Sam Adams White Ale

Sam Adams White Ale is back in Season.  You know how I know?  I know because yesterday I went to the bar around 3pm to watch some college basketball,I saw it on draft and decided I was going to have a couple.  12:45am rolled around and I had noticed that a shit load of people had entered the bar unbeknowst to me.  Of course i didn’t know it was 12:45 I thought it was like 8:00pm.  These nights happen more than I would maybe like them to.

Anyway, one of my more favorite past times is trying to piece together the night before by using what I call “Booze Clues”. That’s when you look at your phone the next day and determine who you had corresponded with during your inebriation the night before, whether it be phone calls, text messages or whatever.  Slowly but surely if you get in touch with these people it will jog your memory.

Obviously look at the text messages first and if you can’t get a full grasp of what was going on at the time start calling people.

Philly Beer Week – 2009

originalogo_medPhilly Beer Week is starts Friday March 6th.

There’s a crap load of brewers coming into the area. And there is also an Erin Express on March 7th and 14th.

The crew will be out in full alcoholic style for thiscovering the beers, the babes adn the mayhem that ensues when you mix the two together.

The Fake Orgasm – Men do it too!

Women I am guessing have been faking Orgasms since the beginning of time or at least the beginning of the Male Ego.  You may be reading this right now and saying, “No way my girlfriend/wife has faked an orgasm with me.”  Well sir, you are not only wrong but you also have a communication gap in your relationship.

Anyway, this article is not about women faking orgasm’s, it’s about men faking orgasms.  I think most women would agree that it’s pretty disappointing when, while having sex with their partner, the man reaches climax too early.  As a men, one of our biggest fears is coming too soon.  Nobody wants to be labeled a pre-mature ejaculator.  It hurts the ego and your street cred.  Girls do talk about this stuff and you would probably be the last to know if you hadn’t already gathered that she was less than enthused by your performance.

Getting to the point, there are various things men do to prolong their experience.  One of the more glaring one’s is using a condom (which you should be doing anyway in about 99.9% of cases).  Putting the love glove on definitely decreases sensitivity but is not an all encompassing solution.  I’ve seen some over the counter gel desensitizers at CVS and Rite Aid, I guess that’s another way to get a longer bang out of your wang.  Stuff  is akin to Novacane for your penis while still allowing it to be erect. endorses what we think is the most most effective way of lasting longer, which  is just getting stinking drunk.  It’s a fine line though.  You don’t want to get so drunk that you can’t get it up.  That’s categorically worse than being a premature ejaculator.  You essentially want to be drunk enough to get it up and keep it up without having to worry about coming.  Like I said it’s a fine line but once you gauge your alcohol tolerance you should know your limits.

It is at this point you can bang at will for as long as your stamina will allow and preferably until after she comes (plural) or at least fakes her orgasm.  At some point though, you will either want to:

a) Come

b) Pretend you came because you can’t come or are too tired

c) Just stop altogether because you can’t come or are too tired

Pretending to come would essentially be mimicking your own body movements and audible tendencies without an actual release.  It makes  no sense to just stop (without faking it) because the girl will obviously ask what is wrong, then probably in some way blame herself or you.  Try to make that first time special by allowing her to assume everything at least went well on you’re end.

This is obviously a situation in which you just start seeing a girl and wish her to be impressed by your sexual prowess because you want to keep her around for more than one night.  First impressions are important and first sexual encounters are just as important.  Sometimes you may need to sacrifice some instant gratification (coming) for more long term success.

Of course if you’re not really interested in seeing the girl again you could probably get equally as drunk and come whenever you want but that’s not in the scope of this article.

Artificial Sweeteners.

I really never go for the Diet Soda.  It tastes terrible and not that it makes me sick, it just doesnt sit right in my stomach.  If I’m going to get a soda it’s going to be the real thing, Sugar and All.

Over the last couple of years I had heard some negative things about artificial sweeteners but never really thought anything about it because I never drank them.

Then I came across some information on the interweb that confirms some suspicions I’ve had about artificial sweeteners.

“A 2005 study by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio showed that, rather than promoting weight loss, the use of diet drinks was a marker for increasing weight gain and obesity. Those that consumed diet soda were more likely to gain weight than those that consumed naturally-sweetened soda. Sharon P. Fowler, MPH, who conducted the study, posited that it is not the diet drinks but something associated with their use that is linked to weight gain, perhaps simply that use of diet drinks increased as a person noticed that he or she was gaining weight. Fowler also speculated that perhaps giving the body the “taste” of energy-rich foods triggers a search for the real thing, or, as nutrition expert Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, put it, “People think they can just fool the body. But maybe the body isn’t fooled. If you are not giving your body that food energy you promised it, maybe your body will retaliate by wanting more energy.”” (From Wikipedia)

“Artificial sugars are worse than normal sugars because they fool the brain into thinking you just ate some sugar. When you eat artificial sweeteners, the brain sends out chemicals to combat the sugar the way it usually does. But it can’t find the sugar in the body because you didn’t really eat it. So the brain sends off another chemical that tells the body to create a craving. The body has all the chemicals to fight sugar but no sugar to fight, so you start craving carbohydrates, which will metabolize into sugar, so you will feel satisfied. People who drink diet sodas find it very difficult to lose weight, because the false sugar stimulates cravings, which causes them to eat more.”

So the benefits of drinking diet soda or using artificial sweeteners in your coffee (0 or very low calories) are essentially negated by a carb craving it induces after ingested.  People use these products as substitutes to regular sugar and end up wanting to eat more. It’s a vicious cycle.

I guess the moral of the story is that you really shouldn’t have too much of either regular sugar or artificial sweeteners but I’ll stick with the real sugar.

This also calls into question some of the light beers I occasionally am handed at a bar or pull out of a cooler at a BBQ.  I happen to hate Miller Lite.  Can’t tell you how much I hate it.  Never really had a problem with Michelob Ultra and never had MGD 64, however, does this same principal apply to these light beers.  Are we sacrificing some carbohydrates in the beer and end up getting hosed some other way?  The research continues….

Sprecher Black Bavarian Lager

Had about 6 of these this past Sunday for brunch along with Lobster Mac n’ Cheese and some good conversation.

I was officially lit up at 5pm and in bed by 7.

From the website:

“This intensely dark Kulmbacher style lager has a superb malt complexity with the distinctive flavors and aromas of coffee, caramel and chocolate. A renowned smoothness and a creamy, tan head make it a world champion.”

Beer Facts:

Alcohol by Volume: 5.86%
Degrees Plato (Initial Gravity): 15P
Weeks Aged: 8
Bitterness Units: 32 IBU
Year First Brewed: 1985
Recommended Serving Temperature: 60°
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Black Patent, Caramel, Chocolate, Pale
Hops: Cascade, Chinook, Mt. Hood, Tettnanger
Sizes: 1/4 and 1/2 Barrels, 16oz Bottles

Microbrews – Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale

Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale
Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale

While being involved in the beer of the month club for several years, we encountered a beer that was so delicious and easy drinking that we decided not to keep it to ourselves.

Directly from their website:

Riptide Red Ale
Our flagship, this Irish-Style Red Ale proudly won a gold medal at the 2000 World Beer Cup. A combination of 5 different malts and 3 hop varietals, carefully blended, results in a perfect balance. Full-flavored and medium-bodied, the Riptide Red provides surprising complexity for such an easy-drinking brew. The Riptide Red has an original gravity of 1.056 and a 5.4% ABV.

There were a couple of other beers from Casco Bay mixed in along with the Riptide Red Ale with the beer of the month delivery.  However, the Riptide Red Ale was clearly the best.

The beer only seems to be distributed in the Northeast. So this might be one of those once a year, birthday type cases because of the difficulty in acquiring it.

Truly worth the Effort!