5/10/10 7:22 PM
Barring any trades, below is the order for the 2nd round.

1. Mr. Smokeypants
2. J.R. Ewing (@longhorndave)
3. Two Pints (@pig1ett2000)
4. K Dub (@K_Dub_02)
5. The Ferm (@DosBeerigos)
6. Leslie (@LesNor11)
7. SirRon (@sirrong)


2nd Round Pick Index:

  1. (8) Mr. Smokeypants: Foam in the Dome
  2. (9) J.R. Ewing: Bill "The Fox" Foster
  3. (10) Two Pints: Dallas (TV Series)
  4. (11) K Dub: Upright Brewing Company
  5. (12) The Ferm of DosBeerigos.com: Cigar City Brewing Company
  6. (13) Alexander (from Leslie): Meritage
  7. (14) SirRon: Kitchen Stadium

Round 1 Recap

  1. Dr. Analytics (from Mr. Smokeypants through Leslie)
    The Kolache Factory




  2. J.R. Ewing
    Saint Arnold Brewing Company




  3. Two Pints
    Water




  4. K Dub
    SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience



  5. The Ferm of DosBeerigos.com
    American Craft Beer Week




  6. Mr. Smokeypants
    Shenanigans




  7. SirRon
    Rob and Amy Cartwright


5/11/10 2:07 PM
With the 8th pick in the 2nd Annual 2010 "The Ferm" Anything Mock Draught, Mr. Smokeypants selects... Foam in the Dome: Dollar Beer Night at the Astrodome

For the 8th pick, I can’t go wrong with the 8th Wonder of the World. Get in your Wayback Machine folks, we’re traveling back to FOAM IN THE DOME! a/k/a Dollar Beer Night at the Astrodome. F yeah.
Four words: Best Promotional Night Ever. And I mean EV-ER.

It’s the 70s…we’ve got Jose Cruz, J.R. Richard, rainbow jerseys, and all the Schlitz, Coors, Michelob, Pabst, Lone Star, Pearl, and High Life your fat wallet can handle.
Since I’m in charge, I think I’ll add a few micros to the taps.

While I’ve got PEOPLE, PLACE, TIME, and IDEA covered, I’m lacking a strong EVENT, not to mention an actual DRINK (but more on that later).
I imagine we’re all at Foam in the Dome on a Thursday night, looking very spiffy in our after-work duds.
It’s sweltering outside, but we’re staying cool in the Dome with a tall cup o’ suds. Not to mention a nice Freon breeze. The only things hot in here are the ladies. Certainly not the bats.

I’ve got my Dome Foam and my Dome Dog. And after I polish of 5 more Dome Foams, it won’t matter how the Astros are doing.
A few more and I might gently pass out watching America’s pastime.
There’s no better way to doze.
And there’s no better way to wake up than with a 9th inning CHARGE!



Stay classy, Houston.

5/11/10 2:24 PM
J.R. Ewing is on the clock

5/11/10 8:02 PM
With the 9th pick in the 2nd Annual 2010 "The Ferm" Anything Mock Draught, J.R. Ewing selects... Bill "The Fox" Foster.

This pick was an emotional one. I remember where I was in 1999 when I heard that Comedy Central was starting a new show titled "The Man Show". My fraternity house. What better place to celebrate testosterone-dom. I'll admit, I watched Adam and Jimmy go through some over the top sketches and segments and thought it would never work. But it did. Boy did it. Perhaps their best stunt was to set up a table in a high traffic area to "end women's suffrage". After all, we can't have women suffraging. It was all to successful.

But I digress. My draft pick was the epitome of what the show represented. The Fox was all that men want to be. Foul mouthed, "can drink beer as fast as you pour it on the floor", and by all counts a great man. He passed away after a season or two of the show, but he will live on forever in my draft stable. He can join me for Oktoberfest, or in the King of the Hill Alley, or with those hotties doing shots (he did love The Man Show Juggies), I'm sure he's smiling in beer heaven right now (pouring beer down his throat without the hassle of gravity).

A great video tribute to The Fox, be advised it loads slowly, but if you let it download for a minute or two then watch, you won't be disappointed!

5/11/10 8:13 PM
Two Pints is on the clock

5/12/10 9:43 AM
With the 10th pick in the 2nd Annual 2010 "The Ferm" Anything Mock Draught, Two Pints selects... Dallas.



(hit play and continue reading)

No, no, no, not the Dallas as in the city (AS IF!), Dallas as in DALLAS the television series that ran for 14 seasons (1978 – 1992). Odd pick? Actually no, the characters on the show are what I aspire to be. Check it.

J.R.: I pour myself a drink at work every day from the crystal decanter on the liquor cabinet. (What is in that thing? Scotch? Whiskey? Eh, doesn’t matter.) Where in the business world can you still do this? Then after a drama filled morning with my brother Bobby, I head off to the Cattleman’s Club for -- you guessed it -- another drink. Maybe I order some food, but actually I never eat it because my nemesis Cliff Barns has spoiled my lunch after talk of an affair with my wife Sue-Ellen. I order another drink: A scotch on the rocks, or a whiskey… doesn’t matter!

Bobby: I get angry after the confrontation with my brother J.R., I have a drink in my private office, I then head off to find my wife Pam to take her to lunch, where we share cocktails and try to figure out how to get Pam to stop acting like a Barns. Ahhhh the feud between our families is just too much. I order another scotch, or is it whiskey… doesn’t matter!

Sue-Ellen: I drink all day and lay by the pool and become an alcoholic wife because my husband J.R. is just not what I thought he was. He’s a womanizer, I should have known. I pour another glass of scotch, or is it whiskey... doesn’t matter!

Pam: I try to be a good wife to Bobby, but my intense love of my brother Cliff and being a Barns tends to come between us. I head out to Southfork and head straight to the formal living room. I pour myself a scotch, or is it whiskey…doesn’t matter!

Lucy: It is difficult being the young niece of J.R. and Bobby. No one takes me seriously. I’m in love with a poor boy who doesn’t want me to keep my Ewing money. I’m so upset I go to a club and run into my old flame Ray and his new girlfriend. I’m so upset I order a drink… a scotch, or is it whiskey… doesn’t matter!

Miss Ellie: I am the family matriarch and must keep my boys from fighting, my daughter-in-laws from becoming drunks, and my young granddaughter in-line. When I get up, I head over to the crystal decanters of amber alcohol. I look at them pick one up and throw it across the room to smash it… this damn scotch, or is it whiskey… doesn’t matter! It is ruining my family!!

So there you have it Dallas in all its glory. Drama, booze, and a GREAT theme song.

I’m going to go pour something from the crystal decanter. Hell Yeah! Dallas!!!

5/12/10 2:02 PM
K Dub is on the clock

5/14/10 8:36 AM
With the 11th pick in the 2nd Annual 2010 "The Ferm" Anything Mock Draught, K Dub selects... Upright Brewing Company.

This relatively new craft brewer is located in Portland, OR, the mecca of craft brewing in my opinion. Upright Brewing Company's normal lineup of offerings includes variations of flavors and strengths all based on the French saison style of ales. Their seasonal and miscellaneous offerings include an Oyster Stout, Flora Rustica, Gose, English Old Ale, a Wit, and a wild yeast pinot noir barrel aged fruit wheat beer called Four Play. Alex Ganum is one hell of a brewer who has figured out how to make hand crafted ales in the basement of a building. Definitely on my list of to-do's when visiting Portland, Upright will always find me in the tasting area, provided they're open.





5/14/10 9:45 AM

The Ferm from DosBeerigos.com is on the clock

5/14/10 9:57 AM
With the 12th pick in the 2nd Annual 2010 "The Ferm" Anything Mock Draught, The Ferm of DosBeerigos.com selects... Cigar City Brewing Company.

Cigar City Brewing Company, out of Tampa, FL, is a relatively young brewery that is putting the state of Florida on the "beer map." Taking a Gold Medal at GABF last year for their Humidor IPA which was aged on Spanish Cedar, Cigar City placed themselves on the map. They are brewing beer that they enjoy drinking, and it is working for them. Using local and domestic ingredients from the Tampa area, Cigar City represents the melting pot that is Tampa, FL. very well! This year they released their yearly Imperial Stout; Hunahpu's, this beer is a top 5 beer on Beer Advocate and highly rated on Rate Beer. With CCB in my corner I plan to rule the world one beer at a time! Check them out at http://cigarcitybrewing.com/.


5/14/10 10:22 AM
Leslie is on the clock

5/16/10 3:39 PM
ANNOUNCEMENT: Leslie has traded her pick to Alexander for a bottle of Pindar Vineyards 2001 Mythology Meritage.

5/16/10 4:48 PM

Friends, I commend this parody of so-called expert opinions presented as a vehicle to promote your blog apropos “drinking related topics. My interests lie in a level elevated above factory made beverages, and hopefully I will suit this forum despite it's pedestrian label of “draught.” I am in the process of utilizing social media to begin sharing my experiences with wine and perhaps generate a personal brand. Therefore, I am thankful to Leslie for renouncing her 2nd round pick and to SirRon for extending me an invitation.

With the 13th pick in the 2nd Annual 2010 "The Ferm" Anything Mock Draught, Alexander selects... Meritage.

Before you formulate your point-by-point arguments that I just selected the poor man’s version of the Bordeaux region in France, let me delineate the selection.

I will first provide a cursory lesson for the unacquainted. A Bordeaux wine is a blended wine consisting of some, but not necessarily all, of the following grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Carménère. Bordeaux wines are usually red and usually make use of Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon as the main grape in the vintage. (For the more curious reader, white Bordeaux is predominantly made from Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle.)

It is without error that I select Meritage, a term used to designate Bordeaux-style wines. “Bordeaux” is a protected geographical indication. Enter the California-based Meritage Alliance. While winemakers must license the Meritage trademark from the group, the only thing stuffy and French-y about these enjoying these wines are the friends you drink them with. While on the topic, do not French-ify the word by pronouncing it “Meritazh” (rhymes with garage). Meritage comes from the two words “merit” and “heritage” and should therefore rhyme with “heritage.”

Do yourself a favor and ask the wine expert at your local store to suggest a wonderful Cab blend from somewhere other than the French aisle. Great wine is more than just a name, a price, or a taste. Great wines communicate varying geography, climates, cultures, and traditions. Ladies and gentlemen, good sipping to you.

5/16/10 5:10 PM
SirRon is on the clock

5/17/10 7:50 PM

Nearly a decade ago, a man's fantasy became reality in a form never seen before: Kitchen Stadium, a giant cooking arena. The motivation for spending his fortune to create Kitchen Stadium was to encounter new, original cuisines that could be called true, artistic creations.

To realize his dream, he secretly started choosing the top chefs of various styles of cooking. And he named his chefs the Iron Chefs: The invincible chefs of culinary skills.

-Fukui-san

With the 14th pick in the 2nd Annual 2010 "The Ferm" Anything Mock Draught, SirRon selects... Kitchen Stadium.

Takeshi Kaga’s dream cooking arena constructed in his castle (or the Fugi TV Building) was a place in which pure spectacle meets culinary excellence. Between the years of 1993 to 1999, Kitchen Stadium played host to the greatest chefs from around the world. They all came to battle Chairman Kaga’s Gourmet Academy in a sixty-minute cooking competition featuring a secret theme ingredient.

Using all their senses, skill, and creativity, they are to prepare artistic dishes never tasted before. Every battle, reputations are on the line in Kitchen Stadium, where master chefs pit their artistic creations against each other. What inspiration does today's challenger bring? And how will the Iron Chef fight back? The heat will be on!

-Fukui-san

Kitchen Stadium is the bees knees of kitchens, containing all the ingredients, tools, appliances, utensils, and dishes a chef could ever want. It is also incredibly spacious, which is nice when you need to sprint from one side to the other for that last minute addition of shark fin or for a tin of caviar.

"Tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you what you are."
-Brillat-Savarin

Man alive! This pick is sure to gain me the people's ovation and fame forever.

“But SirRon-san,” you ask, “what does Kitchen Stadium have to do with drinking? Doesn’t Rule #2 of the Anything Mock Draught state the pick must be drinking related?”

If my memory serves me right............ there is this!!

Iron Chef Drinking Game

In case are wondering, the awesomeness of Ryôri no tetsujin, more commonly known as The Iron Chef, can be seen on its new cable home: The Fine Living Network.

Allez Cuisine, my friends.

5/17/10 8:26 PM
Round 2 is ov-ah!

11 comments
  1. SirRon May 11, 2010 at 2:33 PM  

    Great first pick of the 2nd round. Didn't the 'stros used to give away $1 beer after home runs too?

  2. J.R. Ewing May 11, 2010 at 7:11 PM  

    That. Is. Awesome.

  3. Dos Beer-igos May 12, 2010 at 2:14 PM  

    Pics are getting serious....man....i may have to go back to the drawing board with my next pick and hope it is still there for the next and final round.....

  4. J.R. Ewing May 12, 2010 at 9:26 PM  

    Don't I have some right of first refusal on Dallas? I guess the Norris family didn't last year when they got drafted.

  5. SirRon May 13, 2010 at 2:43 PM  

    Smokeypants is the Tampa Bay Rays of the Anything Mock Draught. Great job of building. I'm trying to decide who the Houston Astros are in these drafts.

  6. SirRon May 14, 2010 at 10:42 AM  

    There is a run on breweries at the end of the 2nd round!! Panic! Check your draft sheet!

  7. Dos Beer-igos May 14, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

    Ohh yah! CCB is all mine...and now I will rule the world!

  8. SirRon May 18, 2010 at 9:02 AM  

    It seems like Alex's pick may have just been an attempt at poking fun of the French. He could have gotten more performance out of Bordeaux-style American wines instead of the licensed name "Meritage." Just sayin'.

  9. SirRon May 18, 2010 at 9:05 AM  

    ...that reminds me, K-Dub's selection in the 2009 draught of Belgo-American Style Beers was a steal in the 3rd round.

  10. Anonymous May 22, 2010 at 10:34 AM  

    There's been a bit of lull after the Fox & Dallas picks. Upright gets respect. But nothing mind-blowing...until freakin Kitchen Stadium! Ota and Fukui-san would be proud of this pick. Mr. Smokeypants

  11. J.R. Ewing May 31, 2010 at 4:59 PM  

    Finally watched the full 10 mins of Astrodome video. There's some vintage stuff in there. Coogs and the old veer, what appears to be some NASL pro soccer. And vintage rodeo. Great stuff.