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Trying New Beers…Boulevard KC Pilsner. It’s AWESOME!

I have to say, working for a beer distributor does have it perks! I get to try lots of different beers when the brewery reps bring them in. No complaints from me! Not long ago Boulevard brought in some samples for us to try. I brought home a 4 pack of those beers. KC Pilsner was one of them. Though I am a wine person, the Lion King is a beer man, and I am enjoying beer more and more. I always take a taste or two of the beers I bring home before turning the bottle over to him. I have to say, this Boulevard KC Pilsner was the bomb!

Luke and I went to the liquor store Saturday evening looking for this beer and they did not have it, so he opted for the Sam Adams Fall Variety pack, which we love Sam Adams as well. However, I was a bit disappointed they did not have this Boulevard. The good news is, in exactly two weeks we are going to Kansas City and we will be touring the Boulevard Brewery. I think we will get a little extra treatment since my company is a distributor of Boulevard. Also, October 1st, Oklahoma becomes a “Strong” beer state which means we will no longer sale low point (3.2) beer, but high point (anything above 3.2) beer. Along with being able to sell wine in stores other than liquor stores. This is BIG for Oklahoma! There will be only two states left in the US carrying low point beer, one being Kansas and their transition going all high point,  will be happening in April 2019, and Utah. Not sure what Utah’s plans are moving forward. I personally think breweries will not be making low point for just one state.

But now, with all of that being said, the Lion King and I both loved the KC Pilsner, and if you are a fan of a beer that is above average, and not over hoppy, this is the beer for you! Please try it and give us your feed back.  We would love to hear from you! Especially if you are Kansas City fan!!

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

 

I Need This….

Vacation for me is approaching…I could use a day or two of this! It’s been a busy Summer! After vacation…it’s go, go, go until after October, then it’s holiday time! Who knew after the kids were grown, life got busier! HAA!

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

 

The Sweat Hogs!

Had to share this article since it was this day back in 1976.

The theme song from Welcome Back, Kotter is the #1 song in America

In 1975, John Sebastian, former member of the beloved 60s pop group the Lovin’ Spoonful, was asked to write and record the theme song for a brand-new ABC television show with the working title Kotter. As any songwriter would, Sebastian first tried working that title into his song, but somehow the rhymes he came up with for “Kotter”—otter, water, daughter, slaughter—didn’t really lend themselves to a show about a middle-aged schoolteacher returning to his scrappy Brooklyn neighborhood to teach remedial students at his own former high school. So Sebastian took a more thoughtful approach to the task at hand and came up with a song about finding your true calling in a life you thought you’d left behind. That song, “Welcome Back,” not only went on to become a #1 pop single on this day in 1976, but it also led the show’s producers to change its title to Welcome Back, Kotter.

What Sebastian’s sweet, wistful and playfully nostalgic tune did not do, however, was influence the tone and content of the show. To listen to “Welcome Back,” you’d think that Welcome Back, Kotter was a seriocomic slice-of-life program in the mold of, say, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father—another 70s TV show with a theme song by a great 60s songwriter (Harry Nilsson). Instead, Welcome Back, Kotter was little more than a flimsy platform for catchphrase-spouting caricatures, albeit an insanely successful one. Arnold Horshack’s “Oooh, oooh, oooh,” Freddie “Boom Boom” Washington’s “Hi therrre,” Vinnie Barbarino’s “What? What?” and Gabe Kotter’s “Up your nose with a rubber hose” were the pop-cultural coin-of-the-realm in 1975-76, and though they bore little relation in tone or spirit to the song that topped the charts on this day in 1976, the disconnect did nothing to hinder the popularity of all things Kotter-related. Indeed, if you weren’t wearing an Uncle Sam or King Kong T-shirt in the summer of America’s bicentennial year, you were probably wearing one with a picture of “the Sweathogs” and a colorful phrase like “Off my case, toilet face” on it.

“Welcome Back” was the first and only television theme song that John Sebastian ever wrote, but it was far from the only television theme song of the mid-1970s to become a legitimate pop hit. Only weeks earlier in 1976, the instrumental “Theme From S.W.A.T.” had topped the Billboard Hot 100, and the excellent Mike Post-written theme The Rockford Files had made the top 10 the previous summer.

Who didn’t love the Sweat Hogs? I sure did!

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen