Close to a month has passed since my last #BeerForTheGame blog. During that month our beloved B’s have continued on a nice push towards the number one seed. I for one hope they don’t push it too hard, because if they end up with that cursed Presidents Trophy I’m going to burn down my house. I’ll get all of my beer out of the cellar first and that’ll be the first #BeerForTheFire. Friggin Presidents Trophy…
Anyhow, we have Mr. Jake DeBrusk visiting his hometown tonight when the B’s take on our old spending buddy Peter Chiarelli and the Oilers. And yes, the Chiarelli method of ruining cap space is in full effect in Edmonton. Peter guy has four players, FOUR PLAYERS, combining for a cap hit of $33M for the upcoming ’18-19 season ($37M in actual salary), and that’s not even counting any defensemen. It’s amazing he can actually form a full roster.
Less surprisingly though is the Oilers are just 1 point ahead of our other good buddy, Claude Julien’s Canadiens. Both are cellar dwellers in their respective conferences.
The look from the top in Boston is pretty nice nowadays.
Onto the important stuff though; the beer. Tonight I wanted something refreshing, fruity, and bright, so off to my cellar I went. And out I came with a 2012 Goose Island Juliet. Yea, yea, yea, I know GI is an InBev company now but they weren’t in 2012, so I’m getting off on a technicality with this one.
Goose Island Juliet is a very nicely crafted Belgian style with wild ale yeast that’s aged in cabernet barrels with blackberries. By now a lot of the big fruit flavors and sweetness have died off, but there’s just enough to round well with the notes of oak and tannin. I’m not big into the super sour beers (my belly can’t take it) but this is close to perfection with a solid tart flavor that’s not at all over the top. Definitely not pound-able, and slightly better than sip-able, it’s perfect for a late game. Make sure you get your hands on one sooner than later if you can.