Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Vats Of Urine II: The Imperial Pilsner

Dogfish Head is my microbrew of choice here in Maryland.  Their standard beers (Indian Brown, 60- and 90-Minute IPA, Chicory Stout) are excellent, and with gun firmly pressed against head I would name Shelter Pale Ale as my favorite beer.  They also have seasonal/limited-edition brews like Aprihop and Punkin Ale that are worthy of attention.  The only major beer of theirs that I don't like is Raison D'Etre, which tastes like a bag of assholes to me.  I'd rather drink pee.

Well, now the folks at Dogfish have me covered there as well.  They've just released a new specialty brew called... this is true... Golden Shower Imperial Pilsner.  And believe me, they know exactly what you're thinking.  How could they not when they add statements like this to their press release: "We wouldn't waste our Golden Shower on the kind of beer drinker who decides what to drink based on which brewery spends the most on advertising and the least on ingredients."  I'm honestly at a loss for words.  In a good way, but still.

Now, here's the thing.  I do like me some pilsner.  I don't know how I feel about consuming a 750 by myself, though it does circumvent my "never more than one when I'm alone" rule.  I'm considering driving home from work right now, a half-hour early, just to see if the local liquor stores have this in stock.  But can I keep a straight face while giving the checkout guy a Golden Shower?  (Of course, once I've paid he'll have to give it right back to me.)


  1. Update from our intrepid field reporter:

    I think it was Sam's way of stickin' it to the man.

    The FDA wouldn't approve the name "Prescription Pils" for their pilsner, so he, well... took a shot at trying to piss them off. Obviously, they're a lot more into water sports than he thought.

  2. I bought a bottle yesterday -- $10.99 at the Foodery. Hope to taste sweet golden shower sometime this weekend.