Thursday, June 12, 2014

BLOND V. BLANCHE:  Our occasional Spelling Bee correspondent Rafael Noboa has penned for Deadspin a 32-nation analysis for the World Cup of Beer, with multiple recommendations per entrant. For Sam's Army, he recommends:
Captain Hickenlooper's Flying Artillery Ale (Wynkoop Brewing Company) | Just as the U.S. roster is diverse, so is its beer scene. There are too many to choose from, so I went with the one I was drinking when Landon Donovan scored his penultimate World Cup goal to lift the U.S. into the knockout rounds of the 2010 World Cup: Captain Hickenlooper's Flying Artillery Ale. Named after the brewery owner and current Governor, this is a smooth brown ale, possessed of a malty palate with a lingering sweet finish. Do yourself a favor: wherever you are, toast our men with the local brew of your choice. Other options: Too many to count—Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale, Buckeye 76 IPA, Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA, Lagunitas DayTime, New Glaurus Dancing Man Wheat. Pick one of these and leave the Bud for another time. Or never.

1 comment:

  1. Joseph Finn10:37 PM

    I think the central message of this, from reading it earlier today, is that the planet has a lot of really, really good brewers. Very, very nice job, Rafael.