I know it is a little early to be thinking about Halloween, but this year some of my friends are considering dressing up as beer labels. On one hand, I think this is a fabulous and fun idea. On the other hand, there aren’t a lot of women on beer bottles who aren’t slightly to majorly inappropriate. This means that I will either have to dress in a scantily clad outfit, which my body is not prepared for or I will have to dress as a character that isn’t female. I haven’t decided what I am going to do yet. You men have it so easy!
Take my husband. I believe this picture is where the idea for Halloween costumes based on beer labels came from. And this just happened on a whim. But, even if he isn’t going to be Nosferatu, he could easily be one of any male characters depicted on a beer label. Alas, in the beer label industry, women are still best when wearing as little clothing as possible. Which strikes me as semi-unnecessary, considering beer impairs vision and women of all shapes and sizes become equally attractive. I would like to see a normal female in jeans and a t-shirt on a beer label. That is a costume I could pull off.
Great Lakes Nosferatu
This Imperial Red Ale has a huge hop presence. The pine hoppiness is the most forward flavor of this beer. It certainly isn’t smooth, due to that sharp bite of bitterness. At 8%, it is high enough in alcohol to make you feel good, but not high enough to keep you from having another or to produce a boozy flavor that higher ABV beers can tend to have. The red color makes the drinker think of blood, which is probably the rationale behind the name and the vampire on the label. Great Lakes did a great job with this beer. Be careful of the shelf life though. Great Lakes gives it only 90 days. So drink fresh and cold to experience the true flavor and piney hop bite of Nosferatu.