Monday, September 22, 2008

What a Week! (But Awesome Beer: Southern Tier Pumking)

I'd like to reiterate Jonesy's ambivalence about the weekend. Three cheers to wb for kicking ass, and pulling through a truly scary situation with dignity and confidence. Here's knocking on wood and sending all best wishes for a speedy recovery.

On a lighter note, this graphic does a pretty good job of illustrating the finances and lifestyles of our candidates:

In case you can't read it, the only car the Obamas own is a hybrid. In the interest of fairness, though, it's worth noting that the McCains also own a hybrid. And they own three fully electric pseudo-cars!

Anyway, in keeping with today's "Week" and "Monday" themes, I think it's high time we designate Monday the Official Train of Thought Awesome Beer of the Week Day, an opportunity to reap and share the knowledge gained during the weekend.

This week's beer is the Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale by Southern Tier Brewing Company of Lakewood, NY. Rich sugar, cinnamon and an unmistakable pumpkin flavor mingle to create a substance that is, in all important respects, liquid pumpkin pie. The best part is actually the smell: Thanksgiving in a glass. Though they can be difficult to find outside the northeast, the Pumking and other Southern Tier brews (perhaps most notably the Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout) provide a unique experience that expands the already tremendous breadth and depth of beer.


  1. What a week indeed.

    Awesome beer, and I have a
    that goes with the rest of your story and great graphic. The onion has really been on point recently.

  2. grand choice...whens the official train of thought brewery tour/peace summit?

  3. ahhhhh nice feature! more kudos on your choice for beer of the week. i was just telling LSouth how much i wanted some pumpkin ale and that one seems like the best one of all time. and there'll be a train of thought brewery tour... at THE PALACE once we start homebrewing!

  4. home brewery. well shiver me timbers.