Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Beer Buddha's Under 2 Minute Beer Reviews: Fucking Hell

Brewery: Brauerei Nemo Namenlos

Beer: Fucking Hell

Style: German Helles

ABV: 4.9%

Louisiana Availability: Fuck no

Price Range: I have no fucking clue.

Score: Photobucket 3.5 out of 5 Buddhas


The Beer Buddha

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Beer Buddha's Under 2 Minute Video Beer reviews: Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA

So yeah I'm kind of digging the online video reviews. Makes it more personal somehow. I will go ahead and add some info for you so you know availability and stuff. I don't edit these videos so all mistakes are left in. Hell it's even done with my crappy phone. Makes more fun though right? Enjoy!

Brewery: Ninkasi Brewing

Beer: Tricerahops Double IPA

Style: Double IPA

Louisiana Availability: None. I got mine at

Price Range: $7.00

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Beer Buddha's Under 2 Minute Video Beer Reviews: Earthquake High Gravity Lager

So after the success of the Dog Bite High Gravity video review I did in November(it's still one of my most watched/read reviews) I've decided to try doing more video type reviews. After doing some research though I saw that people who have these beer videos online seem to drone on and on about the beer. You really should be able to tell someone whether or not you like it within 2 minutes. Hence the name The Beer Buddha's Under 2 Minute Video Beer Reviews. And as you know I have a weird infatuation with cheap beers. So what better to do than another cheap high gravity lager. Here is my review for Earthquake High Gravity Lager. Enjoy!

For those of you who enjoy the written reviews don't worry I'm gonna keep doing those too.


The Beer Buddha

Friday, April 15, 2011

Product Review: BBbarfly Bottle Opener

The bottle opener. Pretty basic. They used to have cool ones back in the day like the Dixie one I bought on Ebay not too long ago but for the most part they're pretty boring.

You have the key chain bottle opener, speed openers and hell, some people just use their counter tops or lighters(I still haven't figured that one out yet). Someone should come out with a cooler version of a bottle opener. Oh wait...

Yeah you're seeing that correctly. It's a freakin' butterfly knife bottle opener!!!! How freakin' cool is that! I think every bartender in New Orleans should have one of these things!

The company that came up with these baddass openers is BBbarfly out of the homeland of my favorite beer drinkers Bob and Doug McKenzie. If you don't know who Bob and Doug McKenzie are you should be spanked and sent to bed with no beer. And the answer is Canada.

Brian Becker, owner of BBbarfly, has a ton of videos of himself flipping his opener around on the website. This opener definitely takes opening beers from the ho-hum to the hell yeah! Stop reading this post and go buy one today. They're only $19.99. If you're still reading this, here is some info about the opener:

- BBbarfly Bottle Openers are mimicked after the Butterfly (or Balisong) knife
- There are numerous tricks you can do with your BBbarfly Bottle Opener
- BBbarfly are made in Canada
- The bottle openers themselves are made from a food grade, high quality
stainless steel, guaranteed never to rust
- The handles can be fully customized with your company, festival, name,
website or whatever else you want.
- Bbbarfly Bottle Openers are completely durable
- They weigh almost a half pound of top quality metal
- BBbarfly Bottle Openers are perfect for bartenders, beer drinks, men
who like tools, BBQ's, nightclubs, as give-a-ways and much more.
- BBbarfly offers trick tutorials on how to use your very own BBbarfly
Bottle Openers our Media section of our website,



The Beer Buddha

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beer Rumor: Glazers to sell NOLA Brewing distribution rights to Crescent Crown

So I found out yesterday that there could be a deal in the works that would send NOLA Brewing to local New Orleans distributor Crescent Crown. It appears that current NOLA distributor Glazers will be selling their distribution rights to Crescent Crown. I don't know what else would be involved in this deal but this by itself is a big deal and could have a serious impact on the future of NOLA Brewing. We shall see! I'll keep everyone updated as I find out more.


The Beer Buddha

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Abita App for iPhone

So Abita Brewing just released an iPhone app that allows its user to find stores, restaurants and bars that sell Abita. So basically it's an app that won't sell in Louisiana. You could basically close you eyes and walk blindly down the street and find a place that sells Abita here in Louisiana.

Either way for those that can't find Abita that well it's a pretty cool app. It allows you to choose the type of Abita beer you are looking for and will tell you the closest places to find that beer. Very cool! Now if Abita would just start bottling their Select Series!


The Beer Buddha

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Review: Craft Beer Club

Recently I was contacted by Wesley Griffin, who is one of the folks over at Beer Universe, about Craft Beer Club which is a Beer of the Month style club. They wanted me to try out Craft Beer Club and let them and you know what I thought.

So yes they wanted to send me free beer and have me tell you, my faithful readers, what I thought. Now I'll be honest I've never done a beer in the mail type club before because I like to have control over the beers I buy but I've received two packages so far and I must say I've been pretty happy. Both packages had beers I'd never tried before. This months had beers from Carolina Brewing Company and Trout River. The first month came with taster glasses and peanuts. I didn't eat the peanuts because I would die if I did but they seemed pretty cool.

Another thing I liked was the fact that they included fact sheets about the brewery they were sending you that month which also included recipes for food that paired well with the beers.

For $37.75 a month you get 12 beers. That's 4 styles and 3 of each beer. This would make the perfect gift for a buddy or family member who enjoys quality craft beer. In the immortal words of Cousin Eddie: Clark, that's the gift that keeps on giving throughout the entire year.


The Beer Buddha


Monday, April 4, 2011

Just a Bit Excessive Huh?

So you know I don't usually bash the big boys because I think it's unnecessary but I saw this today at my local Walmart on the Westbank and thought to myself, "What a serious waste of space." I understand that Bud Light is a big seller but come on people this is ridiculous. Each and every spot on the shelf is valuable real estate and to give one brand of beer this much facing is just plain stupid. And just to clarify something: This isn't AB doing it, it's the local distributor. Come on Southern Eagle! This is just disgusting. And to think I thought craft beer sales were on the rise and macro sales were dropping. This shelf set would speak otherwise huh?


The Beer Buddha

UPDATE: I was contacted by Southern Eagle and they informed me that in fact this was not a distributor shelf set but rather based on a Walmart planogram.