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26 September 2019 20:33
 
EN - 26 September 2019 12:54 PM

I think I’ll pass, Skip, and sit here at home sipping my moderate amount of wine.  Seeing all that would only make me want to drink more.

I don’t blame you.

 
 
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01 October 2019 18:58
 

For years I’ve been enjoying tequila, Topo Chico and lime.  Recently in West Texas I learned that it has a name - Ranch Water.  Sometimes it has a bit of Cointreau in it to give some sweetness, but the basic ingredients are what I called a Topoquila.  It’s humbling to learn that something you thought you created already existed.

 
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01 October 2019 21:09
 
EN - 01 October 2019 06:58 PM

For years I’ve been enjoying tequila, Topo Chico and lime.  Recently in West Texas I learned that it has a name - Ranch Water.  Sometimes it has a bit of Cointreau in it to give some sweetness, but the basic ingredients are what I called a Topoquila.  It’s humbling to learn that something you thought you created already existed.

I couldn’t find a recipe for your Rumaretto.  There were some which were close, but not quite yours.

A beer.

 
 
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05 October 2019 18:11
 

Rumaretto (copywrite 2019 - Bruce Burleson) is unique in all the world.

Now I’m having a Clown Shoes “The Exorcism of Rich Ackerman”, an American Imperial Stout.  Seems that Rich is their HR Director, all of whom, IMO, are full of demons. The stout is smooth and satisfying.

 
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05 October 2019 21:33
 

I went to a local Octoberfest celebration held in one of the business districts in town, which had I-don’t-know-how-many breweries representing, but there were a lot.  I couldn’t stay long, but sampled about five local/home-brew beers, and they weren’t very good.  There was a meatiness missing in them which had them taste more like hop flavored water, and they were completely forgettable.

 
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05 October 2019 23:58
 
Skipshot - 05 October 2019 09:33 PM

I went to a local Octoberfest celebration held in one of the business districts in town, which had I-don’t-know-how-many breweries representing, but there were a lot.  I couldn’t stay long, but sampled about five local/home-brew beers, and they weren’t very good.  There was a meatiness missing in them which had them taste more like hop flavored water, and they were completely forgettable.

Same here. Beer was $7 for a cup and completely forgettable.

 
 
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18 October 2019 23:41
 

An old favorite Belgian golden style beer, Pranqster from North Coast Brewing.  It has a high bang-to-buck ratio.

 
 
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19 October 2019 10:24
 

Last night, the devil tempted me to drink a shot of mescal for the second time in my life.  Mescal is made from the agave that isn’ t good enough for tequila.smelled like a dead body that had been hung up in a smoke house, and tasted like jet fuel.  50% ABV.  If you are ever offered any - run away, run away!!

 
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25 October 2019 23:41
 

A mint julep for the unseasonably warm weather.  A pleasant Friday afternoon ruined by my brother-in-law who is visiting from the Dark Side of Life and spent his time bellyaching about how much people annoy him.

 
 
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Skipshot - 25 October 2019 11:41 PM

A mint julep for the unseasonably warm weather.  A pleasant Friday afternoon ruined by my brother-in-law who is visiting from the Dark Side of Life and spent his time bellyaching about how much people annoy him.

You are a Southerner at heart.  I’m not having anything through the week, but this Friday I’m going to have my first St. Arnold’s Christmas Ale of the season.

 
 
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02 November 2019 11:10
 

Enjoying a cold St. Arnold’s Christmas Ale after a busy morning.  It’s a red/amber, 7.5 ABV, hint of toasted malt, full of smooth cheer.  It’s not around long, so I bought a bunch.

 
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02 November 2019 11:31
 

Alligator Suitcase Double IPA // 8.2% ABV // 60 IBU

looks like milk and OJ, but was really good.

Got into a debate about hazy beers at the pub as a someone said that hazy beers are made with lactose and showed me one that was. I had to look it up, it is a big trend now in beers, the lactose does not make them hazy but makes them creamery and smooth.

 
 
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02 November 2019 17:55
 
GAD - 02 November 2019 11:31 AM

Alligator Suitcase Double IPA // 8.2% ABV // 60 IBU

looks like milk and OJ, but was really good.

Got into a debate about hazy beers at the pub as a someone said that hazy beers are made with lactose and showed me one that was. I had to look it up, it is a big trend now in beers, the lactose does not make them hazy but makes them creamery and smooth.

On a tour at Anchor Brewery in San Francisco, someone asked the owner, Fritz Maytag (of the Maytag appliance family), if anyone has brewed beer with something besides hops to flavor it.  “Name anything.  Anything,” he said.  “Everything has been tried to flavor beer, but hops sell the best.”

 
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02 November 2019 18:50
 
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GAD - 02 November 2019 11:31 AM

Alligator Suitcase Double IPA // 8.2% ABV // 60 IBU

looks like milk and OJ, but was really good.

Got into a debate about hazy beers at the pub as a someone said that hazy beers are made with lactose and showed me one that was. I had to look it up, it is a big trend now in beers, the lactose does not make them hazy but makes them creamery and smooth.

On a tour at Anchor Brewery in San Francisco, someone asked the owner, Fritz Maytag (of the Maytag appliance family), if anyone has brewed beer with something besides hops to flavor it.  “Name anything.  Anything,” he said.  “Everything has been tried to flavor beer, but hops sell the best.”

Yep, but that is why they say hazy IPA, as IPA is known for high hops, so like the fake IPA’s (<7% and <60IBU) they are riding on the coattails of beer defined by beer lovers. Nevertheless the Alligator Suitcase still is the IPA range and pretty damn good. I would recommend it if you find it in your area.

 
 
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09 November 2019 22:03
 

My youngest requested root beer floats for dessert, and I mixed mine with rum instead of ice cream.

 
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