Round two for Lake Wood Brewing Company. This week we are trying the Hopp-Trapp Belgian Style IPA. This is the second of the two beers that I got from Lake Wood Brewing. The Vienna Style Lager was more up my alley but this one was also an enjoyable beer. I can’t say that I will get this one again any time soon only because it was just okay. This is most likely because I am not really a big IPA guy. If you enjoy IPA’s this one may suit you well. Continue reading “DOW (Drinks of the Week)”
You know, when you have to work the weekend it is difficult to dive into the drinks as much as you want. Sure when I was in my early twenties and maybe 30 or 31 or last week I could drink a shit ton and still make it to work. (Remind me to tell you the time I slept in my car and worked the next day at the prison. Jesus help me). I don’t really know what happened to me but I know it takes like a fucking week to get back on my feet. This weekend we enjoyed some bourbon ( Woodford Reserve ) some JD, and a new beer from Volunteer Brewing in Middletown Delaware. Yes that is a Minnie Car in the background. Lets not kid, Minnie is a bad bitch. Back to the Beer. This one is coming from my buddy JD who knows whose craft beers. He picked me up crowler of the Belgian Blonde from Volunteer.
Who had a great week this week, THIS GUY!!! It is hard for me to complain about any week that I have. It’s not that I am doing anything crazy I, believe that I really only hold onto the positives and ignore the negatives of things that happen. The work week was short coming off of the holiday weekend that also was excellent. Tuesday Night we sat and watch fire works from DP’s backyard. We cooked out and relaxed and enjoyed the night. Middletown put on a great fire works display. The three days of work went quickly and rolled right into another great Saturday.
Saturday brought us another great day on the beach where we hung out with some great people and even got to meet some new ones. It is great to go to the drive on beach and fish, drink, and cookout. The kids all get together and dig for sand crabs, catch jelly fish, and just have a blast. My youngest couldn’t stop singing Moana Songs and playing in the waves.
The group was close to 25 deep not inlcuding the kids. There was cornhole, fishing, laughs, good times, and everything else that comes with a day on the beach. I was throwing down some Cage Radler Victory Beers that just made everything better. The best is that we all agree to do so many things with each other that we know only about 2% of it will happen. You know we agree to by boats, and beach houses, and party like this all the time.
The best is when it’s time to pack up. Oh the fight that this has become. The kids and the wife never want to leave. Deep down neither do I, problem is that I know I have to drive home. F me right. So there I am the bad guy for having to pack up and make us go. Trust me my inner child crying an ocean of tears. Once off the beach it was time to hit up WAWA grabs drinks and sandwiches for the long haul home. I weep the whole way back. Once home it is tubbies for everyone, one last drink on the deck, and night night time.
Sunday we went to Cantwells Tavern for brunch. The is a great place within a historic town. The brunch is awesome there and the Bloody Mary Bar is excellent. Following that it is off to the community pool for sun and fun. I would much rather be a the beach though.
I am convinced now that I want to get a place at the beach. Nothing to extravagant just somewhere that I can lay my head down and the kids will have fun hanging out with other kids. I hate having to drive back an hour from the beach. Hour down and an hour back kinda sucks. I think we will start looking this fall for something in the future. If anyone has any recommendations let me know.
See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler
This week we picked up a couple of 6 packs and headed to the Beach. There’s nothing like packing up the Jeep and driving onto the drive on beach. The regular beach is nice but it doesn’t even compare to the fun that you can have on the drive on. You can bring everything you need out there, like grills, good times, Cornhole, (which is not a weird sexual move), fishing poles, a couch, and everything else you could fit inside your jeep or truck. If your not a fan of the ocean and the beach you can stop reading now. Sorry for that outburst but it’s anti American to not like the beach. The kids love it down there and could spend every moment hanging out and meeting new frineds. Each time we go down the wife and I convince ourselves that we are going to get a beach house. Well maybe next time.
When I am on the Beach I enjoy lighter beers that don’t come off so heavy. This week I went with Brooklyn Summer Ale and Two Roads Ol’Factory to compliment the hot day. Both were great picks and went perfect with the hot day and great company. There was a mixed crowd of about twenty or more people. We got on the beach around 8 am it was cool and windy but the perfect morning to be out there. We quickly set up the Block Rocker and got settled in for the day. As others showed up the grills got pulled out and everything from breakfast to brunch was being cooked up right there on the beach. What a perfect morning.
I didn’t want to crack a beer to early but F#$% it we were on the beach. I grabbed the Two Roads and used the bottle opener on my Jeep License plate to open it up. The beer was a little shook up from the ride down and it money shot all over the back of the Jeep like a bad porno. Rookie. Bottle in hand it was down the old hatch with this lightly colored elixir. DELICIOUS and as the temperature rose they just kept getting better.
Once I polished off the Two Roads it was onto the Brooklyn Summer Ale which is a great beer to take on the beach. The only down fall is that it doesn’t make you feel like Jenny from the Block. But it did make me dance a little. This is a great summer time ale and would be good either on the Beach, back yard BBQ, or a city block party.
If you come across either one of these beers I would encourage you, no wait, you must drink these outside with friends. These beers are not to be wasted while you sit inside and watch movies about other people having good times. Grab a sixer of these and go make some memories.
We will be taking our talents to Grain H2O at the Summit Marina for brunch. If you are feeling up to and catch us there grab a selfie and drink. Would love you here your story.
Never Drink alone
See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler
Wow what a good week. I have an unhealthy love for the summer time. 21 June marked the official beginning of summer and the unofficial beginning of good times. We ensured that we started the weekend a little early, like Thursday night. DP and his family came by the house, we had a great night out Friday night with an unexpected couple, met a cool Uber driver, and went to a birthday party on Saturday were I agreed to by my kid a four-wheeler. I don’t know what I was thinking on that last part. Nothing really notable for the work week do it being pretty quiet.
Thursday was an unexpected night were DP and the family stopped by. DP brought over some Kona Beer’s and a sixer of Troegs Sunshine Pils. We sat in the garage and BS’d for a while. It’s always nice to just sit and enjoy the night with family. We talked about the everything from highschool, to getting old. It’s funny to look back and realize how long we have known each other. We also confirmed out future plans of learning to play the bag pipes, getting motorcycle licenses, and we are going to fly single engine planes. We have strong ambitions to become the most interesting people ever.
Friday night we went out to Chesapeake Inn and had a blast with a couple we don’t usually hang out with. That of course will now change considering the amount of fun we had, it’s nice to form new friendships. The night was filled with laughs, dancing, drinking, and just a flat out awesome time. I did manage to time travel a bit, but did wake up in my bed. I also had mystery vomit that took a couple of hours to locate. It went undetected so long that I thought I made it up in my head. My 8-year-old was the lucky winner to find it.
After brushing of the cob webs and throwing down a bloody mary, Saturday was off to a hot start. We went over to a friend’s house who was having a birthday party for there six year old. This was perfect because we could take the kids over and let them get wore out playing and going down the giant inflatable water slide. Saturday turned into the day that I agreed to purchase a lot of things. First I believe that I am going into business of renting our giant inflatable slides, and I am buying a four-wheeler for my 8-year-old. This caused my wife to give me one of those looks. Yeah that look that you’re doing right now, don’t judge me it sounded good when I agree to it.
Sunday is clean up day. I decided to stay home and do some cleaning while the wife is heading out to Chesapeake Inn for a Ladies day brunch thingy. I really didn’t know what else to call it but it’s brunch and Mimosa’s so she should have a good time. Later today we have a meeting for Little Pro Football as DP, Adam, and myself get ready to start another season of coaching the kids. For DP and myself we are heading into our third season now and we hope to be the favorites this year. It is exciting watching these kids grow. My fall should be jam-packed with football and Rylee wants to play soccer again.
All in all another great week down and some more memories created. New friendships cemented and old ones just continue to grow. Summer time is off and running and we going to spend it chasing good times. Take today to sit back and reflect on a great week that was.
See You in the Future – Thee Time Traveler.
Well I am supposed to be off the grid yet I have found a way to get some good beers. This week I enjoyed a variety pack from Great Lakes Brewing Company out of Ohio. I also had a Dog Fish Head that I haven’t had before. This week I got to enjoy a picnic where I did Time Travel a bit but woke up safe and sound in my bed. I have been soaking up the great weather and wonderful views.
Great Lakes Beers
So there were 4 different styles in the variety pack that I bought, Amber Lager, Lager, Porter, and a Pale Ale. I thought that they were all pretty good and went down smoothly. I even had to drink the first couple warm because being off the grid I don’t have access to a fridge and didn’t bring a cooler. This would later be corrected when I placed my beers in a another mans cooler. The first beer that I cracke open was the Lagerone. Seemed like a safe choice and it was. It was smooth and not over whelming at all. It was a great beer to end a long day. Below is the order in which I enjoyed this variety pack.
- Amber Lager
- Pale Ale
All were good and I think that if the setting was different then these beers could have ended in a differnt order. If you find a pack of these give them a try, and if you don’t like them stick in the fridge and give to that one cheap ass friend that comes to the house and drinks the best beers in your fridge. Just tell him they are expensive and that asshole will be sure to clear them out for you.
Dog Fish Head
Not much to say about this one expect for delicious. If you are on the east coast and in the tri state area try any of the Dog Fish Head Beers. The one I drank this week was the Tropical Blonde. This is a great picnic beer, smooth and a little fruity. You know kinda like that gay cousin that comes over and always travels with hot chicks. But seriously grab a sixer of these and you wont be disappointed.
Never drink alone
See You in the Future – Thee Time Traveler