Sunday, November 15, 2009

Depressing football...but great beer.

It's always depressing when the excitement and anticipation of a new NFL season gives way to the stark realization that your favorite teams are, at best, mediocre.

Such was my day today, as I toiled with light housework trying to get my mind off the fact that the Broncos and Cowboys were reaching new heights of "ugh" with their performances.

But the pain eased considerably when I cracked open a great beer tonight. I've had it before, but didn't remember it's simple pleasures until now.

It's called Pandora's Bock, a seasonal from Breckenridge Brewery in the ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado. It's got the traditional maltiness and full mouth-feel of a bock; but with it a nice, subtle hopiness and a smooth sweetness on the finish. I was looking for a good, drinkable fall/winter beer to pair with the snowy weather here in the Rockies today, and Pandora's Bock fits the bill just perfectly. Warms you up without feeling too heavy.

Now, if the Broncos and Cowboys would just show up to play...all would be perfect...