Archives for category: Beer Photo Fetish

Calm, dry and gray until early afternoon. A good winter day for an outdoor work session. Temps around 50° F.

Took care of a few minor cleanup chores in the yard. Many more similar days and we’ll be all caught up.

What Puget Sound area grocery stores have the highest turnover (freshest dates) in the beer section? Need to learn more. Hate to spend $10 on a six pack & find out it’s not at its best.

Used to buy German Pilsner at Haggen. No longer seeing it. One of the most difficult styles to find.

Why is the can in the photo sealed?

Because sometimes, it’s windy here and an empty can will get tossed around during the photo op.

Alpine, Wyoming is the home of today’s brew.

Right on the Idaho border.

I’d reach for this one again.

 

Total Domination India Pale Ale – We’ve been this way before.

 

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

 

Mrs. Real checking in:

 

 

 

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

 

Heineken? Why it’s the finest beer in the world! President Kennedy used to drink it!

Not everyone likes this style, but there are many choices out there for many tastes.

Positive reviews:

A wintry night in an area surrounded by maritime culture.

 

A review with personality:

 

I’m going to contradict articles that tell us beer is skunky because light gets to brews shipped in green/clear bottles.

Here is a detailed article explaining why I am wrong on this.

I’m not convinced.

Here’s why:

The skunk is known and desired by some.

Beers shipped in green/clear bottles taste just about the same when tapped from a keg or poured from a can.

Beers shipped in green/clear bottles are packaged in cardboard boxes/containers that do not let light in. No light gets to the brews until they arrive at the place where you purchase them. In many cases, you may take the beer home and leave it in the cardboard box/container until you put it in a cooler & dump ice on top.

Skunky flavor even when shipped in a can:

Ditto:

Similar flavor here:

Zero flavor here (skunky or otherwise) even though shipped in a green bottle:

Photo at top of page:

Illegal beer drinking at Kingston.

Dozens of taste tests of this brew reveal no skunky flavor.

Not even one time.

 

Some history here:

“…Founded in 1903 by German settlers…”

 

Monica is back in the house.

 

Late November weather – We’ll take it

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

 

BeerAdvocate:

Topcutter floaties – why?

What it looked like last time I had one.

More info:

Ask Bob Brewer: “Floaties” in Craft Beer

 

I like this one.

 

 

Thank you Spencer.

I really enjoy this one.

Our local source:

Whidbey Beer Works

A friendly shop with a very large selection.

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

Probably some of this going on too.

 

A beer that brings little in the way of flavor or alcohol content.

Maybe just right for when Seattle temps push into the 90s. You can always add a kick with the tequila of your choice.

A little cooler closer to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

Probably some of this going on too.

 

Last day in the USMC uniform – 7/27/99

 

10 Weeks of Sunshine IPA

Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

10 Weeks of Sunshine IPA

Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

 

Without leaving the backyard.

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

Probably some of this going on too.

A review here.

 

Along for the afternoon:

Classic Deep Cuts – Free Internet Radio – Live365

 

 

Voss India Pale Ale

Our local source:

Whidbey Beer Works

A friendly shop with a very large selection.

Our local source:

Whidbey Beer Works

A friendly shop with a very large selection.

 

 

Not a favorite at this tasting.

I have noticed several craft brews in recent months that show no date on the bottle. Is this a trend? Anybody know more about this?

Helpful household hint:

Unused beer and wine can be added to compost. “The yeast in both beverages gives a major boost to the decomposition of your organic materials.”

 

 

Our local source:

Whidbey Beer Works

A friendly shop with a very large selection.

Nice enough today for a good outdoor work session & a fire later. We’ll take it for a January day.

Watching the fog clear on a Fort Ebey walk with Olivia. Later, back home for Harvest Fest 2018 with friends and family. The rain left us alone for the day.

From the generation that uses things until they wear out.