Sip, Chug, Pour is a game where we provide three beers, and you tell us in the comments which beer you’d savor slowly (Sip), which you’d blast down your gullet (Chug), and which you’d share with your imaginary friend who lives in your sink (Pour). You also should let us know WHY you chose the way you did, as the reasoning behind the decisions is what makes the game fun.
Today’s contestants are all interesting DIPAs, with descriptions I’ve stolen from Joe Tucker’s excellent site RateBeer.com. You can click on each to learn more about them over there, just in case you live under a rock (or a Keystone):
This might be easy for some, but it got a little weird for me as I reasoned through it.
Here are my answers, you can write yours below:
Sip: Avery Maharaja – forget all the Pliny hype, I love the enormous malt backbone that props this puppy up and the big, boozy finish. There’s no way I’m giving it to Franz (that’s what I named my imaginary sink-dwelling buddy), and there’s no way I’m pounding a beer packing this much heat – it has a 10.5% ABV. Besides, it’s my favorite of the trio, so it gets full girlfriend experience. (I think that came out wrong).
Chug: This is where things get more difficult, because I don’t want to pour either of the remaining beers down the drain. Pouring a Pliny is like giving your wife the TV remote (both are sins that I cannot think of any good reasons to commit), and Heady Topper will clog the drain with all the floaties it has on board – that stuff looks like homebrew! As the ABV’s are equal (neither wins by being “lighter” than the other), I’m gonna chug the Pliny. Then maybe I’ll burn a $100 bill just to show how gangsta I’m livin’ yo. Chuggin’ Pliny, burnin’ Benjamin’s, showing respect to females…wait…aww, I suck at being gangsta!
Pour: That leaves Heady Topper to go down the drain. I’d be sad to see it go, but it would probably do wonders for kick-starting the enzyme action in my septic system. Seriously, this stuff looks like it belongs in a yeast lab!
So that’s how I’d roll, what about you?