Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Trader Joe's Finds of the Week

The beer edition!

Zeph and I like to try new beers from TJs every so often (okay, usually once a week). We each get a six pack so that we can try two different types of beer (plus, if one of us hates it, the other will probably drink it). This week we went all out and got three six packs because neither of us wanted to waste a beer-of-the-week pick on the pumpkin ale, but we were both dying to try it. Here are my reviews of this week's brews.

Pumpkin Ale by Kennebunkport Brewing Company: Does it taste like pumpkin? Yes. Does it taste like beer? Yes. Is that weird? Strangely, it works. This beer is fairly sweet, and not too hoppy nor too malty. An all-around weird and tasty beer.

Henninger Premium Frankfurt Beer: An ok beer. It tastes (and looks) like a Heineken, so don't expect much more than you would get from your average supermarket beer.

Black Toad Distinctive Dark Ale: I love this beer! After having this and the TJs special ale, I have decided that dark beer full of toasted malt flavor is definitely my thing. I wish I could come up with a convincing, logical argument to accompany such a spectacular ale, but I can't. All I can do is continue to sit here drinking it (yes, I am drinking beer and blogging simultaneously) and insist that you go out and pick up a six pack.

P.S. In case anybody was wondering, TJs isn't paying me to write any of these crazy posts, though I am thinking of asking for a small sum.

P.P.S.S. Yes, I am drinking at 6pm. Yes, I am a busy college student, and I will be doing homework later. No, the two are not incompatible.

P.P.P.S.S.S. If you (the reader) happen to be a professor of mine, I promise I am not about to do any homework for your class.


Blogger indil said...

Am I the only one that sees a similarity between Trader Joe's and radical socialism/Communism? "Come get your Moscow Flakes! Why? Because it's the only cereal within a 500-mile radius!" Maybe one day they'll provide everyone with unisex onesie clothing so we can all look the same while we shop there too. You're not a Communist, are you Sara? ;-)

December 19, 2007 5:57 PM  

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