We were still drinkin' our morning (heh) coffee when Happy Hour time rolled around but we think we're caffeinated enough to make it through the rest of the day, even if we're leavin' a couple o' cups in the pot. As a good friend o' mine useta say... "Sometimes it bees like that." Today is one of those days.
But... to the bid'niz at hand. No, make that the pleasure at hand:
That's a Linenkugel Fireside Nut Brown. I like this brew, unlike one o' The Bros, who gave the beer a "D." A D! That means "avoid" in BA-speak. I firmly disagree and I'm not the only one who doesn't share Mr. Alström's point o' view, as the consensus opinion on this tasty nut brown ale is C+ and that's based upon 347 reviews. Personally? I'd give it a B, mainly coz I like the smoky taste that is quite prominent in this brew. It's definitely a seasonal sorta thang, and it goes very well with a chilly Fall kinda day.
Today's cigar is a box-pressed Ave Maria, a stick I have some small experience with and a worthy companion to the Fireside Nut Brown. You'll note that I'm both politically and legally correct today: the cigar sits in the ashtray unlit.
Update, 1555 hrs: Well, THAT didn't last long. I could handle the 52 degrees but I couldn't handle 52 degrees along with the brisk breeze that accompanied the chill. So we're back indoors to enjoy our beer in the coziness of El Casa Inmóvil de Pennington. Sans cigar. (Sigh)