Saturday, August 22, 2015

Golden Amber Lager

This one ranks high in my book. It comes just short of 5 stars in my entry on Untappd.

Friday, August 21, 2015


I have been hearing a number of people lately ask for this wheat beer. It's easy going flavors and drinkability must be the reason for it's growing popularity.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Blasen's IPA

What a nice treat to have a neighbor stop by with a homebrew to share! This tasty, smooth ale was great to accompany my pork tenderloin sandwich and sauteed vegetables.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Big Wave

There is in here some very nice flavors of lemon and straw. The coffee table shown here is my next project. We will be covering it in bottle caps and resin. Hopefully there will be more photos here of the process as we go along.

Thursday, August 13, 2015


My new favorite restaurant in Decorah, Iowa, is the Rubaiyat. A dear friend of ours took us there for a perfect evening of conversation, fine dining and and a Toppling Goliath IPA. Our friend, always full of stories, even had an anecdote for this beer, describing a time he stood on the rim of Mt. Vesuvius to look down on the ruins of Pompeii.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


This is a tasty refreshing summer beer. But I am growing tired of this fad of adding "natural flavors" to good beer just to call it something different. I am much more excited about the fad of infusing different gases into the bubbles in beer. Nitrogen makes beer have a rich and smooth mouth feel. And Helium makes beer very funny.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Commodore Perry IPA

This is a special and unique IPA with a nice balance of malt sweetness and citrus aromas from hops. I also posted this picture to a group I belong to called "Pursuing Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches". Members there share pictures of favorites and get into deep discussions about why this or that one is the best Pork Tenderloin Sandwich you can get in America. After having read quite of few of their entries, I'm beginning to think that, when it comes right down to it, all pork tenderloins are about the same. Seen one, seen 'em all.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Honey Brown

This is an exceptionally sweet beer.  Chevy, the silver lab, likes it too.

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Kimmie, the Yink and the Hole Gose

The paperback Custer Died For Your Sins  was not what I expected. It was much more sociology than history. Likewise The Kimmie, the Yink and the Hole Gose was not what I expected. I have to remember that Gose means sour. I don't need to experiment further into the trend of sour beers. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lake House

It's moving day again for our kids in Iowa City.  This treat is nice and malty and makes it a little better going up and down three flights of stairs.