Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fake Beer!

On the first night, my wife and I got a welcome gift which included some nuts and a rum and coke. Score! Daddy like.

Since it was so late by the time we got in, we decided to pop down to the local hotel bar, get some bar food and a few drinks, and crash upstairs in our room. When I was down in the bar, after having the sterotypical Mai Thai, I asked the bar tender if he had any "local" beer. "Of course!" he said, "We have a dark and a summer ale." I tried the dark first and then the summer ale. They were both billed as being local "Virgin Islands Beer". In fact, one of them was called Black Beard Beer and the other was Island Summer Ale. Very Caribbean. Very islandy. Right? Wrong...wrong...wrong.....

When I was looking on the label to see where it was brewed (maybe a brewery tour while we are here?) I found out that not only were they not brewed in the Virgin Islands, they were brewed in MN and ME respectively!! I felt so cheated and violated that I immediately chugged my beer to get it out of my sight. Here is the 'proof' (click to enlarge):

5 comments:

Nitmos said...

I had the Blackbeard Ale while in St. Thomas and remember it being tasty. Now, I also feel violated all the way up here in MI. Nice job St. Thomas. Liars.

Michelle said...

OY VEY! You were faked beered!

Kelly said...

Man... you say FAKE beer, I think non-alcoholic. Don't scare a girl like that!

OhMyLaughter said...

This reminds me of the Pace Salsa commercial from years ago. The cowboys discover they are eating salsa made in "NEW YORK CITY."

Bummer.

Marcy said...

Well shiznit. Since Portland will be my new home I can go grab a couple cases :P