July 1, 1979. A day that shall live on forever in infamy. It was on this day that a terrible pox was released upon the suspecting world. They hoped it would never rear it’s ugly head again, but greed is a powerful foe; the allure of advertising dollars for cable networks is too great, and so, the unsuspecting masses were again subjected to Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July.
Since it’s the weekend, I bet you thought this was going to be animal related, huh? Well, I guess there’s always room for booze, too.
From the “we’ve actually had this beer before” category, we’ve got Kona Brewery’s Big Wave Golden Ale. We were lucky enough to visit them when we were in Hawaii and I’m happy to report that this ale is just as good out of the bottle as it was out of the keg. Interestingly enough, it’s not bottled in Hawaii; Kona only skips kegs and it’s bottled in Washington and/or Oregon. I forget, and of course there’s no way to check… (I’m sure the internet knows.)
I’ve been on a quest to fill the Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale hole in my heart since it disappeared from the market. I grabbed two vanilla beers during my last visit to Total Wine, but they were porters, so they weren’t what I was looking for. Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter and Leinenhugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter are serviceable, but I need a vanilla ale in my life. Read the rest of this entry
The Hallmark Channel is back at it again with Holiday Engagement. This movie has a plot that’s been recycled through the rom com genre a million times and isn’t even unique to the Christmas rom com sub genre. (Holiday in Handcuffs, anyone? The title’s even similar – and this movie isn’t nearly as insane as it’s predecessor.) Read the rest of this entry
On paper, The Santa Incident has a beyond ridiculous premise, yet somehow, the flick works.
TV veterans David Hasselhoff and Caroline Rhea are teaming up in The Christmas Consultant (or, as it’s known in Germany, Christmas Planner) and hilarious antics ensue… well, not really, but it’s not bad for a Lifetime Christmas movie.