“Happy Friday”

August 28, 2009


Happy Friday Nerd City. DISCLAIMER: Nerd City does not advocate breaking the law but if you do make sure you do it with a sweet stache. Did you know in Smokey and the Bandit they were driving 400 cases of Coors to Atlanta. The first time I watched Smokey and the Bandit I knew that when I grew up I would have a mustache. I don’t have that sweet stache yet but I do fancy myself a bootlegger of sorts. There are a lot of great beers out there but not all of them come to Chicago. I found myself in Wisconsin heading toward Chicago I decided to stop and pick up some cheap smokes, fireworks and New Glarus. New Glarus has won more awards then Micheal Phelps on a Red Bull binge. New Glarus is only available in Wisconsin, they used to be in Chicago back when I was still buying beer with a fake ID but they decided to pull out. New Glarus’s head brewer Dan Carey has trained in Germany and Chicago’s Seibel Institute. He has made some fantastic beers; Wisconsin Belgian Red (A beer made with over a pound of cherries in each bottle), Fat Squirrel (An amazing nut brown ale) and every ones favorite Spotted Cow. Spotted Cow is a brilliant beer, its light and sweet with a mild malt character. People in Chicago go nuts for the Spotted Cow. Spotted Cow is a cream ale, a style of beer that is fermented at lower temperatures to give it a crisp flavor. Part of Spotted Cow’s charm is you can’t get it here in Chicago, its a rare treat that you only get to experience in Wisconsin. When I am visiting Wisconsin it always amazes me the availability of New Glarus products. They are everywhere and not just one or two New Glarus beers. You will be in a mom and pop liquor store and find 4 or 5 of their year round beers and at least 1 or 2 of the seasonal beers. New Glarus is a great brewery I highly recommend trying one of their beers next time your in the great cheese state. Till next time, Cheers!

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    4 Responses to ““Happy Friday””

    1. ben Says:

      The funny/ sad thing is that many many bars throughout Wisconsin have Spotted Cow on tap for just as cheap as Miller Light. However, most people still drink Miller Light. Whatever.

    2. bob Says:

      Its part of my never ending quest to bring fire to the people.

    3. hanni Says:

      We’ve got good news, and bad news. The good news is that with Mike’s help I was *finally* able to jump through the hoopps and register to comment to your blog. Not sure how anyone who drinks a lot of beer is going to be able to figure it all out, though…it’s complicated! The bad news is that we were in Wisconsin yesterday and didn’t stop on the way home to bring back a six-pack of New Glarus. THANK GOODNESS there are plenty of other good draft beers to choose from at Hackney’s.