Well of COURSE the best beer bars in the U.S. are run by gnomes. Mad props, St. Paul…
Here at The Drunk Gnome, we LOVE discovering new gnome-inspired brews!
We recently stumbled upon “The Ill Tempered Gnome,” a winter ale from Eugene-Oregon-based Oakshire Brewing Company.
For our fellow brew nerds, here are the stats:
STYLE: American Brown Ale
OG: 15.5 Plato
In the meantime, here’s a brew review from the Daily Emerald’s Samuel Wendel: “Though it does retain some of the spice common to autumn beers, Oakshire complements the spice with a nice malty presence, and a subtle hoppiness that brings to mind the smell of pine. Its finish is smooth, and at 6.8 percent alcohol by volume, it shouldn’t take more than one or two to warm you up on a cold winter night. Ill-tempered Gnome is well worth a try, and should be available in most grocery stores.”
Have you tried the ill tempered gnome? What’s pissing him off so badly?
Pablo the gnome
Rarely do we welcome human contribution on our blog, but we thought this article was worthy of mention:
A gnome-themed bar? Sign us up!
I had the pleasure of meeting Dirty Bill while I was in Austin, and he was a stand-up kinda dude.
Read, read, read all about it!
Zookwinkle the Gnome
Perhaps you think all we gnomes drink is beer. Then perhaps you’d be mistaken. Some of us lady gnomes consume a steady diet of wine each day…it helps restore balance to our skin tones.
Like many lady gnomes, I’m a sucker for pretty labels. While buying ingredients to make my boyfriend a pumpkin pie, I came across this bright orange bottle. (That’s my bf in the picture. He’s a firegnome. How HOTTT is that?!)
“Halloween” is made by a local place called Illinois River Winery in Utica, IL. It’s right near Starved Rock state park….I love that place!
Anyway this is an apple and pumpkin wine that’s spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. And it tasted like exactly that. After my man and I devoured the bottle in a couple swift sips, I noticed a suggestion that it’s best served warm.
Whoops! Guess I’d better pick up another bottle to try it heated up a bit!
Halloween wine is 10.5% alcohol, so it got me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside without the old-age headache the next day. It’s more sweet than tart and more fruity than dry.
I recommend it! And I’ve also added this winery to my list of places to drink at. It has a tasting room open every day – $3 for 6 tastes!
So my fellow gnomies, what fall festive drinks do YOU plan to throw back this weekend?
Happy Friday, my loves!
Roxy the Gnome
Are you as pumped for Gnome Week as we are?! It’s September 18th – 21st, so get ready!
It’s sponsored by our favorite brewery of all time, La Chouffe. There’s a list of gnome-friendly bars that are participating….check it out!
We gnomes will be in Texas during this time and we’re mad as hell that there are no participating bars in the Lone Star State. C’mon cowboys, pick up the slack!
This is very exciting news for us over here and we’re getting too frantic to type straight.
Dumblebore the Gnome