Argle-Bargle by Troon Brewing

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Camera : NIKON D5100, Focal length : 35mm, Aperture : ƒ/2.5, Shutter speed : 1/320s, ISO : 160, Credit : Khürt L. Williams, Captured : 11 November, 2017,

I had to look up the word/phrase argle-bargle. What the heck is argle-bargle?

It’s a phrase I had never heard before. So I googled. When did Google become a verb? It’s not. I meant I typed “argle-bargle” into the search box in google.com in a browser. And boom ( have you tired Lord Hobo Brewing Boom Juice ), I had a rabbit hole of links to follow some of which linked to a Slate article on Justice Scalia and another to a definition. That little dictionary definition wasn’t enough.

Funny phrase rabbit hole. It’s both a literal hole, a burrow, and a metaphor for an entry into uncharted territory, especially one that is disorienting or mentally deranging. The phrase is taken from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I have seen the Disney movies, but I have never read that book. Or anything by Lewis Carroll, real name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Carroll was an English mathematician.

Math, like the world of Alice in Wonderland, doesn’t really exist. It springs completely from the human mind. I guess like Alice’s adventures, and just like recipes for craft ale. Like Dogfish Head Higher Math. Dogfish Head Higher Math. It’s a _golden strong ale fermented with sour cherry juice and cocoa nibs and clocks in at 17% ABV). Holy crap 17% alcohol by volume! I think that if I drank more than one of these, most of my speech would sound like argle-bargle.

I drank a pint with an applewood smoked bacon, egg and manchego cheese sandwich.

ar·gle-bar·gle
noun British informal
copious but meaningless talk or writing; nonsense.

Argle-Bargle brewed by Troon Brewing is an Pale Ale – American style beer, which has 4.2 out of 5, with 51 ratings and reviews on Untappd.

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  1. susurrus said:

    I know it as argy-bargy, which is apparently the ‘new’ version, dating to the late 19thC. I’d have thought there was a hint of intellectual rough and tumble about it.