This has all been a long way of saying that this weekend was about one thing, and one thing only: Pats/Broncos. The game was full of intriguing storylines, but Tebow/Brady had been the most hyped. For people outside of Boston, this was apparently an actual discussion with actual people believing both sides of the issue. For me, Tebow is a cute little phenomenon, but much like Tickle Me Elmo, or Tamagotchis, his shelf life is inherently limited. The only thing making this game interesting to those of us from Boston was the increasingly porous nature of the New England pass defense. If there was a defense in the NFL (or even in NFL Europe, or the CFL) that Tebow could pass on, it was this one.
Some of the highlights were:
- Maine Brewing Company Peeper Ale
- Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Boont Amber
- Abita Turbodog
- Left Hand Brewing Co. Sawtooth Ale
- Victory Yakima Glory
And there were also growlers of some now forgotten Berkshire Brewing Company beers. However, this all paled in comparison to the piece de resistance:
A 30 pack of Genesee Beer. Don't be fooled by the amazingly low score that Beer Advocate gave them. They don't want you to buy it so they can have it all for themselves. This is a tremendous beer. Much like the Schlitz that accompanied my Rose Bowl watching, this Genesee was a perfect match for football. It's like a Bud Light that doesn't suck.
Genesee is the beer that Rob Gronkowski would have invented if he were a brewer. Also, new bucket list item: drink beer with Rob Gronkowski.
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I'll be back in a couple days with some more wine-centric posts. I haven't forgotten, I just haven't had anything inspiring recently. There's nothing less exciting than writing a blog post on a mediocre wine. Happy MLK day everyone from Wines Over Somerville.