I keep seeing ads for a book called Norse Code. I don't know if it's any good or not. It doesn't look that interesting to me, but that title is hilarious. It's almost a Pratchett title, or would be if I think it's actually a serious title and there's something about a code, and it's norse, and possibly genetic. Still, Norse Code. That's an awesome title.

I cooked kielbasa in beer and brown sugar yesterday. I wanted to buy National Bohemian because it's a good beer to cook with. I don't really drink it. I like Red Stripe and Stella Artois, myself. But they didn't have six packs of Natty Bo at the liquor store. They only had a 24 can case, so I had two options. Buy a beer that they DID have six-packs of, which I don't mind drinking and using a few to cook with or buy the 24 pack of Natty Bo, which is really good to cook with but not so much to drink.

Since an overabundance of beer is never a bad thing, I went and bought the Natty Bo. This is beer logic. More is better. Even if it's National Bohemian.

And yes, I realize that not liking Natty Bo means that I'm a traitor to Baltimore, my generation AND my Bohemian ancestry but christ, at least I have better beer.

Still gonna drink it, though.

From: [identity profile] twistdfateangel.livejournal.com


FWIH, Natty Boh isn't real Natty Boh anymore. Therefore, I say you're justified and can keep your Baltimore native card.

But if you can still cook with it, can you steam crab with it?

From: [identity profile] roflcopter-down.livejournal.com


You can! Although my father is fond of steaming crabs with corona which works just as well.

And yeah, Natty Bo is now made by Pabst, far away from the Chesapeake watershed. I still know a lot of people who are all about it, though. It's the brand, I guess.

From: [identity profile] twistdfateangel.livejournal.com


Thanks for the advice and confirmation. I'm writing a bunch of stuff set in Baltimore and I wanted to be sure about these things (like how one steams crabs).
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From: [identity profile] katimus-prime.livejournal.com


Norse Code is an interesting title. It might also be a comedy about some vacationing Scandinavian tourists who get caught up in WWII communications lines when their hotel is bombed.

I've only ever had a sip of Natty Bo before, but I don't remember what it tasted like. Then again, I don't remember what any other beer I've ever had a sip of tastes like either. DAMNABLE MEDICATION AND ITS ALCHOHOL POTENCY TRIPLING EFFECT.

From: [identity profile] roflcopter-down.livejournal.com


I WOULD TOTALLY READ THAT BOOK OH MY GOD.

*hug* I'll have to brew you some root beer when I get on making mead.

From: [identity profile] blame-canada.livejournal.com


Natty Bo is merely okay. I'm not going to say that it's bad (because I've had PBR), but it wouldn't be my first choice. The only thing that really sets it apart from other mediocre beers like Bud is the rebus under the bottlecaps. So of course they've apparently stopped selling it in bottles.

From: [identity profile] roflcopter-down.livejournal.com


I don't think I've ever had a worse beer than Milwaukee's Best. God, if that's the best Milwaukee can offer I will never, ever go there.

And yeah. Looks like it's can only now. wtf, Pabst Company.
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