Thursday, June 10, 2010

In Anticipation of Summer

It's not here yet. Last year at this time there was a bright shiny object up in the sky. Vitamin D was plentiful. Trails were dry. Campgrounds were full. The woods were heaving with happy boots, spokes, fishing poles and small watercraft. But sadly, we've lost our Winter season due to lack of snow and now our Spring and Summer has been delayed for six weeks due to a surfeit of precipitation. Nevertheless, in anticipation of the outdoor patio saturated with satisfied punters, I now have three session beers on the pumps, and will be brewing another probably this weekend. 20 oz. pints that are 4% and under usually sell for $4.50 here.

Currently pouring:

  • Cwrw Bach, a Welsh Mild, ABV 3.6%

  • Black Wooly Jumper, a Dry Irish Stout, ABV 3.7%

  • Bob's Yer Uncle, a Bitter brewed with a Belgian ale yeast, ABV 4.0%

along with the other usual suspects.


Boathouse said...

It's so refreshing to see session beer being brewed in the U.S., and I'm sure those ales are just as refreshing.

Jack R. said...

Have you noticed that the jokes about British summertime and the sun as observed from England are applicable here, this Spring.
Eg, 'I hear there are places where the sun give heat as well as light'.

Jeff Alworth said...

A month's long enough; time for another post.

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