Friday, May 20, 2011

PRT & Coastal Wheat

Sarah arrived Wednesday evening and work on Thursday and Friday was brief enough to have lunch with her each day.  We have been doing the relatively new Physical Readiness Training (PRT) that I learned in basic training.  Most of the guys in my unit don't like it in contrast to some of the classic army exercises, but the command for everyone to do this exercise regimen has come from above.

Sam Adams' Coastal Wheat was on sale, so I gave it a try.  The Boston Brewing Company was one of the pioneers of the brewing renaissance that began in the 80s and since then, they've grown to stretch the labels of craft and regional brewery.  They're the only one to embark on a national advertising campaign with the image perks and drawbacks that accompany that.  Some folks deride founder Jim Koch for this self-promotion, but I think he's a good-spirited ambassador for variety and flavor in beer amongst the international Macrobrews dominating the pay-to-play world of advertising.  Coastal Wheat is one of their Brewmasters' collection and has been in production since 2009.  It's a wheat ale that's brewed with coriander and lemon zest from California.  The lemon flavors pop first and it's pretty refreshing while cold, but like other wheat ales and hefeweizens, it gets tiresome after one and especially if you let it get warm.  It's far from bad, but I probably won't get this again.

No comments:

Post a Comment