Friday, January 18, 2008

The Maine Thing....

"The main thing is to keep the Maine thing the main thing." life according to Bill. A few weeks back our friend Kevin Watson, of Far West fame, returned from his current local, the Stone Coast brewery in of all places Maine. Bill being a native of Maine, and having many fond memories wanted to brew a beer with him. They brought a little of the East Coast to the West coast in this tasty, crisp adult beverage. Drink up. It has been dubbed an East Coast pale, we threw around a hoppy pale, or a few other variations, but the end result was East Coast pale. They used Simcoe, Liberty and Northern Brewer hops, a little bit of wheat and lots of The Maine thing in this little creation. Topping the scales at 5 1/2 % alcohol.
"Its crisp, hoppy and full bodied with hints of lobster and whoopie pies." tasting notes from Bill Jenkins

Kevin it was great to see you out here. Thanks for leaving us with something tasty to drink.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Happy New Year to all...

I hope you are able to keep those resolutions that you undoubtedly made, at least for a bit. Here are some of the ones I have heard:
To eat bacon at least once a week.
To drink less
To drink more
To be more aware
To be less aware
To exercise at least 3 times a week, (arm curls at the bar don't count)
To ride more
To consume less
and the list goes on. These all seem vague, to really succeed don't goals need to be really specific. Send your Resolutions here and I will, hopefully, post the good ones.

My favorite so far is at the top of the list.

The Old Rip Oatmeal Stout is back, and the experimentation should continue more Breakfast in a Glass, some sort of Bourbon Wood aged tasty adult beverage, and who knows what else we can come up with.

Our friend Kevin Watson, of Far West fame, now brewing on the other coast at The Stone Coast Brewery is in town for a little visit. According to their website he is becoming a real Mainer making a home out there. Right now he and Bill are hard at work collaborating on brewing who knows what, but I do know this, you will like it. It will be good. I imagine that Bill has Kevin hauling spent grain out at this very moment, he is such a surly fella and a drill Sargent underneath that calm, cool, collected exterior. Look for it in the upcoming weeks.

I would like to get some more pictures here on the blog, I like taking them I just never seem to have the camera along at the right time.

Hope you are enjoying the new year and it is the best one yet. Cheers to livin' the dream.