It's been a couple of unremarkable days of beer. Yeah, it happens.
Wait. Don't leave. There's an explanation.
Went to a local karaoke bar (or, rather, a local dive with karaoke).
Me: Are there were any beer specials tonight?
Server: Yep. Coors an Coors Light.
Me: Um, ok. What all do you have on tap?
Server: Coors and Coors Light.
Me: Ok, then, Coors Light it is......
You know, it's beer. Wet, cold, golden color. It's also low alcohol and fizzy as soda pop, so you can have a couple while singing and not get "forgetful" enough to not know the lyrics....or the song.
Tuesday's Brew: Saranac Brewing - Lake Effect Lager
On the way to yet another family holiday gathering, I picked up a winter-mix 12-pack from Saranac, since it was on sale and I was intrigued by the choices. First out of the box, I tried the Lake Effect Lager. While it does have more distinct flavor that some lagers, I can't say it's particularly memorable. It's not as smooth as I would have expected, and is actually a bit more hoppy than many lagers I've tried. For me , it finished much more like a pale ale than a lager. Not bad, but not what I expected out of a lager.
Monday's Cue: Tonic - If You Could Only See
Had to add this song today. It's several years old - but the first big song from Tonic, a band that had a few modest hits. Their lead singer, Emerson Hart, is a fantastic songwriter and has a great solo album called Cigarrettes and Gasoline. Check it out. This song is a favorite because it's a karaoke song that I can actually sing (see the above Coors Light entry...).
Tuesday's Cue: The Weepies - When You Go Away
The Weepies are, hands down, one of my favorite bands of the 2000's. Great indie pop with heartfelt lyrics and more hooks than a tackle box. Their 2010 effort, Be My Thrill, is in my top 10 of the year.