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It's the most wonderful time of the year - OKTOBERFEST! So far the Beerman has tried Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Ichabod Pumpkin, and Saranac Pumpkin. The Beerman will be rating all of them soon but it's all good.
The Beerman just saw this psychobabble on a brewery's website: "(Name blocked out to protect an otherwise good brewery) is a principle-centered, environmentally respectful and socially conscious company..." ¤gag¤ ¤retch¤ ¤puke¤ ¤spew¤ ¤hurl¤ ¤dry heave¤ The Beermansez, "Hey Nancy and Brenda -- Get over yourselves! You're a brewer of micros, not Rosie O'Donnell or Mrs William Clinton. Leave that PC crap for the girls who make and sip Zima."
The Beerman is not a happy camper. He has been noticing several disturbing trends lately. The first is the Beerman sees more and more Coors Light and Bud Light in his beloved Beer Stores in Ontario. WAKE UP YOU STOOPID HOSERS! You're living in a land with many great micros and you're buying bland, mass-produced swill.
The next very disturbing thing the Beerman has encountered is the new Labatt Blue radio ads where they tell "men" how to identify the beats they will hear while they are out drinking Labatt Blue with their lady friends. No man would ever listen to rehashed disco/techno. No man at all. Pretty soon they will probably include those little bamboo umbrellas in every case. The Beerman sez, "Be a real man and drink a real beer at the nearest sports bar."
The Beerman also sees a very disturbing billboard ad on I-190 in Barfalo, Peoples' Republic of New York. It has pictures of seriously watered-down swill where one picture is supposed to be Mich Ultra and the Other is Aspen Edge. It claims that Aspen Edge is "darker" and therefore has more flavor than Ultra. The Beerman says that is like saying that the Backstreet Boys can beat up NSync. They both still suck.