Happy day after Opening Day, everybody!
I really hope that yesterday is the exception and not the rule. I was quite pleased with the bullpen and the team's resiliency, but I really hope Unearned Run and JV No Decision are not the norms this season. I do like the new emphasis on stolen bases, though, but I much prefer the Earl Weaver 3-run homer method. I would much prefer Jose Iglesias at shortstop, though.
For those of you that don't remember how this works, a quick recap: I write about a beer, you go out and drink it, tell me about all the wonderful things you think of it, then I do it for the next series, and someone makes sure to keep track of every beer that I've written about so that I don't repeat anything. Got it? Good.
So for the first home series, we're gonna keep the beer in Detroit. Opening Day should be a nice, warm day with a day game, a hot dog, and a beer. Unfortunately, the Upper Midwest has been frigid since about November with continuous snowfall, sub-freezing temperatures, and mountains of snow in the Meijer parking lots. What better way to celebrate than with a high gravity dark beer from Atwater Brewing Company: the Winter Bock High-Gravity Lager.
While your shivering in front of the fire listening to Rod Allen tell you that he sees Miggy, Victor, and Torii, pour one of these beautiful bad boys into your glass. We're starting off with a smooth, full beer with a wonderful malty sweetness and great notes of caramel and a campfire. The full, foamy head will leave a nice, lacy pattern in the glass for you to remember each spicy, tasty sip. The traditional winter warmer pairs nicely with pecan pie or creme brulee, but you could easily drink this as a dessert all its own, and at 7.4% ABV and 25 IBUs, you may not remember the first one.
Atwater Brewing Company is located in Detroit, MI.