I've been trying some F'd up drinks over the past couple weeks, everything from energy drinks to beer. It got me to thinking...what could be better than combining these two great drink forms? Like chocolate and peanut butter, these are two great tastes that should go great together. Thinking back to my drinking days, I would've loved to have an overly caffeinated alcoholic beverage...one that would allow me to get F'd up and still stay awake. So, looking through the F'd up beer section (this is the area where you can find 40s, Bud/Clamato mix, 22oz cans of Coors, etc.) of my local liquor store I noticed this gem--Sparks Original.
Sparks is brewed by the fine folks at Steel Brewing Company. These are the same folks that brought you Steel Reserve. Some have said that Steel Reserve may be high gravity, but it's inferior to St. Ides...yeah, we're talking real quality here. At 6% alcohol, it may not have the same punch as a 40 of Steel Reserve, but that's not the point...you've got Red Bull levels of energy ingredients here....enough to keep you going. If you need a bigger kick, the folks at Steel now have a 7% variety with Sparks Plus. I doubt I'll get around to trying the other Sparks variety...if I want to taste bad beer and need all the extra energy, I'll drink a 40 of OE and chase it with a Red Bull.