Yes, we ARE starting rather early... but what of it? I only do this because I CAN, yanno? Besides... what IS it about cool, rainy days? I've cleaned the damned house from top to bottom... vacuumed, dusted, Windexed ALL the glass, mopped the floors, stripped the bed, put a load of laundry in... the upshot bein' I feel kinda-sorta like I've put in a full day. Already. So... we cracked a beer just before writing this and we're feelin' pretty good about our-fine-self. Here's today's new-to-me brew:
That would be a Snow Day from New Belgium and it's a most interesting beer. Here's what New Belgium has to say about the beer, in part:
Pleasantly hoppy, Snow Day carries the subtle chocolate and caramel flavors of a new brewing malt known as Midnight Wheat. The Styrian Golding, Centennial and Cascade hops bring the backbone of hoppy bitterness to complement the roasty undertones. This beer is the deep garnet of a roasted walnut and presents a creamy tan head, floating artfully atop. Snow Day is bold and hoppy, drinkable and strong.Snow Day is billed as a Winter Ale but it's much more hoppy than any other Winter Ale I've had. This isn't a bad thang and I quite enjoy the counterpoint the hops bring to the wonderful chocolaty malt. This beer is a keeper.
It reminds you to enjoy the unexpected.
Update, 1220 hrs: So... I was playin' around with the Beer Finder at NewBelgium.com and asked it where I could find Snow Day within 26 miles of Portales (ZIP: 88130). The results:
Note that P-Ville does NOT appear on the map, but Cannon does. God bless the USAF and their Class VI Stores. Is all.