I blog primarily over at "geosciblog" (http://geosciblog.blogspot.com), I am doing this one for fun. It is inspired by 30+ years of beer can collecting and having tried more than 3,000 different American beers during that time. “. . . And beer was drunk with reverence, as it ought to be.” — G. K. Chesterton

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Dixie Beer Update

I managed to miss this, but in December 2006, a deal was reached for the Joseph Huber Brewing Co. of Monroe, WI to contract brew Dixie, Dixie Amber Light, and Dixie Blackened Voodoo. Plans are for these beers to be available in time for Mardi Gras.

The owners of Dixie Brewing Co., according to the article (link will be furnished later), plan on being back in production in New Orleans, later in the year, with new equipment to replace that which was stolen after Hurricane Katrina.
If this is true, it's great news. It's been a long time since I had my favorite beer here in Florida.
It may taste a little different. It has been a few years since I have had a fresh Dixie, so I don't remember how subtle the cypress hints might be.

My sense of smell and taste are not quite sensitive enough to pick up all of those nuanced flavors.

But enjoy anyway. Huber makes pretty decent mainstream-type beers and their Berghoff brands are good too (or at least the ones I have had).
As you're growing up as a teenager, there are a number of things that you look forward to; getting your drivers license, graduating

from high school, going to your senior prom, having your first date and having your first beer. The problem with this last one is

that the drinking age and the thing you want make it something that you just can't have yet. And still, you want it and will go to

any lengths to get it.

Underage beer drinking is certainly no secret and to try to sweep it under the carpet isn't going to make it go away. But the most

odd thing about underage drinking when it comes to beer is that even after kids sneak their first beer, they still want to have

another one. If you're wondering why that sounds so strange then you need to think back to when YOU had your first beer. It was

pretty nasty tasting. Let's be honest, beer is bitter and is an acquired taste. Very few people, if any at all, enjoyed their first

beer. Many even get sick after it because of the taste or the fact that they're not used to the alcohol yet.
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