Tuesday, June 15, 2010

This Is What I Drink : 44

Baseball Beers

So it was nice to enjoy a Wilmington Blue Rocks game the other night. It was probably the first time I've been there in about 7 or 8 years, and of course I needed something to drink. I first tried the Dogfish Head Shelter Pale Ale (bottom picture.) I actually can't be certain that it was this beer, as the tap was unlabeled, but using my master taste buds I could deduce that it was indeed correct. I'd call Shelter Pale Ale a bit of an introductory or transitional microbrew. It's the kind of beer you'd first give a macro drinker to ease him into something crazier like the 60-minute (not that crazy) or 90-minute IPA. That's not to say it's bad, because it's definitely more flavorful than a regular macro, but it's just not very adventurous or inspiring. I feel like once you've tried it, it's not one I would go back to in the same way I would the 60-minute IPA.

Next is the Budweiser tall boy can. This was clearly a case of volume and value more than anything. For 24 ounces of Budweiser you only paid about $1.50 more for those extra 12 ounces. That said, we're talking about ballpark prices, so I believe the Dogfish was $5.25 and the Bud $6.75, so you're royally screwed either way. I don't have a whole lot to say about Budweiser. It's not a bad beer to drink at a baseball game, especially one where you don't care what's going on the game. That's about all the positives I have to say about it. The can looks alright, I suppose.

1 comment:

  1. I interned with a Minor League baseball team in college - the Trenton Thunder and we took a trip to a Blue Rocks game. They had a bus that was taking everyone down, but I chose to drive myself. Let's just say that a bus full of other interns wasn't my scene.

    When we showed up to the stadium, they gave us $10 "Blue-Rock Dollars" to spend on lunch (it was a daytime game). I, being underemployed and in college, spent all of my funny money on Beer. Before the first pitch of the game, I had one tall boy in each hand.

    I looked around to see if anyone else was drinking... NOPE! I was the only person to drive myself down, and was also the only one getting boozed.

    I don't regret a thing!