Sam Adams Light
I have few rules of happiness:
1. Never put anything on the top of the car when getting in.
2. Never lay your keys on the car seat when you stop.
3. Never marry a woman with problems worse than your own.
4. Never cheer for Alabama.
Tonight I added a 5th rule of happiness: NEVER NEVER NEVER grind dried jalapeño and cayenne peppers without gloves and a face mask.
My nose has been on fire for the past 2 hours. I’m thinking about slamming the door on my foot to take my mind off the agony that is just inside both nostrils. Luckily the fire didn’t make it deeper into my sinuses. I’m glad I didn’t touch my eyes or take a potty break. That would be real agony.
Mrs. Dan bought a new electric coffee grinder to grind up some of the peppers we’ve been collecting in our garden this summer. They were about the only things the bugs wouldn’t eat… except for the banana peppers. Someone did eat some of those.
She had been warned by Big Mark that you needed a separate grinder if you didn’t want to set your mouth on fire when you take your first sip of coffee in the morning. One of our friends in Kentucky wrote recently on his FaceBook page that he used his wife’s skillet to roast some peppers to make hot sauce and she was ready to hit him with it after it made any corn bread cooked in it hotter’n hell.
Right now I would prefer some hot cornbread over flaming nostrils.
What I wish I had right now is more Sam Adams Light. No, I wouldn’t stick my nose it in to try and cool things down. I want to drink another one. Yes. I said I wanted to drink another light beer.
I bumped into Bob Woodhurst a few weeks back at the grocery store and we were looking over the build-your-own-six display. He mentioned that Sam Adams Light had been selected as the best tasting light beer. Bob’s a pretty knowledgeable guy especially when it comes to wine so I figured he must know something about beer as well. I usually drink light beer when there’s nothing left but Bud left in the sun, or I’m on RAGBRAI. (That’s the only downside to RAGBRAI….the wild bike ride across Iowa… other than pedaling for 70 miles in 99 degree heat on some days….you spent 7 days pedaling across the Iowa and the only beer they seem to stock in the local bars is Bud Light).
If someone had poured this beer into a glass and handed it to me I would never have guessed it was a light beer. It is dark, not as dark as a Killian’s, and has nice dark flavors going on. Malty, not very hoppy. I might even try and sneak this one on Unka Mark. I would have to hold a gun on him to drink a light beer.
I visited the Sam Adams website and even they wouldn’t normally drink or brew a light beer.
[quote type=”center”] Ok, so maybe every once in awhile we have to eat our words. We swore we’d never make a light beer. However, one day we decided people shouldn’t be punished by having to trade taste for calories. We decided to take on the challenge of light beer but it had to be on our terms. How do we create a beer without any sacrifice to flavor that just happened to be a light beer? That meant starting from scratch. It wasn’t easy but after a boat load of trials we finally made a light beer that could fit into the Samuel Adams beer family. [/quote]
“Ok, so maybe every once in awhile we have to eat our words. We swore we’d never make a light beer. However, one day we decided people shouldn’t be punished by having to trade taste for calories. We decided to take on the challenge of light beer but it had to be on our terms. How do we create a beer without any sacrifice to flavor that just happened to be a light beer? That meant starting from scratch. It wasn’t easy but after a boat load of trials we finally made a light beer that could fit into the Samuel Adams beer family.”
“Sam Adams Light® is not just a lighter version of our Samuel Adams Boston Lager® but rather the culmination of over two years of tireless research and brewing trials that proved to be worth the wait. Brewed using only the finest two-row malt and Bavarian Noble hops it has a smooth, complex, roasted malt character that is superbly balanced with the subtle fruity notes of the Noble hops. Sam Adams Light has a crisp and smooth finish without any lingering bitterness, leaving you yearning for that next sip.”
Well done. They also said they entered it in a German beer competition and won. Now that’s cool. Check it out. They got some videos on it.
Well the fire has started to wane in my nose. I’ve added a note to the grocery list to buy some more.
From: Boston, MA
Brewery: Sam Adams