I went to Total Wine and Beer on Midlothian Turnpike today because we took the kids to Cici's pizza and it was next door. I spent 66 dollars on beer so I'm hoping it will last a couple of days. If you are a drunk in the Richmond area, this is the place to go: Bigfoot Expedition '04 $6.50 a six, MacESSON TRIPLE STOUT $6.50 a six. I was TORQUED. Hell, even the Brookland Brewery Black Chocolate Stout was under eight buck. I also bought a giant Smuttynose Brewery sampler and couple of odd bottles. The wife bought me six pint glasses for Valentines Day so I'm drinking everything all continental and classy. Anyhoos, before I become blind from the booze and have trouble breathing much less typing, let me get this one in.
I saw the 6 of VICTORY OLD HORIZONTAL BARLEYWINE style ALE and it was 12 bux. Fuck that, I said. They had a single over in the individual section and thus I WAS IN! It clocks in at 11% and I'm drinking it after drinking a SWANKSWANKSWANK McEsson Triple Stout so U can TELL where MI pallette IS. It's got a really beautiful yet melancholy taste- kinda fruity and orange peelist. It smokes the Bigfoot Expedition Barleywine because it has the same amount booze concentration but the Old Horizontal is far smoother and mellower while delivering that lethal dose of akahaul. I mean, it IS a barleywine and it will open up your sinuses like Vicks Vapo-rub BUT is will make you feel all Guccione-esque as opposed to Hefner-esque. 12 bux a six is steep but I could see getting this if you're a big hops and lager fan.
OK, maybe that was a bit harsh. I am completely ignorant of the health issues involved, but I do recall that civet (cats, kind of) were linked to SARS, so there may be other reasons than my questionable animosity towards vegetarians.