Know what I really, really love?
I’ll let you think on that for a moment, if it isn’t already obvious.
I love beer. I love writing about beer. I love being back online in order to share my writing about beer with those of you foolish enough to pay any attention whatsoever to me. I love having defeated the cyber-nerds (Shera style), despite it taking 6 months and some moolah, to bring you my latest beer review:
Lighthouse Brewing‘s Overboard Imperial Pilsner.
Yaaaarrrrr *said in a throaty, piratical voice*
I’ll kick things off the plank by saying that I normally don’t get too excited about pilsners. They always seem… a little land-lubbery to me. Dried out, washed up, not fit for sea travel. Easy drinkin’, definitely. But not something to get too hyped up about unless one is planning on drinking 24 of them in an hour, in which case a big kick of flavour is not really a winning quality.
But this Pilsner? First off, it has an awesome label… the kind that I would seriously (while drunk) consider getting tattooed on my bicep (which looks bigger when I’m drunk), perhaps with “Mom” over top. The label is what drew me to pick it off the shelf. The flavour is what would draw me to do the same again.
Bold, feisty, adventurous… and 8.5%! After a few (one) of these, that tattoo is sounding like a pretty great idea. On an empty stomach, after a rough day (metaphorically at sea), this pilsner packs a helluva punch! I would walk the plank for this big brew any day, as long as that ended with me stranded on a tropical desert island with Johnny Depp and cases upon cases of Overboard. That could happen, right? Fingers crossed.
SIDE NOTE: Happy to be back after a serious case of the Nerd Hack… but have a lot of beer drinking to catch up on! Please be patient as we do our best to get back into the swing of things in time to celebrate our First Blog Anniversary at Thanksgiving!