I was looking at the New Glarus Brewery website and was interested in their new Unplugged Old English Porter. I did a search and their site said Bob's Liqueur (or is it called Beverage??) in Columbus carried it.
WHAT? A place in Columbus that has actual beer?
So I stopped in and was pleasantly pleased to see a variety of micro brews which had not been there before. This must have been new. I made sure the woman behind the counter knew I was happy and then felt I had to buy a 4-pack. I took my treasure home and opened a bottle and it was the 2nd worst beer I've ever had in my life (Lazy Mutt was #1)! I actually poured the 2md half of the bottle out. Elweed will be getting some.
Looking at their site again it says "Half of the batch went through a souring fermentation, in the traditional way, to promote the characteristic wine-like acidity. Yea - like chewing on aluminum. YUCH!
hmmmmm - My latest One Putt 12 that went down the drain with an infection - I could have said "Half of the batch went through a souring fermentation" and sold it.
I looked at Beer Advocate and 14 politically correct reviewers rate it as an A-. I'm going to have to enter my opinion on Beer Advocate. Seems others are being kind and giving high grades. I think it sucks and will tell them.
I've been taking photos of all the downtown eateries for the Main Street website and noticed that Pizza Shak was still open. I believe they have the best pizza in Columbus but they have had some business partner problems in the past.
I stopped to say high and was wearing my Ale Asylum shirt (the best Micro Brewery in the area) and when they saw me they all started laughing. While this is not uncommon I was rather curious why was someone was laughing at me THIS time.
It seems it was my Ale Asylum shirt. They had 5 employees all making frozen pizza's for Ale Asylum. If you go to Ale Asylum and order a pizza you will get a Pizza Shak pizza! WELL DONE guys, you have the Ale Asylum account. SWEET!!
So if you make it to AA and get a pizza make sure you compliment them on the pizza.
So - go to Bob's Liqueur (or Beverage) and buy some micro brew and thank them, then go to Ale Asylum and get a pizza and tell them it was good (it will be).
After you are finished at AA you should drive back to Columbus and go to Mullins before they close for the season on SUNDAY! That's right, closing for the season.
And while I was there there was a SUV that had some pretty awesome airbrushing and with extreme immediateness I thought of Tod and his Columbus Carriage Works. I think I found what has been missing on his carriages. He has to trick them out a little!!
SO - Bob's for a sixer of Micro brew then Ale Asylum for Pizza Shak Pizza afterword drive back to Columbus and go to Mullins, but first stopping on the way for a carriage at the Columbus Carriage Works and then a quick jaunt to Waterloo for some airbrushing at X-treme Air (920 988 1420 ask for Willie).
Speaking of Columbus Carriage Works, check out Tod's blog yesterday which shows before and after photos of his shop (which is across from the City Hall).
I'm trying to rescue a photo and this is getting mixed reviews - what can ya do. I gotta shove it out there for the world to see.
I was looking at my online sports book and noticed a few interesting bets.
Mission Mars: Will a human land on Planet Mars before December 31, 2020?
NO -500 (bet $100 and get $150 back)
YES +300 (bet $100 and get $400 back)
Green Bay Packers o/u regular season wins
Regular Season Wins Over 8½ -135
Regular Season Wins Under 8½ +105
The sports books have the Packers behind both the Vikings and the Bears.
INFOMERCIAL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oshkosh Public Museum Presents Public Enemies Weekend Events
Time may be ticking down on the Oshkosh Public Museum’s The Era of Public Enemies exhibit, but the museum is fueling up for an autumn full of flashy cars and semi-celebrities. Weekend programming, including a Public Enemies car show and movie extra day, will provide fun family outings into the fall.
Oshkosh, WI – August 26, 2009 - The Oshkosh Public Museum is planning several weekend events to coincide with the summer’s blockbuster exhibit, The Era of Public Enemies. This fall, exhibit programming and events will bring back the glitz and glamour of those few days of Hollywood in Oshkosh .
“We’ve had great success with the exhibit thus far,” explains museum marketing coordinator Megan Del Debbio, “but we’d like to finish with some family-friendly weekends that give visitors a last-chance glimpse behind-the-scenes of Public Enemies before the exhibit leaves the museum in October.”
On Saturday, September 12, the museum will host Chrome and Cocktails, a Public Enemies vintage car show. A number of 1920s and 1930s cars used on set for the filming of Public Enemies will be on display on the museum grounds from 1-4 pm. After cruising the grounds and taking in the car show, visitors will be invited to step inside for free non-alcoholic cocktails served from Johnny D’s, the exhibit nightclub. As part of the day’s events, the museum invites visitors to dress up in 1930s clothing to be judged for a costume contest.
On Saturday, October 3, the museum will give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at what went into the production of the Public Enemies movie. Movie extras, set designers and stagehands will be at the museum from 1-3:30 pm to talk about their roles and experiences in the production of the Hollywood hit. Adding to the day’s festivities, light refreshments and non-alcoholic cocktails will be served from the exhibit nightclub starting at 1:00 pm.
The museum will wrap up the exhibit with a free admission day for University of Wisconsin Oshkosh alumni on Saturday, October 17, from 10 am–4:30 pm. The museum is pleased to present this offer in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Association and in conjunction with UW Oshkosh’s 2009 Homecoming festivities.
Well - it's time for me to run to the dentist for some humiliation and dehumanization as they poke my gum's with sharp sticks and then yell at me for not flossing five times a day.