You may have noticed it's been 2 weeks since my last update. I have no excuse. Just laziness. I am working behind the scenes on spicing this place up. By that I mean just updating the template.
Listen, you came for the beer, didn't you? Let's write about beer.
So I visited my local beer store, and my girlfriend spotted some beer from the land of her people. Now Mexico is not a place known for it's good beer...it's known for skunky lagers in clear bottles that have limes in them to mask the funk. Alternatively, Tecate. But not these guys...this is CRAFT beer from Mexico! Hecho a mano en México! So it's time to break out charmap.exe so I can type some of these accents, and get this going:
From the website, this is a brown ale. Taking a sniff, it smells like a fairly typical dark lager. It tastes a bit sweet, with a hint of molasses. It's basically a typical dark lager. I honestly thought this was a lager until I read the website. This is a strange thing, and now I kind of feel like an asshole. But this is my website, so the beer is to blame.
This beer is ok. If this beer came up and was like, "hey dude, let's hang out!" I would say...sure thing, Obscura. Let's roll. But if I was trying to figure out what to do on a Friday night, I wouldn't say "call up Obscura! He's always a good time!" We're just not friends like that.
Beerhound Grade: B-
Cucapá Chupacabras Pale Ale
Now, it takes a certain sort of balls to put "the Goat Sucker" on your beer. But, they have a cool little drawing that looks all fun and demonic, and who wouldn't want to drink Chupacabra beer? It sounds so cool! I mean, I like pale ales, I like cryptozoology, two great tastes that go great together, right?
It looks coppery like most other pale ales I've had in my day, but it smells....odd. It's sweet and sugary, almost a brown sugar scent. I'm not used to my beers smelling like pastries.
The taste? Well it tastes like it smells. It's really really sweet. Not that interesting bitter barleywine sweet, just super sweet. I'm not a man who enjoys sweet beer as a rule....Newcastle is a bit sweet for my tastes, just to lay out where we're at here, but man, I don't enjoy this beer.
Halfway through the pint and it's a struggle. Then I remembered I'm not on Man vs. Food and not only will I not get a t-shirt at the end of this, I won't even get my picture on this wall.
Fuck this beer, you're gone. By that I mean, "pawned off to someone else who likes sweet beer."
Better luck next time, Mexico.
Beerhound rating: D+
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