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  1. Two of my friends and I do a 6 pack club where we each buy a 6 pack, then we exchange 4 of the beers for two from the other person’s 6 pack.  These were the beers for our most recent exchange.

    I bought Baxter Brewing Tarnation.  It was a California-style lager that came in at 5.3% ABV.  It was malty with a touch of pine in the background.  There was also some bitterness in the finish.  There was nothing fancy or complicated about it.  This was a really good brew.

    The second beer was Long Trail Mostly Cloudy.  It’s an unfiltered Belgian White.  It came in at 4.7% ABV.  The initial flavor was lemon.  There was a bread background too.  As it warmed, there was a bit more of an herbal taste along with the citrus.  This was really good!

    The third beer was Lagunitas DayTime Ale Fractional IPA.  It came in at 4.65% ABV.  It was light with a celery/citrus taste.  It was bitter in the finish.  This was a good beer.

    Another successful 6-pack club!

     
     
  2. escapekit:

    The gentlemen of letters

    A great mini documentary on the sign painters of Dublin.

    I used to do signs for parties in college that would hang in the dining hall.  I never feared anything more than spelling something wrong and not catching it.

     
     
  3. My boy Duce and I split some brews after a night of basketball.  The first was the 4th of 3 brews in the Backlash Uprising Series.  They planned to only do a trio of brews, but decided to do a fourth beer using all of the different hops used in the series.  Chaos was a double IPA and came in at 8.5% ABV.  There was some tropical fruit up front, followed by citrus through the middle, then bitter in the finish.  This was a great beer!

    Second was a beer Duce brought with him.  It was Stone Matt’s Burning Rosids Cherrywood Smoked Saison.  It came in at 10.5% ABV.  For being a high ABV, there was an absence of alcohol flavor.  It had tastes of citrus and herbs up front.  The smokiness came through in the finish and aftertaste.  As it warmed, there was some cherry in the background.  It was a great beer!

    Last - and certainly not least - was Clown Shoes Very Angry Beast American Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels.  This beer was boss!  The bourbon from the barrel came through in the background.  There was flavors of coffee and malt.  It had a bit of spice like cinnamon.  This was a glorious beer!

     
     
  4. stonebrewingco:

You’ve helped us name #beer before, but today, we’re asking you to throw out suggestions for one of the newest residents of STONE FARMS, a tiny, yet rather aggressive, infinitely hungry and, yeah, maybe even a little Arrogant, little piggy whose not going to market.

His name should be Schwarz Boar.

    stonebrewingco:

    You’ve helped us name #beer before, but today, we’re asking you to throw out suggestions for one of the newest residents of STONE FARMS, a tiny, yet rather aggressive, infinitely hungry and, yeah, maybe even a little Arrogant, little piggy whose not going to market.

    His name should be Schwarz Boar.

     
     
  5. A video about making textiles in Bagru, India through traditional methods.

     
     
  6. A few of us from work went out to Newburyport for dinner and some drinks.  The first stop was Park Lunch which has the best chicken fingers around.  After a few beers there (High Life and Yuengling), we stopped at The Grog.

    I’ve said it before, but The Grog’s beer selection has become amazing over the last few years.  There’s always at least 3-4 new brews on the menu that I hadn’t had before.  I went the sampler route for most of my stay so i could try a bunch of brews.

    In an interesting coincidence, every beer on the first sampler had almost the same appearance.  From left to right they were: Coronado Orange Avenue Wit, Pretty Things Fluffy White Rabbits Tripel, Brasserie de la Senne Taras Boulba Belgian Pale Ale, and North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner.  The Coronado wasn’t anything to write home about.  The other three were really good.

    In the second sampler, from back to front, I had: White Birch Hop Session Ale, North Coast XXV Anniversary Belgian Pale Ale, The Bruery Saison de Lente Saison, and Peak Espresso Amber Ale.  Each of these were really good, but the White Birch and Peak stood out.  While not a session in strict definition (5.1% ABV), the Hop Session was hoppy with pine flavor and bitter from the middle through the finish.  The Peak Espresso had a ton of coffee flavor with a lot of malt in the background.

    If you’re ever in the Newburyport area, then you should stop by The Grog for a beer or three.

     
     
  7. This was Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA.  So good!!!

    This was Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA.  So good!!!

     
     
  8. Night Shift in Everett, MA has a program called Barrel Society.  It’s basically a CSA for beer.  I loved all of the beer in the 2013 program, so I re-upped for 2014.
This was release #1.  It was aurora wild ale blend dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops.  It came in at 8% ABV.  It was tart and dry.  There was some citrus that showed up in the middle through the finish.  As it warmed, there was some light white grape flavor that became present with the citrus.  This was delicious!  Night Shift continues to brew great things!

    Night Shift in Everett, MA has a program called Barrel Society.  It’s basically a CSA for beer.  I loved all of the beer in the 2013 program, so I re-upped for 2014.

    This was release #1.  It was aurora wild ale blend dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops.  It came in at 8% ABV.  It was tart and dry.  There was some citrus that showed up in the middle through the finish.  As it warmed, there was some light white grape flavor that became present with the citrus.  This was delicious!  Night Shift continues to brew great things!

     
     
  9. beercurator:

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America Variety Pack, 2014 Festival details announced - #BeerCampTour from Beer Pulse http://bit.ly/1eCqRY1

That Portland, ME line-up though!

    beercurator:

    Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America Variety Pack, 2014 Festival details announced - #BeerCampTour from Beer Pulse http://bit.ly/1eCqRY1

    That Portland, ME line-up though!

     
     
  10. Thanks go out to ironchefmiyagi13 for hooking me up with this brew. I wanted to sit on this a while, but finally broke down and cracked it open.  This was Captain Lawrence Rosso e Marrone.  It was an ale aged with grapes in oak barrels.  It was Batch 4.  It came in at 10% ABV.

    It was immediately tart.  There was a taste of red wine through the middle and finish.  It was also dry.  There was very light carbonation.  This was great!