(Well, it looks like our file-upload tool is in a mischievous mood tonight, so that ambitious 26-song mp3 post I was planning for today will have to be delayed. Great. My post is due in 7 hours and I've gotta start from scratch. What can I fall back on?)
Oh yeah -- beer. OK, this one goes out to Adler.
In the movies, nobody ever says "gimme a Michelob", or "a Corona", or even "a Saison Dupont". No, it's always just "a beer". (Or, in rare cases, "a Heineken".) Last night, I said "gimme a Saison Dupont", and I felt like an asshole. Could I have asked for that in a more colloquial way? Probably. Here are a few snooty brews that have already made the trip through my beerbelfish.
Kasteel - "Gimme a Whimsey Beer"
This 11% ABV whopper is whimsey beer, so named for the emails it inspires me to write, and the insipid little dances it inspires me to dance around the kitchen. Mike Lupica and Liz Berg will testify to the emails; no one but my dog is party to the dance.
Foret - "Gimme a Devendra Beer" (or "Espers Beer")
This one gets its "gimme a" name from its label, as you'll plainly see. This is the beer label of the new weird americana, and it happens to be what I'm drinking as I write this. Mmmm mmmm - bartender, gimme an acoustic guitar!
Kwak - "Quack"
This one presents the opposite problem. The sort of establishment that would carry this super-sweet Belgian brew isn't likely to hire a bartender who plays well with patrons who quack at him/her. Nice beer though! Reeeeeally brown, if a little puckery. But what's with the hourglass-at-the-gallows contraption it comes in?
BUD - Now that the Belgians own it, I expect you all to order your next Budweiser by demanding "gimme a liquid corn vomit". Oh, and hey - happy Halloween.