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.
My mom and I went to a couple of antique malls today. I so wish this hadn’t cost so much because I would have bought it. My dad drank this beer when I was a kid. There was always a 6-pack in the fridge. He would have a beer or two when he watched TV on the weekends and would have one after work (he worked 2nd shift).
Totally dad beer.
It’s Oktoberfest! “Pints of Guinness Make You Strong,” “Thirsty and Miserable,” “There’s a Tear in My Beer” — it always helps to a have a good beer-drinkin’ soundtrack. So we teamed up with opbmusic.org in Portland (America’s microbrew capital) to present a limited-time music channel devoted entirely to songs about beer. Prost!
Illustration: AnaSera Chambers
I listened to some of this playlist today. It’s pretty damn good.
Two men toast with beer steins three days ahead of Oktoberfest in Munich
Picture: Johannes Simon/Getty Images (via Pictures of the day: 19 September 2012 - Telegraph)
Friday night post work with a beer. I am simmering a soup that I will likely eat tomorrow (because I finished my lunch sandwich for dinner and I’ll freeze the rest of the soup for later).
I live alone and I am listening to music with headphones on (Dan Fogelberg - I love him - YOU DON’T KNOW ME/YOU DON’T KNOW MY LIFE/I DO WHAT I WANT/WHATEVAH).
I’ve been reading others’ thoughts on personal stuff and I follow many people who share a lot of themselves. I am not that way either on here or in real life. It’s not an easy thing for me to do (there are tl;dr posts in me that I want to write but I’m not sure how to get myself to do it). Suffice it to say, I am feeling rather blah tonight for a variety of reasons.