Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday Brewsday - Stone Lukcy Basartd Ale

While we write about them often, it has been roughly one full year since writing about our favorite brewery, Stone Brewing Company. Since our last writing, Stone has released a couple new beers to the market. Some are apart of their ever-evolving collaboration series, some are the annual additions to their Anniversary and Vertical Epic series', others are special releases.

Stone has released SIX new beers in the last year (here are five of them): 

Stone/ 21st Amendment/ Firestone-Walker  El Camino (un)Real Black Ale
Stone/ Kelsey McNair/ Ballast Point  San Diego County Session Ale

Anniversary Series:
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial I.P.A. - a British-inspired I.P.A.

10.10.10 - a grape-happy beer meant to be aged (preferably until at least  12.12.12)

Monday, February 21, 2011

SURF PUNX The Mixes: DJ Digga's Eclectic Energy

Welcome to a bi-weekly auditory feature here on Mad About Music Mondays highlighting some of the music we love to listen to and enjoy. First up we have your's truly tackling many styles in this week's mix. Contained within is a four-hour journey through what we believe is the necessary backing to a kick-ass good time.

Sit back, crank up the speakers and let your ears enjoy the melodic tones of
"Es Digga Tee - Eclectic Energy".

Friday, February 4, 2011

Free-For-All Fridays - ADBOWL® 2011

In little more than 48 hours most of the nation's attention will be drawn to FOX Sports and their presentation of Super Bowl XLV. While they broadcast live from Dallas, Texas at Dallas Cowboys Stadium, we will sit anxious as the countdown to kickoff gets shorter and shorter. Finally once the first kick is returned, they will immediately go to commercial. If you didn't realize it, in the course of the average five-hour Super Bowl broadcast there is only about 14 minutes of actual gameplay. The rest of that time is filled by the team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman & the unforgettable Super Bowl commercials. And that's when the real games begin, the commerce games dubbed ADBOWL® 11.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Transient Thursday - Spencer G.'s Look at Life Through Quotations

I love to read quotations from various sources. I've decided to take twenty quotations and put them together in this write-up. The main focus is life. Take the time to read each quote and enjoy them for yourself.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Weird Wednesdays - Honey I'm Home from Las Vegas

For many of you a trip to our home of Las Vegas is filled with benders on the craps tables, over-indulgent nightclub tabs, and a few strangers that might have followed you back to your hotel room for the night. That's all fun and games while you're here but if you have a spouse or a significant other to return home to you may have some issues explaining some of your extravagant expenditures.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tuesday Brewsday - Super Bowl Beers (not Bud, Miller, or Coors!)

The Super Bowl is considered by many to be a de-facto holiday in American culture. Each year on this special Sunday we gather our favorite snacks, rally our closest friends, dawn our team's colors, and cheer and holler at the TV together for one last time for a team we usually despise. More often than not, accompanying your snacks in each of your close friend's hands is a beer. Many people try, but Super Bowl Sunday is generally not a day for umbrella-laden cocktails or one to be uncorking and decanting bottles of wine. No, no. On this day; and virtually ever other day a sporting event falls on, save for the Kentucky Derby; beer is the celebrated beverage of choice. (Really though, a mint julep?)

This year instead of picking up a 36'er of bland Bud Light or even a six-pack of Corona with lime, how about you truly support your temporary team and pick a beer from their home state or even better, if you can find it, a beer from their home city.