Monday, September 7, 2009
June 7, 2009: Steigl Lemon Beer
Have you ever had one of those morning where you wake up and feel like you've just been run over by a semi-truck, dragged naked through a fetid pile of cow manure and had bit of sand and finely crushed glass run into your eyes? .... No? Just me then I guess. When I opened my eyes this morning, I cursed God for not letting me sleep any longer to avoid my inevitable hangover. I'm not quite sure what happened last night. All I can truly remember was a keg filled with cheap beer, several attempts at dethroning the beer pong champions of the party, and wandering through the streets of Laguna Beach at three A.M. trying to hail a cab that wasn't there. The laws handed down by the alcohol Gods long ago state clearly that whatever a man reaps the night before, he must sow the next. Yea my brothers, I have indeed sinned and today I must suffer the merciless wrath of the alcohol Gods.
Needless to say, cracking open a cold one doesn't exactly sound like the best idea in the world, but as I've said many times in the past, the 365brews project must roll onward, hangover or not. To soften the inevitable that another beer will surely deliver to my stomach, liver and brain cells, I've decided to try a hybrid called Stiegl's Lemon Beer. Stiegl's Lemon Beer is a strange concept; half beer and hald lemon soda. Although I wouldn't technically consider this to be a true beer, I was too intrigued by the idea of mixing beer and soda to pass Stiegl's Lemon Beer up. Unfortunately, the combination of soda and beer tasted just about as unappetizing as it probably sounds in your mind. I'm not quite sure why the brewers at Steigl ever dreamed up the concept of lemon beer. I can only assume that it was meant to be a fun, light alternative to the tradional lagers that Stiegl is known for, but it's pretty clear to me that they missed the mark. If you're the kind of person who doesn't really care for the taste of beer, Stiegl Lemon Beer might be a nice alternative, but in my personal opinion, Steigl's only found a way to ruin perfectly good beer by mixing it with soda.