Hey guys, due to the holiday season, Matt and I have decided to start podcasting every other week to give us a little more time to prep our shows. We hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving and we will talk at you next week!
In the mean time, enjoy this post by Marisa on her site, marisamohi.com.
Gingerbread ’til I’m dead
If you ask me, pumpkin spice can eat a dick.
It’s not that it’s bad, per se, but it’s not the best. What has pumpkin spice ever done that was so great? After all, no one grew up chanting “Run, run, as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the pumpkin spice man!”
Ginger snaps are my favorite cookie. Gingerbread is my favorite sweet bread. The gingerbread latte at Starbucks is my favorite seasonal beverage. And now, I’ve found a beer that warms my innards and fills me with holiday cheer, or at least numbs my seasonal depression enough for me to semi-enjoy the holidays.
Ladies and gentleman, I give you the Sam Adams Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout. I’ve had 3 in the past 4 days.
Right off the bat, you can smell all the glorious holiday spices. It’s like your mom is baking you holiday treats somewhere beneath the foam. The beer is smooth and sweet, like you’d expect from a stout. And alcohol-wise, it’s got just a little bit of heat to it, and kind of reminds me of an imperial stout, without the after burn I associate with higher alcohol beers.
I’d say if you like stouts, kinda desserty beers, holiday beers, or beers with gingerbread men and sleds on the label, this will probably be your new winter obsession. If you try this beer and you still favor pumpkin beers over gingerbread stouts, we most certainly cannot be friends. It’s not negotiable. Because I don’t like to associate with people who are wrong.
I would like to use this beer to make a beer float too. Just put a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the bottom of an imperial pint glass and top with some Merry Maker. Also, if you’re leaving some cookies out for Santa, I think he may appreciate having this beer instead, seeing as how he’s got a lot of work to do in one night and probably would like to blow off some steam.
I realized that I’m dating Chris because he’s a ginger beard man. Clearly I transposed some letters when I was falling in love.