On the docket for tonight.
(I have never had a pumpkin ale before)
German Oliver Struempfl competes to set a new world record in carrying one liter beer mugs over a distance of 131 ft 3 in (40m) in Abensberg, Germany. Struempfl carried 27 mugs over the distance to set a new record for the Guinness book of records.
Picture: REUTERS/Michael Dalder (via Pictures of the day: 8 September 2014 - Telegraph)
A brewery opened up where I live. The local 3 guys who started it all have home brewed for a long time. It’s in a building that used to be a mortuary. The main floor was where the bodies were viewed. The bodies were prepared in the basement and that’s where the brewing happens. The tasting flight of beers is called a coffin flight.
They have no kitchen so you can have food delivered or bring in take out. There was also a food truck in back (and they hope to attract more). A cool place all around.
I am having one of these tonight and it is delicious.
(so apparently this is draft only now (I got the 6 pack late last year)? And the chicory stout is draft only now too? Wah!)
I gave a guy my number on Sunday. Well, I gave it to him because he was the beer guy at Whole Foods and I was looking for this Dogfish Head Chicory Stout which I haven’t been able to find since I bought it last March in Cincinnati. He thought it was seasonal and that he could call me when it came in. In the meantime, he recommended this stout. It has 8.3% alcohol so a little goes a long way. I haven’t tried it yet.
I’ve had a busy week at work and this hits the spot.
I went to pick up the dogs from day boarding and I couldn’t get them right away so I stopped at the grocery store for a few things. I was perusing their selection of beer and found this. I had never heard of saisons until amtt posted some here and there. So I thought I would try it. This Hennepin Farmhouse Saison is described as an ale brewed with grains of paradise, coriander, ginger and sweet orange peel. I wanted to see what it looked like so I poured it into a glass (these are the only kinds of beer glasses I own). It’s very tasty.
I am making this Mustard Herb Stew - I did it in my electric skillet (I don’t have a Dutch oven) and instead of the tomato paste*, I used a can of diced tomatoes (I also didn’t have any mushrooms*). The veggies are done but I’m going to let it simmer a while longer so everything can get more intimate with each other.
*too lazy to go to the store.
I have 2 bottles of this 2011 ale and 1 bottle of the 2010 (I never got to TJs to get the 2012). I decided to open one last night and it was at room temp. Don’t do that. It foamed over everywhere and made a bit of a mess (there was still plently to drink though and it was good!).
Note to self: chill the stuff before you open one.