Jen said that she'd like to return to a nice roast though she was short on details about what said roasted item should be. I looked around for a good thing to roast but instead I found this great-looking bone-in ribeye which was on special. Technically I could roast that in the oven. Jen was on the plane so I couldn't call her to verify this is what she had in mind.
This is because I'm not actually the world's greatest husband.
I did, however, pick up a 6-pack of Shock Top. Every so often I find a beer that I think that Jen will like and I get it for her. Here's my simple formula for narrowing down whether or not Jen is going to like a beer. The more questions you answer "yes" to the more likely she is to like it.
- Is it Belgian-style but not actually from Belgium?
- Is it, in fact, from a major American beer producer?
- Is it often served in bars with a slice of orange?
- Does the word "wheat" appear on the label?
- Does it have fewer than 20 IBUs?
- Does it contain less than 5.5% alcohol?
- Does the word "spices" appear anywhere on the label?
Is it Blue Moon?
- Is this beer brewed by monks?
- Is the brewery at least 400 years old?
- Is their website a terrible Flash-based website at a .BE domain name?
- Does their website feature music of chanting monks that causes you to search around for the button to click to turn it off?
- Do half the things on their website lead to "Coming Soon" pages or "Content Not Available" messages?
- Is it likely that this brewery is far more interested in making good beers than in designing a website that is any way helpful or informative?
- Is it a beer I have never heard of before?
- Do you have to search around for the English version of their website?
- Is the alcohol content somewhere between 6.5 and 9.0%?
- Have I likely been mispronouncing the name of the brewery?
Tomorrow: Even colder temperatures and my backup roast idea gets put into play!