Saturday, March 7, 2009
The Sixth Glass - Edumacational Brew
Drumroll in a hotel for the 4th night in a row -- this time in (woo hoo) Omaha, NE. Now I went downtown lookin' for some grub & I actually had some kick-arse Italian and I actually caught a bit-o-vibe comin' from the cool new/old downtown area I was in. Party on Omaha, you greatly exceeded my expectations! Comin' back from dinner, gassed up the rental car (great, a red freakin Mustang w/outta state plates) & went in the c-store to get a night cap. I spy some 750ml bottles and pick out a quadrupel called Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewery in KC, MO. Take it to the room and it's not Ommegang but damn, not bad. So I read the label, and there's a story behind the name "Sixth Glass" that is based on the writings of Hans Christian Andersen (who wrote stuff like The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling and The Princess and the Pea). Now I'm half way thru the bottle and I look closer at the label and it's basically the face of the devil (smiling) and I also note the little 10.5% in the corner -- for reference, Brewery Ommegang's Three Philosophers is like 9.8% and that kicks my butt. So now I gotta beer buzz, I see the devil, Sixth Glass, 10.5%, a 6 am flight .... my heads a spinnin .... I google the brewery website as I'm on about little plastic hotel cup/glass number 7 (7th glass?) and stumble on this little ditty written by a dude famous for fairy tales and kiddie stories .... Do you know what dwells in a glass?