Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sparks Energy Drink

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.

6 comments:

Louis Winthorpe III said...

You forgot to post the Phoenix Quotient for this beverage!

Strap said...

PQ=0

Louis Winthorpe III said...

So yesterday I was in a hotel in Savannah, GA, and up at about 7 AM and heading out to go on a moring walk and pick up a newspaper. Low and behold, there is a construction worker hiding out in a stairwell and sucking down a 24 ounce Budweiser wrapped in a plastic bag. He turned white when I said hello to him.

I have to also say, it never ceases to amaze how many times I've gone in to a convenient store in the early morning for a newspaper or softdrink and seen a construction worker picking up beer. It is a bit disturbing... Now perhaps this is not representative of all construction workers, but there can be no doubt there are plenty of morning beer drinkers out there...

Sonya said...

too bad that guy didn't know about the energy beers. they seem perfect for those who want to start their day off with drink that's wrapped in a plastic bag.

Strap said...
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Louis Winthorpe III said...

Good point, Sonya.

If I run into another alcoholic construction worker in the morning, I'll have to use that line and see what kind of response I get...