Friday, January 21, 2011

Belgian Beer Paradise

   Several months ago, when a yellowy orb in the sky use to shine down upon us, we stopped in at TJ's after an afternoon of drinking evilness at TND. It was somewhat subdued there, but it was after all a holiday weekend. So, as we gently stumbled our way to the bar, what to our wandering eyes should appear, but a keg of Bier De Meil. Now that surely got the ladies attention and hell, it got ours too. Crazy chatter ensued about De Meil and the other great beers the Dupont company makes. When all of a sudden, Jeff got a look in his eye like he was sixteen and just got a new car and a box full of Trojans. He quickly ran to the back with his college educated phone and began making calls. He came back several minutes later and asked us what dates would work for TNSC for this Belgian beer fest. After some minor haggling, the date was set. And now it is here. Some of the best Belgian beers one can have. I guess the question is, what else do you want? Belgian cheese plate or a Croque Monsieur?

Good beer, good food, good place and good people. Can I get a amen brother?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

      I hope everyone out in TLBL land had a great holiday. Mine was pretty good except for one day right before Xmas. Maybe you have heard about this beer fest I was planning to do at Turtle Creek. I might have told you or maybe you saw it on Facebook. Well, let me take you back to a couple months earlier and go from there. Back around turkey day, the word from the legal team was "99.5%" certain that the only problems would be a matter of where on the property the fest could be held. So, I announced the day of the fest on Black Friday and a week or so later went out on the grounds with Mr. JW taking measurements in 20 degree weather and 30 mph wind gusts, trying to put together the best possible scenario for the event.  They (The lawyers) should be calling in a few days or so and we will know for sure what is what. Unfortunately the call didn't come till right before Xmas, (Thanks Verizon) and that pesky .5% had reared it's ugly head and has growned into a monster. Now, I may not be a legal expert, but I sure did understand the reasoning of the legal team on this one. It had nothing to do with the fest or even the where on the property/lcb issues. It was more of a private matter, which needless to say, I cannot discuss at this time. It certainly wasn't the fault of the fine folks at Turtle Creek, who were more than receptive about this and was a joy to work with, even for the short amount of time that we had. So, we are now back to bat in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and two strikes and a 100 mph fastballer on the mound. I guess I am going to have to go back in the dugout and get my corked bat and maybe get some of that BALCO juice and give it one last swing. I just hope I have better luck then the mighty Casey.