Friday, September 10, 2010

Introducing the Beer Popsicle

Take a can of beer.

Lift tab, tilt back, consume, repeat.

A well-worn formula, easily mastered. Yet in these dangerous times, we feel it may be necessary to unmaster it.

Warning: this involves a samurai sword.

Introducing The Hopsicle Experience, a frozen can of beer, sliced in half and served like a Push Pop for big kids, launching today at Diablo Royale Este.

Now, the thing about the hopsicle is that it looks like your standard can of Tecate: Red. Cylindrical. Icy cold. Except the barman-witchdoctors at Diablo have taken the “icy” bit quite literally, injecting the beer with simple syrup and lime juice, jamming a wooden stick into the hole of the can and then putting it in the freezer. For four days.

The result is a genuine beer popsicle, which the bartender must saw in half with a serrated steak knife (or samurai sword) to open. Then it’s up to you to push the wooden stick upward to dispense the hopsicle in true Push Pop style, and decide if you want your savory sweet frozen joyride bathed in tequila as well (note: you want this).

And on certain days, when those same barman-witchdoctors are feeling especially inspired, they may take their creation one step further and turn over an entire margarita machine to the conjuring of potent beer slushies.

No samurai sword required.


Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Selling Beer

Old Milwaukee has resorted to this to sell their beer.

I guess it's working.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Labor Day Weekend At Bethany

I think with the impending storm from Hurricane Earl a lot of folks decided to skip on the beach this weekend. This is the first Friday where my drive to the beach was interrupted by a large backup on Route 50 getting to the Bay Bridge. Good for the traffic flow, not good for the customer flow at Mango's in Bethany.

Everyone who didn't post at the beach missed the best weekend all summer. Incredible weather in the 80's w/ low humidity. It was perfect.

I brought my windsurfing gear down and was able to get on the water on Saturday with the winds blowing out of the west at about 15 -20. Working a 7.0 sail it was perfect.

My partner Dick has graduated from the wimpy windsurfing stuff and now is an excellent kite boarder.

Pictures from New Road just south of Dewey Beach.