Do you remember my writing about hunting as well as whistle pigs, deer, rabbits, and other varmint destroying parts of my garden?
Well, one word comes to mind: comeuppance. Actually, three words come to mind, if I include “asymmetric response.”
Delicious Deer Meat
Back in October, a friend of one of my neighbors was talking to me about deer in my area. I was telling him about all the deer tracks in my garden and how the deer like eating the tender leaves of certain plants. I even told him about how one or more deer devoured half of a large pumpkin. I know this to be true because by the pumpkin they left tracks and some scat, which looks like rabbit poo. He said he heard that some deer like pumpkin, too.
Anyway, he said they had gone bow hunting recently, I believe on the first day of the season, which was 30 September in Ohio and extends to 04 February, and they got a deer on their first day out hunting.
“Do you like deer meat?” he asked. I said, “yeah, but I don’t hunt.”
Well, a couple of weeks later my neighbor saw me working in the garden and said, “Hey Joe, I heard you like deer meat; I got some for you.” Shortly thereafter, he walked over with a bag of several pounds of frozen deer meat.
A week or so later, I unwrapped a package of frozen deer meat to prepare a quick meal.
I kept it simple. I just fried the ground deer meat in a pan with oil and then added some rice, frozen corn harvested from the garden, and fresh herbs also from the garden.
How good was this meal?
It was “fockin’ delish, man,” to paraphase Colin Farrell in that hilarious 2003 Irish movie, Intermission. I’ve watched it more than once; it stars the Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald, after all.1Yes, Kelly was in the 1996 Scottish movie Trainspotting, too, along with Ewan McGregor.
Beer for Deer
I was so grateful for the deer meat, I went out and bought my neighbor some beer from Cork & Cap Bottle Shop and Tasting Room,2It is also on Facebook at this handle: CorknCapBottleShop. a local beer and wine establishment that also serves food, has a bar, and provides live music entertainment. With respect to buying beer at the shop, one may select any single beer from their inventory to create a custom six-pack, twelve-pack, and such.
Here’s what I selected for my neighbor:
Six Beers to Consider (Table)
Here’s a brief description in table format of each beer under consideration:
|North Country Brewing
|Buck Snort Stout
|West Coast Style Stout
|Double India Pale Ale
|Collision Bend Brewery
|Crooked Reunion ESB
|Original Settlers Ale – Extra Special Bitter
|Market Garden Brewery
|Holiday Ale – Spiced
|Penguin City Beer
|Winter Warmer Ale
|A Solid Beer for Solid People
|Thirsty Dog Brewing
|12 Dogs of Christmas
|Ale – Honey & Spices
So, which one of the six beers do you think won the prize for best beer to drink during deer hunting season?
Best Beer to Drink | Deer Hunting Season
Well, according to my neighbor, and based on a small sample size of just six local/regional beers,3Five of these beers are from local, small-batch breweries based within 60 miles of my homestead; Bodhi is made in Columbus, which is about 180 miles away from me, so it’s considered regional. the Buck Snort Stout made by North Country Brewing Company out of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania is the best beer to drink during deer hunting season.
I did tell my neighbor and his friend that I want to start hunting. However, I’d need to get the proper implements to hunt deer in Ohio because there are strict limitations concerning the type of ammo one may use in a rifle and pistol. As such, a little Ruger 10/22 Carbine isn’t permitted because it is not considered powerful enough, on average, to minimize potential suffering of a deer.4In a future post, I’ll write about the Ruger 10/22 and how good it is in skilled hands.
Now you. What is your favorite beer to drink for deer hunting season to complement that tasty deer meat?
- 1Yes, Kelly was in the 1996 Scottish movie Trainspotting, too, along with Ewan McGregor.
- 2It is also on Facebook at this handle: CorknCapBottleShop.
- 3Five of these beers are from local, small-batch breweries based within 60 miles of my homestead; Bodhi is made in Columbus, which is about 180 miles away from me, so it’s considered regional.
- 4In a future post, I’ll write about the Ruger 10/22 and how good it is in skilled hands.