10 Signs You May Be a Hop Head

10.  Your cellar, basement, kitchen, and/or garage smells like hops

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9.  You have upgraded your bath and/or beauty regime to include only the finest organic hop products

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8. While others are out on Haunted Hollywood tours, you prefer to know the ins and outs of hop fields

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7.  After a night of too many double IPA’s, this happened:

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6.  If you had an emoji, it would be “Wrecked Palate Face”

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5.  Your home décor involves fresh Humulus Lupulus

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4.  You know Nelson Sauvin, and it’s not your neighbor’s cousin

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3. You keep a Hop Chart handy

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2.  Pliny The Younger

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1.  You’ll down right, straight up, literally eat hop pellets

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Cheers!

-Nutty

 

Beer Goggles Would Be Sold at Wal-Mart

Beer Goggles: slang term for the notion that, through the consumption of alcohol, an unattractive person becomes beautiful

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 While this phenomenon typically occurs at a bar, there are a few other places where most of us wish we had them. For example:

3) The Beach – You find a nice spot in front of the waves, you set your cooler down, stretch out your towel, pop open a cold brew and you spot a handsome Richard Gere look-alike with a dazzling tan dashing out of the water. That’s Beer Goggles. In reality, it’s Hulk Hogan.

2) The Fitting Room – The dreaded 360 degree mirror and the horrible lighting in most fitting rooms suddenly stomps on a previous fantasy we had of how good we would look in skinny jeans, or a crop top, or a fitted tee or stripes. Suddenly, we look like Adam Sandler in “Jack and Jill.”

1) Wal-Mart –  See “Walmartians” below

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IPA: Not Text Lingo, Beer IPA

Beyond beer festivals, beer bottle-shaped cake pans, and craft beer itself, there’s one topic more important to cover first: WHAT IS BEER IPA?

In Peter LaFrance’s Beer Basics, he describes it as: “INDIA PALE ALE: The name given to a high-gravity (7% to 8% alcohol by volume) pale ale that was intentionally well-hopped so that it could survive the long voyage from the United Kingdom to the far reaching…British Empire.”

Hopped?? You ask? Hop refers to a flowering herb used as a preservative.  This ultimately determines the taste in beer also. Stay tuned for a full beer glossary….

Featured: Raging Bitch Belgian Style IPA

Alcohol content: 8.30%  brewed by Flying Dog Brewery. We recently tried it at Blue Dog Beer Tavern in Sherman Oaks, CA. Great sports bar with outdoor patio!

Recommended for: “double IPA” lovers or those who enjoy dark beer more than light. It has a sharp after taste!

Not recommended for: your boss’s birthday party, ANY office party, your girlfriend during that time of month, or Mother’s Day gift.

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