Why I Needed A Beer Today, 10/21/2013

Josh Augustine, October 24, 2013

For reasons that I’m not about to disclose to the modern day town cryer that is Ye Olde Internet, at one point earlier today I found myself glancing at the Wikipedia page for the band Crazy Town. Yes, that Crazy Town. It was certainly cringe-worthy to find that the first six words on the page are “Crazy Town (also known as CxT),” but that’s not what made me want to open a beer right then and there. No, I forged onward, like the damn fool that I am.

I skimmed, looking for the year that the single “Butterfly” was released, and blocked out most of the rest of the text using the ignore function built into my eyes and mind. Somehow, though, the very last paragraph managed to slip through those filters and into my brain. I don't know how or why, but it's too late to worry about that now. What has been read cannot be unread.

The very last paragraph, the paragraph that I accidentally read, contains the date on which the band created their Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the date that they posted a promotional photograph on said Facebook page.

Here we are. It’s the year 2013. Humankind has many wonderful resources and tools at its disposal, and it, or at least a portion of it, has seen fit to use these resources to keep records, presumably intended for future generations to learn from and analyze, of the dates on which Crazy Town created and added content to their Facebook page. Maybe this makes me a crotchety old fuddy duddy, and don't get me wrong, I've utilized the internet for no end of nonsense (writing this article, for example), but that makes me want to drink a beer.

So I did.

I drank a beer that is a collaboration between Boulevard and Sierra Nevada called Terra Incognita.

Boulevard/Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita

Appearance: 3.7. Pours very dark, not black, but an opaque reddish brown. Head that is not terribly thick, but tall, and dissipates quickly. Lacing appears in clumps of sorts.

Aroma: 4.0 Dark fruit, plum, grape, a tiny hint of oak. Some almost wine type of aroma. There’s also a fairly assertive tart funkiness.

Mouthfeel: 3.2, Very light, bubbly feel. Very dry. Would like it to be a bit more substantial.

Taste: 4.3, Same dark fruits on the front with a decent sour/tartness presence. Not much oak to start with, but it came out a bit more once the beer warmed a bit. Crisp grapefruity bitter finish.

Overall: 3.9, Very enjoyable beer, solid wild ale that’s not puckeringly tart with an interesting, complex flavor and aroma profile.