Thursday, October 28, 2010

Jubelale 2010

Jubelale is here, and it is delicious. This year's label art is incredible. The 2009 label was very forgettable, and strangely enough so was the beer. I always enjoy the beer, but I almost think I anticipate the label art more than the beer. Well, 'tis the season to drink winter warmers. Enjoy them!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Introducing: Maow-Peeng Pale Ale!!

That's right everybody! Now fermenting is the special edition Maow-Peeng Pale Ale, brewed specially for our annual trip to Bend! It's a NW style Pale Ale brewed with Centennial and Cascade hops! We took some pictures to document the process!

All ingredients purchased from
Bader Beer & Wine Supply!

Here we are steeping the crushed malted grains!

Smellin' good!

Shaby adding the Malt Extract.


This is what I was drinking while we were brewing!

Chillin' that wort down!

Now we wait!

Well, that's what we did today! Hopefully this one turns out. And hopefully it is ready by the time we get to Bend! I consulted with Aaron Kayser on the spelling of Maow-Peeng. I think it just rolls off the tongue. Maow-Peeng Pale Ale!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Good People Drink Good Beer-Hunter S. Thompson

Why have I not posted since November? Is it because Shay is pregnant? Is it because I was aggressively pursuing a new career to only be shutout at the last minute? I don't know. I can't tell you why. But don't think I have not been experiencing excellent craft brew. As we speak I am enjoying a Horn Dog Barleywine from Flying Dog Brewery in Denver, CO. It has been aging in my fridge since last year and it is delicious (Aaron Kayser left it at our house, thank you sir). I have really been re-evaluating things as of late. I don't want to be a cop, which is essentially what a park ranger is, unfortunately. My dad gave me a great piece of advice, "Bloom where you are planted". I have been planted right in the heart of "beervana" and why would I want to leave? I know this post has no particular direction or theme, but hopefully it will get me back on track. Life is too short not to drink good beer. And I think that applies to much more than just beer. Cheers!