Beer Log: Right Now
State: Watching Drink Up
Sitting here with the wife watching the "Cooking Channel". A new channel I'm sure is meant to compete with Food Network and probably the Fine Living Network. Anyway the host is this brotha (Darryl Robinson) that wears extra-medium sized polo shirts. The show takes you to a number of craft beer bars, mostly in the New York City (NEW YORK CITY!). They hit the basics by quickly explaining the difference b/t ales and lagers as well as the dude pouring some different beers, even a little history, all while at the Pony Bar. Next they hit a gastro pub and the cook (or owner?) quickly whips up a beef roast braised in IPA and it looks great. I like the way they present the artisanal side of beer, and how great the variety is. They have some guys that are doing a great job explaining beering.
The black dude likes to take things and make cocktails after the bartender does his thing. Like he makes a ginger/vodka cocktail with a lager and a michelada with brown ale. Looks disgusting to me, but I'm willing to try it if I ever make it out to Brooklyn. In the end, really basic, but certainly would help convert megaswillers to craft beer. At least to give it a try.