Sunday, 12 June 2011

Beer and F1

So I'm watching the Canadian Grand Prix this evening whilst I wait for our roast chicken to cook. So what beer to have whilst watching a full on sport?

Stone Ruination is my beer of choice for this one, it might have been something by Brewdog but I've only got the 32% Tactical Nuclear Penguin at home and I'm ageing that as an experiment. It's a beer that is as full on as an F1 race and has on many occasions lived up to it's name!

As Murray would say 'and we're GO GO GO!'

Ok bit of a let down in as much as the race started behind the safety car but the beer is fucking awesome!

Nose : Orange, tiny bit of aniseed, quite a lot of sweet candy too.
Look : Bright orange, cloudy, the look of an IPA that needs to be drunk!
Taste : Bitter, with some malty sweetness at the end. More balanced than I was expecting to be honest, maybe it's because it's not as fresh as it should be but I still absolutely love this beer. It reminds me of San Francisco, somewhere I need to go back to soon! Not before Denver though!

Which beer for which sport people? Ideas?

10 comments:

another face in the crowd said...

when skiing: Pabst Blue Ribbon, the ski bum's beverage of choice.

arn said...

water skiing might be more apt looking at canada currently!

Rabidbarfly said...

What a race! Well deserving of the two bottles of Ruination! Amazing!

Tandleman said...

F1? FO!

Rabidbarfly said...

Lovely Tandie-Boy, knew I could count on you to lower the tone. What time did you and Tyson start drinking this morning?

Tandleman said...

You'll have to ask Tyson. I don't do breakfast drinking and hate F1 pathologically. I was indifferent to it until I worked with an adherent that followed it all over Europe. That's fine, but the subsequent ear bending has cured me of it forever.

Anonymous said...

I'd say Bradfield Farmers Bitter, Castle Rock Harvest Pale or Acorn Barnsley Bitter. Because these are the sort of beers I have at the New Barrack Tavern before watching the football at Hillsborough.

Ghost Drinker said...

I bet you burnt the roast then! What a fantastic race though! Best one I've seen in a long time. It was bottles of Buxton Axe Edge and Thornbridge Raven for me :)

Rabidbarfly said...

excuuuuuuse me? Never burnt a roast IN. MY. LIFE.

Ghost Drinker said...

hehehe, you must have finished it a long time before the race finished then! :)