television Addict" as an encore. The Hoodoo Gurus (without Baker) later recorded "Television Addict", and issued it as a bonus track on Crank (2005 re-issue).'
that was from wikipedia... can't say much more. other than it could be the coolest song ever.

Beer Out Of Town!

BEERS I had while in NW Illinois over the weekend.
Nothing is better than going to an area that actually HAS beer I've been meaning to try.
here's what i had.
1. Sprecher's PIPER scotch ale. see pic above... it was solid.
2. Goose Island IPA ... yes. good.
3. New Holland's Mad Hatter's IPA ... tangy baby.
4. Moylan's Kilt Kicker Scotch ale... again... good stuff.
5. Three Floyd's Gumballhead... never heard of it... but liked it like all Three Floyds' stuff.
6. Bell's Oberon ... great to see Bell's in Chicago again.. coming to GA soon.. I hear.
Going to Delaware for Tgiving. It's a Dogfish Head throwdown!

Brewmeister's Picks... kinda late.

HEY... here was my view as I froze and watched the TITANS .... beat the BEARS on sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

My picks were done last thursday... i just didnt get a chance to post them cos i was travelling. here they are...and i did pretty well. 10/14! a personal high!

1 Denver/Cleveland .... The Browns x
2. Tennessee/Chicago... The Bears X
3. Jacksonville/Detroit ... The Jaguars X
4. Baltimore/Houston ... The Ravens X
5. Buffalo/New England ... The Patriots X
6. New Orleans/ Atlanta ... The Falcons X
7. Seattle/Miami ... The Dolphins X
8. Green Bay /Minnesota... The Packers X
9. St. Louis/New York... The Jets X
10. Carolina/Oakland... The Panthers X
11. Indianapolis/Pittsburgh... The Colts X
12. Kansas City/San Diego X
13. New York/Philadelphia X
14. San Francisco/Arizona X

whoo hoo! see ya next week!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The BISH. Update.

This afternoon's pouring of The FIGHTING BISHOP was pretty freaking good. Great head... clear.. taste defined exactly on level with an Abbey Style. WOW. I'm happy.

The latest on OLD WOODEN HEAD... the keg is gone...all known bottles emptied. Next brewing batch will be OWH 2.0 ... revised.

But is he a beer drinker?

the Denver brew pub Wyncoop ... a friend of my boy Mr. Hooper... came out with this German style maibock last month... not a great beer.. from the reviews I've read... but... hey... he won the fricking election huh? the question now? does he drink beer? my guess... alcohol of the presidents...

1. NIXON.... Gin ... lots of it.
2. CLINTON.... Red Bull and vodka. you know ...bill is "stupid fresh" and ready to party.
3. BUSH 1.... Peppermint Schnapps... Barb's drink.
4. FORD ... Seagram's VO
5. REAGAN... Schweppes and a hint of whiskey... Nancy measured the shots.
6. CARTER... Southern Comfort.
7. EISENHOWER... JAGER! ... raided from Adolf's bunker.
8. TRUMAN.. White Lightning... the buck stopped there.
9. KENNEDY.... he never looked... what ever Frank poured.
10. BUSH 2.... Rove's Kool Aid Cider... hmmm mmmm... bad.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Brewmeister's Picks 11/2

Well... I did a bit better last week. 9/14... is much better than two weeks of 7/14.
So here goes.
1.New York/Buffalo.... The Bills X
2.Detroit/Chicago .... The Bears X
3. Jacksonville/Cincinnati.... The Jaguars X
4. Baltimore/Cleveland ....The Ravens X
5. Green Bay / Tennessee .... The Packers X
6. Arizona/St. Louis.... The Cardinals X
7. Miami/Denver.... The Dolphins X
8. Atlanta/Oakland.... The Falcons X
9. Philadelphia/Seattle.... The Eagles X
10. New England/Indianapolis.... The Patriots X
11. Pittsburgh/Washington... The Redskins X
12. Tampa Bay/Kansas City.... The Buccaneers X
13. Houston/Minnesota.... The Vikings X
14. Dallas/ New York.... The Giants.X
ok? let's see how i do.

UPDATE Tuesday... 9/14 again. this week was a pretty easy one... so I can't say i'm happy. The only real one i'm proud of calling is the Denver Miami game. DUH!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


"We Got The Neutron Bomb" B/W "Solitary Confinement"

What else can be said about this amazing 1978 release from the LA label Dangerhouse ? Both songs are powerful... tuneful... and defined a sound that would eventually become the basis for power punk. Combining The Who with Motorhead... and a touch of Iggy and The Stooges, The Weirdos were a start to a new sound.
Grab the tunes at the links above...and see I'm right.
Another 45 in my beloved collection.


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