Monday, November 10, 2008

For the child in all of us

In addition to America, public libraries and The Cars, Massachusetts has just given you something great.

Boston Beer Co., the company that makes Sam Adams beer, announced that it's making a chocolate dessert beer just in time for the holidays. My first thought was, “Yummo!” My second thought was, “Wait, could that be gross?” My third thought was, “Beer and chocolate joining forces can only be for the good of mankind.” My fourth thought was, “Why is it Monday? I want to party now!” And then I fell asleep at my desk.

Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock will apparently be on the shelves throughout the holiday season.


Red said...

Mmmm...chocolate and beer sounds crazy delicious.

And, really? You're taking credit for The Cars?

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

They've been making chocolate bock for a long time now.

Falwless said...

I don't know what I think about this. Someone please tell me.

danielle970 said...

My first thought was, even beer companies have found a way to commercialize Christmas.

Doesn't mean I won't be trying it, and doesn't mean it's not DELICIOUS!

Liz said...

Red: The Cars are awesome! One of the most underrated bands out there.

The Idefet. Mj.: They announced it today like it was news. Bastards!

words words words said...

This is tremendous news! I've had stouts with very subtle chocolateyness, but never an outright chocolate beer. I have high hopes.

BeckEye said...

Well, in the past year I discovered that I like that raspberry beer, which sounds weird but tastes really good. Considering I hate raspberries and LOVE chocolate, I can't imagine this being bad. Of course, I love iced tea and we all know what shit those twisted tea/beer concoctions are.

In other words, I don't know how to feel, so I'll just forget that I even know about this.

Jon said...

God bless America.

movin' down the road said...

hmmm. I'm not so sure. I am surprised at how popular that pumpkin beer was/is. So not so sure about this one. But hey, I will try it.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Okay, I'm sorry to sound like a beer snob, but, seriously people, put down the Bud Light and take a tour down the beer aisle.

Raspberry wheat is one of my favorite drinks for a warm summer night.

I look forward to pumpkin ales every fall.

I love the winter because it means that stouts and porters are on the horizon (unless you're an ass like me and horde them through the winter to condition for the summer).

Words words words: Try Rogue's chocolate stout. Amazing.

The chocolate bock will still have plenty of dark chocolate character to it (expect more bitterness from the chocolate as opposed to hops), but since it's a bock it's still fairly light on the tongue and not filling like a stout or porter.

Also, there's lots of Christmas/winter ales out there. Red and Liz, since you're in Cali, you should be able to find some Anchor Christmas. If you have the room, save a bottle or two in a cool, dark place to try next year, too.

This comes highly recommended by me, and if I have to post a picture of my beer gut to get you all to believe, then I will!

Red said...

Mjenks: My inner beer snob must tell you, from what I know about most of the people who've left comments here, we wouldn't drink Bud Light if you paid us.

Personally, I'm not a big fan the fruit/food beers, or Anchor Steam for that matter, but I'll try Anchor Christmas, just for you.

Mathdude said...

I had Sam Adams' holiday-something-or-other last year and it was undrinkable! I think it was some kind of cranberry crap - blech! Buyer beware on the chocolate beer.

Red, the Cars were brilliant. Ric Okasec is a genius.

The Guv'ner said...

I've tried chocolate beer and it was heinous. Nasty. Nice idea, sure, but ICK! Plus I didn't really taste much chocolate. I think that was the problem.

I just ranted at the Stache yesterday about liqueurs so I think it's been established (by me anyway) that alcohol + chocolate = NO.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Mathdude's comment was directed at the cranberry lambic. I have a love/hate relationship with the lambic. The recipe seems to change every year and it's either good or not so good.

But then, you can say the same about lambics as a whole.

Old Fezziweg is a much better brew for the holidays, in my opinion.

Anchor Steam is one of my 'meh' beers, but the Christmas Ale is awesome. Although, for some reason, I have this nagging feeling like I read something about them not making it anymore.

I'm hoping that most people don't drink Bud Light, but at the same time, some of the comments seemed to wonder that there was a whole world of beer out that there wasn't bright yellow and fizzy.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Anchor Christmas Ale

pistols at dawn said...

The last time I had a chocolate stout, I was left wanting more from both halves of the equation. Plus, as a dude, I don't need to put the "candy" in "candy ass."

Del-V said...

How about beer with pretzels? It would be uber-Bavarian