Red Hearted

I’m muddling my way through a six-pack and things have been getting progressively better.  My first bottle was with dinner one night and the taste was a bit too astringent.  I don’t recall what I was eating, but my guess is that the food didn’t feel that I should be drinking a beer so the two flavors proceeded to fight.   I brought in a Bell’s Two Hearted to quell the riot.  It worked.  For the record, I mixed the two at a ratio of approximately 2/3 Two-Hearted to 1/3 Mesabi Red (perhaps a bit more Red, wasn’t measuring).  The end result was very surprising and tasted better than the Red alone. 

 For what it’s worth, the other bottles of Mesabi Red have been satisfactory.  Not my favorite,  just good. 

baby bear’s stash

Everything is just right.  Subtle aroma, crisp taste and a clean finish.  I like it.  Now, allow me to geek out and refer to a part of Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – just as Ford Prefect is about to hitch away with Arthur on the Vogon destroyer and he orders a few pints of bitters for the two of them because they’ll need salt in their system when they hitchhike.  Well this is what I imagine that beer tasting like:  i.e. something I could pound a few of in a matter of seconds because my life depended on it.