Blog-lite, holiday edition. A microbrew review

Captain Frugal and his platoon of tightwads normally stick to supermarket cubes of generically brewed, watery beer. But when on holiday, and microbrews are around $6.99 a six-pack, penny-pinching gives way to experimentation and assessment. We sipped a selection of employee-owned, windmill-powered, carbon neutral beers, long on self-referential label spiels, and short on neon advertising.

But most beer reviews are too wanky. Here are real unprepared comments sought from people actually drinking the beers in question.

Fat Tire Amber Ale

It made me feel dizzy! That was good.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

It has a pleasant green label that makes me feel happy when I look at it.

New Belgium Mighty Arrow Pale Ale

Um, it’s awesome, that’s its best feature. It tastes like Little Creatures … but littler.

Full Sail Amber ale

“I bet you 5 bucks you couldn’t drink all 6 of them.”

“You’re on…”

Trumer Pils

/belch/ …….. /beeeeelch/

“That was not cute!


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Thomas the Think Engine is the blog of a trained economist. It comes to you from Melbourne Australia.

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