27 December, 2011

Weihensteohaner Korbinian Doppelbock

Dark amber in appearance, thin, lacy head. Moderately sweet nose- I've smelled it before but don't know the proper term- is it malty?

Almost no bitterness. Hints of rotated light cherry, with the same sweet character in the front. Slightly heavy mouth feel at first, but it dissipates quickly after swallowing.

Not bad, good, but not my style, I think.

26 December, 2011

Stillwater Artisanal American Farmhouse Ale

Opened to a bit of foaming, but only lost a drop or two. Moderately hazy medium brown, with a touch of amber in its depths.

Belgian yeast notes on the nose, with a hint of spice. Medium roast flavor, very well balanced. Carbonation, followed by roasty notes, finished with a crisp and lingering bitterness. Notes of alcohol at the very end (not bad for 7.2%).

Great twist on a brown ale.

25 December, 2011

Merry Christmas

I keep hearing the strangest sounds coming from under the tree...

03 December, 2011

Weihenstephaner Vitus

Very good beer. A little ester-y, suspended yeast, creamy head, very good flavor.

19 November, 2011

iHelp Origami

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06 November, 2011

Wychwood King Goblin special reserve

Malty bitter balance. Britishy yeast, but light. Good lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue that's wiped away each time you take a new sip.

Warms up nicely.

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Weyerbacher double Simcoe IPA

Unfiltered. Fine golden head. Unique green hoppy scent. Taste is the same, folowed by nice bitter hit that lingers refreshingly.

Got better by the end of the bottle.

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05 November, 2011

Name this

Malty, little sweet, weirdish aftertaste.

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04 November, 2011

Post Secret live at SCSU

And this is what we're doing tonight. I suppose we could have had Banik's book autographed if only we'd remembered to bring it.

02 November, 2011

Weltenburger Hefe-Weibier Hell

Cidery in nose and flavor. Unfiltered, not a lot of body but lasting pleasant flavor.

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19 October, 2011

Protecting the rear

And here is Shade making sure nobody sneaks up behind us in the car.

The very picture of modesty

I was shocked and dismayed to realize that we've not posted kitten photos in almost two years, so here is Chewbacca demonstrating how flexible he can be.

01 October, 2011

MIT Glass Lab Pumpkin Patch

We finally went this year. It was pretty awesome, as evidenced by our aquisitions.

05 September, 2011

Heirloom tomatoes

The first batch of larger tomatoes, clockwise from upper left:
Hazel Mae
Black Prince

06 August, 2011


Technically we've had a small Chocolate Stripe and an unfortunate incident that's about to become a fried green tomato, but I think this is the first real harvest. From left to right these cherry tomatoes are: Gardener's Delight, Blondkopfchen, and something incorrectly labeled as Marvel Stripe that may actually be Stupice. There are more green on the vine and lots of flowers, so we look forward to trying everything else in the coming months.

02 August, 2011


Schneider Weiss Clone
OG 1.073
FG 1.015

Arrogant Bastard Clone
OG 1.120
FG 1.022

Fuller's ESB
OG 1.066
FG 1.016

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
OG 1.091
Racking: 1.031

11 June, 2011


Smushed, steamed red potatoes, oil & parmesian, toast, top with baked-potato toppings

02 February, 2011

Girl Scout Cookie Recipes


So, who wants to try making some girl scout cookies?