Number 397:Woke up to yet another huge snowfall.Out to clear it then back in to work.Finally finished the 4000 word epic Key West post.Caught up with some correspondence then hit the gym.That was not easy, but felt good.The Beer:Erdinger Pikantus from Erdinger Weissbrau of Erding, Germany.Now this WAS a weizenbock. And boy, what a great beer – seek it out!
Number 374:A late start after a busy bottling day.I had also been to the gym for a spinning session which tired me out nicely.Up for breakfast and some clearing up then a megashop.Spinning again then home to make my speciality tacos.Found a beer that is one of the styles I brewed, hope it turns out similar!The Beer:Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij der Trappist van Westmalle of Malle, Belgium.Somewhat of a contrast to yesterday’s mild ale – a whopping 9.5% that you can feel. Great…
Beer Diary Number Nissebrygg from Haandbryggeriet of Drammen, Norway
Number 398:Saturday!Had a bit of a lie in before breakfast.Cleared up a bit then span at the gym.Out to dinner chez Bodil and Bernt.A great time was had by all, including homebrew tasting.The Beer:Devil’s Apron from Klostergården of Tautra, Norway.Black as night and tasty as hell. Flavoured with sea salt and other goodness, this is another instant classic.
Number 396:Another massive snowfall saw me clearing the drive once more this morning.Should be great for skiing for several weeks now, surely.Back to work, nearly done with the Key West article.Knocked a few other posts out too.To the shops then made dinner, relaxed in the evening.The Beer:Konig Ludwig Dunkel from Konig Ludwig Schlossbauerei of Kaltenberg, Germany.Another from Duty-Free, I thought this was a weizen when I bought it but it was a dark lager. Great, though.
Number 395:Back at home and back to work.Straight into it, working on a Key West post.We have a LOT of snow, so I spent some time clearing the drive.That had to count as exercise as I didn’t make it to the gym.Seem to have coped well with the time difference this time.The Beer:Two Captains from Nøgne Ø of Grimstad, Norway Alcohol content: 8.5%.Picked a few beers up at Duty Free on my way home. This is an excellent IPA, very similar to mine.
Number 390:What a day.Left Key West after breakfast at the Ibis Bay. Guided tour of the Turtle Hospital before biking the Old Seven Mile Bridge.Lunch at the Sunset Grille overlooking said bridge.Checked in to the Ocean Pointe Suites and out for dinner.The Beer:Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery of Boston, USA.An excellent IPA – still not local, but great nonetheless.
Number 389:First full day in Key West.After a huge breakfast featuring Key Lime Pie, we had free time.Took a tour of the Hemingway Home and then hit Duval Street.Passed a sign for craft beer and couldn’t resist.Found a great bar and some good beers.The Beer:Ebel’s Weiss from Two Brothers Brewing Company of Warrenville, Illinois.A good weizen to start my run of beers in Florida.