Booze Geek – The Dude's Rug And The Big Lebowski

By Dylan Gonzalez

Beer: The Dude's Rug

Brewery: B. Nektar Meadery

ABV: 5.5%

img_2603Sometimes, there's a brew, well, it's the brew for its time and place. That was how I feeling about B. Nektar's The Dude's Rug the other night. It was getting late and the drinks had already been running well. I just need a little something to wrap up the evening with.

The Dude's Rug is not a beer, but rather a cider. When I poured it into my glass, it produced no head. It was an amber color with some carbonation easily seen through its body. I gave off the scent of fresh pine, along with ginger, cinnamon and chai tea. I thought that I could even detect a little bit of a wine fragrance as well.

When I got to drinking it, the biggest flavors were fresh chai tea and cardamom. There were also hints of ginger and honey. The cider had a strong carbonation presence, but it was regardless light and refreshing.

While I will always remain a beer guy at heart, The Dude's Rug was a very nice cider and bursting with big flavors. And if you disagree with me, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

What to Drink This To:

The-Big-Lebowski_KB_Jeff-Bridges_The-Dude.bmpThere is no other feature to enjoy The Dude's Rug to than The Big Lebowski itself. I became a huge fan of the film back in high school, going so far as to put it on my iPod and always have it available to watch at any given time. To this day, it remains a favorite of mine, mostly for the unending series of quotes it has given us. So, drink up The Dude's Rug to The Big Lebowski, and if you can't do that, pour yourself a glass, enjoy some Creedance (on cassette!) or the relaxing sounds of a perfect strike in a bowling match.

Dylan Gonzalez happens to love beer and comic books and luckily found a place to write about both because he has no idea how to actually make money in the real world. He lives in a cave in New Jersey. Tweet him at @BeardedPickle, follow his own beer blog at email him at

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About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.
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