April 14, 2005

That's What I Forgot to Buy


On another note, Harp Lager is Guinness for pussies. Excellent beer, actually, good for nights you feel like an Irish but don't feel like drinking something you have to chew first. Just don't drink it in public, or else people like me will make fun of you for not having the balls to buy a real beer.
Complain at me all you want--I don't like Harp. I don't like fruity-tasting beer and no, I'm not making a cheap gay joke with "fruity-tasting," but . . . never mind. It's just not a favorite, and if I have to surrender my Irish card for saying so, fine.

On the other hand . . . this is probably girly beer in the Geek Empire universe, too, but I love it. If a can of good ale knocked up a can of cream soda and they had babies together, this is what you would get, except I think it tastes better than what you probably think it tastes like from my poor description.

Posted by Ilyka at April 14, 2005 01:37 AM in hell is other people

Try Newcastle - better than Wexford, though I do drink that from time to time. (It isn't Guiness, but then sometimes I don't want a Guiness....and no one around here really knows how to pour a proper Black and Tan (Or Half and half for you hard-core Irish.)

Posted by: Zendo Deb at April 14, 2005 03:38 AM

I like Harp as half of a Snake Bite (the other half is hard cider). Not much of a beer/ale/lager drinker.

Posted by: Ith at April 14, 2005 07:00 PM

I loved Black and Tans when I was young. And I didn't realize it was an English term; I thought it was Very Dark Irish Humor to refer to that drink in that way. Was anyone ever so twisted and naive at the same time?

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 15, 2005 09:36 AM

In my big beer-drinking days when we were somewhat flush (Budget-wise), my best beer buddy could make perfect Black & Tans all day. I never learned. Probably because a Black & Tan drunk was about 5 times more expensive than a good ole suitcase Coors Gold drunk.

Posted by: Rob at April 16, 2005 12:21 PM