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The Captain Would Rather Be In Denmark

For several years now, the item in this picture has brought me extreme happiness.

I was introduced to Carlsberg Beer by my bohemian roommate Scottie back in college, and I have been in love with it ever since.  It has a nice, smooth medium flavor that I find irresistible.  Since this beer is often quite hard to find in the Midwest, I look at it as a rare treat to be enjoyed whenever it is available.

I recently discovered a bar down the street that has Carlsberg on tap.  Ciceros on The Loop has Carlsberg bottles, but The Dubliner on Washington actually has it on tap.  For years I have been clamoring for a St. Louis bar to serve Carlsberg and it has finally happened.1

My reacquaintance with Carlsberg made me rather curious to learn more about my favorite beer.  I decided to look it up on the Wikipedia, which turned out to be a big mistake.  I ran across this picture

Which immediately had a pavlovian effect on me.  My favorite beer comes in seven new flavors!  That’s like having an open relationship with your girlfriend, and then meeting her seven equally hot sisters who are also in open relationships!2

After reading the Wikipage, I was amazed about how little I actually knew about Carlsberg.  I was vaguely aware that they sponsored European Soccer, which I support.  I knew it was brewed in Denmark, and that’s about it.  I won’t bore you with the details of the beer, you can check out the page if you are interested.

I have decided that I now must try every Carlsberg brand beer I can find.  Luckily, I was able to find the first one down the street from where I work.  Friar Tucks, a new liquor superstore that recently opened up in Crestwood, had one six pack of Carlsberg Elephant.  I scooped it up and I will be sampling it in the near future.  Look for the Carlsberg Taste Test to be a reoccurring topic in the future.


The Captain

1  The Black Thorn Pub in South City has a gigantic neon Carlsberg sign over the bar, but does not serve the beer.  How cruel is that!

2  Actually, it’s nothing like this.

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