Author Archives: National Fanatic
2/28/2017 by James Fedewa Read the rest of this entry
1/27/17 beer review by James Fedewa
Light bronze tone with a average light hoppy and sour-yeasty smell Read the rest of this entry
1/27/2017 by James Fedewa Read the rest of this entry
The Billion Dollar Lie… (and common business negotiation tactics)
The San Diego Chargers are claiming they are moving to Los Angeles to become the Los Angeles Chargers. Do not believe the lie. The Chargers will never leave San Diego. The relocation announcement today by the San Diego Chargers has been mapped out by mega negotiators and super lawyers for well over a year. There is a hidden agenda, and a pre-mapped timeline, that the NFL (and Chargers) are using to budge the city of San Diego to do something different about the stadium issue now. The NFL is using the media (as they always do) as leverage tool, as relocation threats are the only negotiation tactics available to the Chargers.
Until you see an actual Chargers regular season game played in Los Angeles, do not believe the NFL lawyers and the Chargers owners. It is leverage, money, public relation spin and negotiation tactics of a Billion Dollar Juggernaut teasing you.
The November 2016 vote of “Measure C” (and The Citizens Initiative) to fund a new stadium in downtown San Diego with an increases in the Transient Occupancy (hotel) Tax was never expected to pass. It was a city wide only ballot that needed two-thirds vote to be passed, an impossible achievement (66.7% is very difficult). Also, only the “city” of San Diego was allowed to vote on “Measure C”, not the entire San Diego County. Limits were set to impossible…
“The Chargers Aren’t Going Anywhere… Rest Assured, The Chargers Will Be Here (in San Diego) Forever” AJ Smith said “They have to do a deal.” (A.J. Smith was General Manager of the team from 2003–2012)
12/17/16 beer review by James Fedewa
Bastard Kat IPA, Kulsan Brewing Company
Very acute hoppy aroma that is very nice and the color tone is a middle gold. With a nice frothy head, this beer looks prime and exciting. It has a malty and piney front end flavor with a sharp carbonation level middle. The piney hoppy after taste rolls in very smoothly after the carbonation twang with an very easy transition. This beer has three full stories to tell (beginning / middle / end) and every moment of this beer is outstanding. It feels like a hybrid IPA, since the malty sweet front end fools you with the nice sharp hoppy after taste. Great beer and very unique with the malty tones mixed with IPA hoppiness. I drank 4 of these last night and saved the last one for the next day to specifically write its own independent review. This one of my favorite all time IPA’s. A+
*My 6 year old son tossed in his own decorated football creation (piggy bank / trophy) in this photo, as it deserves its own IPA award. Love this beer, LOVE!
ABV: 6.66 %
A story of revenge
Breakside IPA, – 11/17/16 by James Fedewa
An impressive citrus IPA. Very good citrus hoppy aroma with a thin small bubble head. Nice acute bitter front-end citrus hoppiness, but instantly smoothed with a velvet malty middle. The hoppy aftertastes is not that strong, but it is there and it lingers quite long (in a good way). The carbonation level is perfect and enhances the citrus hops and malty mid flavor. The smell of this beer is outstanding and smelling this beer is just as great as drinking this beer.
Classic Citrus Hoppy IPA that doesn’t have much uniqueness. However, this is the type of IPA that most people prefer. Grade: A-