Hell to the Yeah!!!!! Dude what a time to be alive with one brewery after another opening up these days. Saturday we finally got to visit Midnight Oil Brewing Company. Click the blue link to check them out. I had heard a lot of great things and finally headed over to check them our for myself. This is a brewery that is young, hungry, and not afraid to put in the hard work.
Mason Ale Works is a brewery out of San Marcos, California founded in 2015. The logo looks like Thors hammer and makes me feel like a Norse God when I am drinking this delicious brew. This week we are trying their “Willy Time’ white ale.
I will be away for business during this one but Beer Under the Big Top looks like a blast. This event is taking place 2 June 2018, with VIP starting at 12:30 and regulars common folk at 1:30. Who cares which ticket you get they have over a 150 Beers being served and a ton of other things going on. I am actually pissed that I can’t attend this one. DAMN WORK!!!! I need to hit the lottery and just be able to travel the world like I won’t to. I am sulking right now, deep breath in, stare at the ceiling, eyes back to the screen, sip of my coffee, ok I am back now.
I can almost smell it, SUMMER!! Well at least better temperatures. This week we are trying a second brew from Wild Ride Brewing Company from Redmond, Oregon. A couple of weeks back we had their Nut Crusher Porter which was surprisingly good. This week we try out their Electric Fly IPA (India Pale Ale).
This week started off tough with the Funeral but is ending with Easter Sunday. The family has been together almost all week. We drank, we cried, we shared stories, and just enjoyed each others time. It was really nice. This week has been great even if it started off so tough.
Featured Beer: Nut Crusher Peanut Butter Porter 6% ABV and only 18 IBU’s.
This weeks brew comes from Redmond, Oregon from Wild Ride Brewing Company. These guys have been around since 2014 serving up great beers. I don’t normally grab Porters, especially those with crazy flavors. This beer claimed to be basically a peanut butter cup in a bottle. I have to give these dudes credit this thing was good. The peanut butter was subtle and the beer went down well. I was surprised that it was so good. I can’t tell you that I will ever crave this beer but it was nice for Easter Weekend. If your into Porter’s and Porters with peanut butter flavor I highly suggest this one. Plus there is an elephant on water ski’s on the label. So there’s that.
DRINKS OF THE WEEK, DRINKS OF THE WEEK ,Drinka;l of the dweek Daba Daba Dopa Peak.
Sorry I started that chant while a bit hammered. Now that we have sobered up a bit let’s get to the brews. This week’s featured beer is Polestar Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Company. These guys have been around since 1993 from Colorado. Head over to their site and read the history it’s pretty cool.
Wow what a whirlwind week this was. Monday was a difficult day as we lost one of the pillars of my wife’s family, it of course snowed again despite all my efforts to get mother nature to chill out, and we drank a little bit of beer. Here’s to another week down.
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.
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