Friday, December 31, 2010

Day 31 of the 31 Beers of Christmas

Last night the mildly hoppy Dortmunder Lager felt good on my sore throat, so today I wanted to go with one that was even hoppier, and I opted for Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye. I've had and enjoyed Bear Republic's Black Bear Stout. My review for this one is going to be brief and here it is -- I liked it, and it did exactly what I wanted it to do, which was make my sore throat feel a little better. The reason for such a wimpy review is that the sore throat has pretty much spread to the rest of my body and the mucus makes it impossible to do any kind of real review.
Even though this project is going out with a whimper and not a bang, I've enjoyed doing it very much and feel like I've learned a lot. I'll probably try something similar in the near future.


Mr. Big said...

Hey Robert,

I enjoyed reading the 31 days of beer. I'm glad you're back to blogging. I missed ya there for a couple of months.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I haven't updated it in ages.

I agree with you that Empire Falls dragged on a bit but I still enjoyed it. It was the movie version that I watched directly after finishing the novel that was unbearably loonnnngggg.

I too loved Juliet Naked and This is Where I Leave You. I also read One Day which I saw you had also read (I hit your FB link). This was my favorite book of the year. I tend to get overly excited for movies being made from novels, and then disappointed when I see them, but this is one that I'm anxious to see. Also read Her Fearful Symmetry by our shared favorite, did you read it? I'm not a big fan of ghost stories but it was OK. One book I recommend that you may not have heard of is "The Unnamed" by Joshua Ferris. I like to hear your opinion. I thought it was pretty unique.

Hope you have a great 2011.

Norrin2 said...

Thanks, I think One Day was probably my favorite book of 2010 too. I was disappointed in "Her Fearful Symmetry" but looking back I think my expectations were too high. It was all right, although I was actually more interested in some secondary characters -- the guy with agoraphobia and his wife -- than the main ones, cuz even Niffenegger can't write about twins without getting all soap-opera-y.
I will definitely check out The Unnamed, and thanks for the recommendation. Let me repay the favor, If you haven't already read Jonathan Tropper's other books, I think How To Talk to A Widower is his best.
I wish you nothing but the best in 2011.

Mr. Big said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I read "Everything Changes" but haven't read Widower, so I'll pick it up.

You're not going to stop blogging now that the 31 days are over are you? You haven't talked about music for awhile.

Norrin2 said...

Funny you should mention that, Mr B.