- The boy. Is he dead too?
- The boy, Jason.
- In the lake, the one – the one who attacked me – the one who pulled me underneath the water.
- Ma’am, we didn’t find any boy.
- But – then he’s still out there……………………..
Doo Dee Doo Doo, Doo Dee Doo Doo. Welcome to Friday the 13th, ladies and gents. Generally I have no idea that Friday the 13th is actually occurring unless someone points it out to me. I really don’t care what day it is most of the time. Today however there’s a little added significance, although oddity might be a better word, that separates today’s Friday the 13th from the other two we’ve had this year. Once today, July 13th is over, there will not be another Friday the 13th until September of 2013. That’s 14 months, the longest interval you can expect between this weird little day that seems to get some people all freaked out and checking behind closet doors. Did you need to know this little bit of useless trivia? Most certainly not, but it’s the Internet folks and we’re all about sharing seemingly useless information purely to entertain ourselves. That’s the same reason you’ll come to sites like this to tell us what you’re drinking or sharing experiences of recent beers that you’ve been sampling. Not exactly useful information, but I certainly like reading it. I’m guessing you do to.
Tonight, I’ll be cracking into a mixed 12 pack from Sam Adams called the IPA Hop-Ology. I have mixed emotions already. I like Sam Adams, appreciate what they do, respect most of their beers, but I’ve never really been overwhelmed by their offerings. I don’t think I’m alone in that either. Where other brewers have grown with the latest surge of craft beer, Sam seems to be stuck where they’ve always been. That’s not a bad thing from a business standpoint but most Aleheads only grab their beers when it’s the closest port in a storm. Unless it’s a sampling of Utopias, I can’t imagine too many of us are seeking them out. Well, in the case of this mixed 12 pack, I think Sam is taking a step in the right direction. I’ve professed my own love for mixed 12 packs many times over but I feel that this offering from Sam Adams is a great way to get the true craft fan to give some of their beers a try. Who wouldn’t want to try 6 different IPA’s from the same brewer, all in one spot? I’ve had a couple of the beers in the mix, like the Latitude 48 (Meh, with a capital M) and the Tasman Red IPA (Tasty), but others I’m excited to try like their take on a Baltic IPA and their Imperial. It’s a box of 6 different IPA’s, 2 bottles a piece. I’m an easy sell.
So, that’s what I’ll be drinking tonight. Not the most useful information, but I figured I would share anyway.
Now tell the rest of us…
What are you drinking tonight?