gwen brought over the breakfast beers a few weeks ago
and managed to bring over three i hadn't tried before
way to go gwen!
mt. begbie tall timber ale
mt. begbie bob's your dunkel
dead frog chocolate mint brown ale
i thought perhaps chocolate mint was not going to pair very well with the mexican eggs i was making for breakfast, so we began with the mt. begbie tall timber ale
and i'm glad we did - i'm a fan!
it was a great pairing with eggs, veggie chorizo, goat cheese, hot sauce, guacamole and hash browns!
its an english brown ale finished with kent golding hops and their website says it goes well with red meat and cheddar cheese
to that i can add veggie chorizo and goat cheese!
not too malty, not too hoppy, like goldilocks says, it was juuuuuust right!
then we moved onto the dunkel
which not very surprisingly i didn't like
i mean, i have yet to meet a belgian beer i do like...
so gwen gamely finished that one off while i moved on to the dead frog chocolate mint
while not specifically beer related
i have decided to once again do the 50 book challenge
(i.e. try to read 50 books in a calendar year)
and post about all my reading prowess right here!
yay for you!
so, there will be a beer book, maybe three
in my quest for 50
but the lion's share of books are going to be gratification of my insatiable quest for murder mysteries and silly vampire books
lord help us all...
spurred on by the four books i read while on vacation and the three i have devoured since being home, i am feeling like 50 could happen for me this year
i've come close in the past
but i can't recall ever actually reaching the specified fifty...
let this be my year!
1. MaryJanice Davidson - Undead & Unwelcome
2. MaryJanice Davidson - Undead & Unworthy
3. Kim Harrison - White Witch, Black Curse
4. Christopher Moore - Coyote Blue
5. Christopher Moore - Island of the Sequined Love Nun
6. Jeff Lindsay - Dexter by Design
7. Rachel Solar-Tutt…
i posted a link to my previous post on my facebook and here are a couple of the responses i got from male friends:
"I get what you are saying, and I think you know my opinion on homophobia. Having said that, as a guy, I was taught this as an etiquette thing, nothing to do with orientation. You don't look at a guys junk, while he's doing his business. You don't try and look down a ladies top when she bends over. You know, that type of thing. Hey, let's have a beer." "I kind of agree with [guy #1]. While I can see how it could be construed as being homophobic, I look at it more of a privacy issue than anything else. I wouldn't want anyone looking over the top of my stall either while I was doing my business. That being said, I love to be a bit of a shit disturber and diliberately look over at other dudes just to make them un-comfortable. But I blame that on the six pack I am currently wizzing out. ;)" and i agree w…
let this be my open letter to russell brewing
where i complain about one of their coasters
i have posted photos of several of russell brewing's beer coasters over the past couple of months here in my blog under the title "beer geekery"
because i thought they were cute and funny
what a great idea to put funny things on the backs of beer coasters
amuse the beer drinkers and have them think more positively about your brand
its a sound plan
but there's nothing cute and funny about homophobia
way to piss off a bunch of loyal beer drinkers (yes, pun intended)
who i can assure you will be thinking twice before drinking another russell product
definite mis-fire on that sound planning
i think a donation to out in schools
and a review of all their "funny" coasters is in order for russell brewing
heck, an apology and a recall of the offending coasters wouldn't hurt either
as for me, i'm going to have to review all my posts of the russell coasters to ensure tha…
this just in from my well-read and well-connected correspondent, alison:
"Corona just sent us a press release. To end the "global lime shortage" they have bought 1 million limes so beer drinkers won't have to go without. "Specially trained lime handlers" will be in the streets giving away the limes to Canadians during the month of March. They have "cornered the market on limes" for Corona drinkers. Hmm, since when has cornering a market helped end a global shortage?"
there's a global lime shortage?
lime handlers will be giving canadians limes in march?
do canadians drink corona in march?
improve your life with craft beer
drink it at home
drink it at the bar
and encourage your local pub to stock it
need convincing arguments of how it will benefit your local watering hole? watch this video!
howe sound's three beavers is back!
the total eclipse of the hops was very briefly back, but is apparently so popular that it's sold out everywhere i've looked for it
(did manage to get me a couple of pints at st. augustine's last week... maybe there's a little tickle of it still left there...)
the beavers though, those you can find
and you should!
there's a u.s. national ipa championship?
i never knew!
read all about it here
only one of my favourites is still in it
(hopefully in it to win it!)
green flash west coast ipa
some of my favourites (unbelieveably to me) went out in the first or second round
ballast point big eye ipa
deschutes inversion ipa
stone brewing ipa
southern tier ipa
unfortunately central city's red racer went down in the first round to fat head's headhunter
must try some of these ipas
i mean, if people say they're better than my known faves, then maybe they're pretty good!
oh how i love the howe sound!
not only do they brew up some fabulous beer
not only do they find greener ways to brew and serve that beer
but now they're teaming up with cpaws and trying to save some fishies too!
i do love eating fishies
it would be a crying shame if they all disappeared...
and how handy that just by drinking beer i can help save them
win win, i say, win win!
i am one of the beer blogs featured on the camra vancouver newsletter's "blogs of interest"
does that mean i'm interesting???
"Blogs of Interest
The following blogs have a primary focus on craft beer in Vancouver and British Columbia. These blogs present commentary of our local craft beer scene, and as such, contain content and opinions that CAMRA Vancouver may not share. We welcome your comments or suggestions."
it hasn't even been a month since i started drinking again
but i have me some thoughts on the happiness i get from drinking
i like drinking
i like to do it fairly often
i like to do it with my friends
i like to do it with my enemies, okay, well, it helps me think more of my enemies
i like to do it in the morning
i like to do it in the afternoon
i like to do it in the evening
i like to do it just to the point of social lubrication
i do not like to do it to the point of illness
having my first drink off-cleanse and on vacation was wonderful
having several more later that evening was even better!
good company, fun new places to visit and warm weather all combined to make it a fabulous night of intoxication, not all of it from the beers and margaritas
(and don't get me started on the hot brazilians we ended our night with...)
but seriously, there's something about the conviviality of drinking
about the social lubrication of mild intoxication
the walls coming do…
Highway 78 Collaboration Ale with Stone, Green Flash and Pizza Port - Release 2/14/11 On December 17th, Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing, Chuck Silva of Green Flash Brewing and Jeff Bagby of Pizza Port Carlsbad collaborated on a new brew called Highway 78 Scotch Ale. The name is based on the main road connecting the three Southern California-based breweries. The beer is ready and will be released on Monday, February 14. The beer is a Scotch Ale and checks in at 8.8% ABV. To learn more, watch the video: http://vimeo.com/19680279