Pampers N’ Pints 2014 Beer Madness

Most of you have already been eliminated from your NCAA bracket challenges and have started drinking beer anyway, so I’d like to introduce the first ever Pampers n’ Pints Beer Madness.

Yes, finally brackets I can’t screw up…

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Wait, how does this work? I hope I don’t have to do any math. 16 beers have been reviewed during the life of this blog and all 16 are represented in this tournament. Their seeds have been determined based on where they finished in the previous beer polls, hence an overall bracket has been created above.

What do you need from me? I hardly have any time between drinking these beers and watching basketball. Not much. Just simply vote in the two polls below and then check back Thursday for next matchups.

Today’s Voting ROUND 1 MATCH UPS

Need to refresh your memory on each of these beers? Here are their reviews from previous blog entries.

Make sure to check back tomorrow for additional round 1 matchups!

plinyPliny The Elder

Brewed by: Russian River Brewery   Santa Rosa, Ca

Style: American double IPA

ABV: 8.0%

If I could live out the rest of my days swimming in a pool of this stuff I would, but no one will give me the construction loan I need to make it happen. Perhaps it’s because I always ask while under the influence of this delight.

This beer is so good brewers melt into gold when brewing it.

If this beer was an orgy it would consist of Megan Fox, Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba.

Have I mentioned this beer is amazing? Read More…

octoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

Brewed by Samuel Adams Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts

Style Marzen/Oktoberfest

ABV: 5.30%

I don’t typically drink Sam Adams, but when I do, I prefer Octoberfest. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this delight for the first time. Its malty taste is similar to a standard Sam Adams which I’ve grown tired of, but there is something more to this beer. Caramel, tasty malt, pumpkin, and hints of hops make this beer a solid brew. I highly recommend it. Best served poured into a chilled pint glass.

rogue_dead_guy_growler

Dead-Guy Ale

Brewed by Rogue Ales Newport, Oregon

Style Maibock

ABV 6.50%

Rogue makes some pretty spectacular bottles both inside (the beer) and literally the bottle itself. Their demonic, skeletal branding is either a result of brilliant marketing, or an actual depiction of what one will look like should they keep drinking their beers. I’m hoping for the first but I’d settle for the second. (Wait a second…)

Dead Guy Ale is a bready, malty ale that pours nice and goes down smooth. Great beer for spring when you don’t necessarily want a lager, but you don’t want anything too strong either.

triple karmelietTripel Karmeliet

Brewed by: Brouwerij Bosteels Brewery: Buggenhout, Belgium

Style: Belgium Tripel

ABV: 8.4%

The Bosteels brewery has been in operation since 1791 and is the maker of this exquisite liquid. This malt-laden tasty treat is surprisingly not brewed by monks, as many Belgian beers are, but one has got to assume at least one monk was hired at some point, over the course of 222 years, no? Are monks allowed to take regular jobs? Come to think of it I think I may have seen a monk working at Arby’s once so I’m going to say yes to that one.

Those Belgian monks really have life all figured out. They sleep. They meditate. They make beer. They live in silence. I have to go talk to my high school guidance counselor because she definitely led me astray. Read More…

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