Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Have A Sweet Day!

Let me tell you a little story about Hershey, PA.  It has an amusement park called Hershey Park.  I went there for two days for my anniversary.  End of story!  So the last update came on Friday, which Liz kindly put up for me while I was in the process of being kidnapped by her.  I didn't update Saturday through Monday on account of being on an anniversary trip and all.  Liz is cool with a lot of nonsense, but I wasn't about to push my luck on that one.  Tuesday I didn't update because my mind was too busy being blown by this:

This has seriously been keeping me up at night.  Not because I don't like it, I'm just wicked, wicked confused.  How does this work?  Why is this happening?  What becomes of Hakim Warrick?  I have so many questions!

In terms of beers, there's not actually too much to update on.  See, when you're riding roller coasters like this one:

all day, drinking beer isn't really a big part of the equation.  But lest you fret, I did do some beer drinking!

Friday night, we got to the hotel around 11:30.  Drank one Blue Point Hoptical Illusion (we packed the two beers we had left in the fridge) and passed out.

Saturday we started the day off with lunch at Harvest at the Hotel Hershey.  Harvest is a pretty famous PA restaurant that doesn't use any ingredient that doesn't come from within 150 miles of the restaurant...except for beer.  Some pretty famous beer bloggers complained about it to them, which you can read about here.  Well, suffice it to say, Harvest hasn't actually done much to up its PA beer selection, which is a shame.  I had an Appalachian Brewing Company Mountain Lager, which was kind of sweet but very average.  Then it was off to the park!  Then it was back to the hotel from park!  After we got back, we went across the street to a pizza place, where I had two Yeungling Black and Tans.  We picked up a six pack to take back to the hotel, where I had two Sam Adams Blackberry Wits.

Sunday was the actual anniversary.  We were at Hershey Park till about 10, when we went back and had some year old wedding cake (which was surprisingly delicious) and some fancy-pants champagne.  I also had a Blackberry Wit for good measure.

Monday we drove home after our trip.  I saw a group of Amish people playing baseball while we were driving back which was pretty cool.  Also, I sort of lost my voice when shouting the lyrics to that song "Breakfast at Tiffany's" at Liz while she was trying to drive.  I'm the best!  When we finally got back on Monday night, I was pretty exhausted from spending two days in the sun and just passed out, beerless.  Tuesday night I had one Sam Adams Summer Ale at a friend's place after work.  See?  Not too much beer drinking.  I had 8 beers over the course of 5 days, which for you math whizzes, is behind pace.  To add to this lack of beer drinking: except for my Africa beers, I have no beer in the apartment!  But don't worry, I have a plan.  A sweet, sweet plan involving Hedo Turkoglu.  Let's talk about that now.

So as Liz can attest, basketball and the Phoenix Suns have been making my mind explode in pretty good way recently.  I really, really want to write about basketball, but unfortunately my only place of writing junk is this here beer blog.  So in a stroke of genius (which I just misspelled, by the by), I came up with this idea: I'm going to pick a beer that I think best represents each (projected) member of the 2010/2011 Phoenix Suns, buy it, drink it, and write about it and why I chose it in a series of posts entitled, Beer and Basketball: Alienating All of My Readership.  These posts will actually start tomorrow when I post a whole set of rules I've already sketched out.  Tomorrow I'm hitting up Bierkraft and stocking up.  Let's do this.  Be prepared for regular posting.  I'm back suckas!!!!!!!

Total Beers: 557
Where I Should Be: 531.506 (and the lead starts melt...)


  1. Pretty famous beer bloggers, eh? Too funny...

    I actually heard back from the beverage manager at the Hotel Hershey, and he says that they are adding more PA beers into the mix there, with tap selections coming from Stoudts and Troegs. Hopefully he follows through.

    I was a little skeptical of his beer nerd cred though, as he said he was adding Troegs Rugged Trail Ale. I politely told him that they stopped making that a few months ago.

    Next Fall, Troegs is opening a brewery in Hershey that sounds like a beer nerd's paradise. I good reason to go back.

  2. Hey, famous by my standards anyway! I can report that as of this past Saturday, the only PA beers they had were Troegg's Sunshine Pils, Appalachian Brewing Co's Mountain Lager, and Yuengling Lager. To add more skepticism to their beer nerd cred, the menu listed the Mountain Lager as "Appalachian Brewing Company," I had to ask which one. Suffice it to say, I had read your post prior to going to the restaurant and was excited to see if they had substantially improved their beer selections. Unfortunately not.

    I had heard about the upcoming Troeg's brewery in Hershey. I wonder if there are any plans for a chocolate stout, which would seem pretty apropos given the location.