A Really Cool Contest

Chance of a lifetime
To learn the art of brewing
In a magic land

Written by Captain Hops.

References: The Oregon Tourism Commission is offering a chance to win an Oregon Bounty internship at Full Sail Brewery. Send in a 2 minute video and 140 character written explanation of why you deserve to win. Prize includes airfare, lodging, a week long internship and $1,000 cash. There are six other fantasy food/drink internships available as well. Enter all seven contests.

Thing of the day: The Oregon Companion: An Historical Gazetteer of the Useful, the Curious, and the Arcane


Bacon Lattice

Any recipe
That includes “bacon lattice”
Has got to be good

Written by Captain Hops.

References: How’s this for some fun: Raspberry Chipotle Marinated Spiral Stuffed Pork Loin with a Bacon Lattice. You bring the beer, I will build the bacon lattice. Mmmm… bacon lattice…

Speaking of bacon and beer. Clipper City is throwing their Beer and Bacon Festival in a couple of weeks. If you are in the Baltimore area, you should see if there are any tickets left.

Thing of the day: How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques



Butcher and brewer
Make ESB sausages
Perfect with mashed spuds

Written by Rupert Morrish.

Author’s note: My local butcher makes these excellent Bitter & Twisted sausages for Galbraiths.

Editor’s note: Mmmmm… ESB Sausages… Drool…

Thing of the day: Home Sausage Making : How-To Techniques for Making and Enjoying 100 Sausages at Home


Happy Anniversary

Pliny the Elder
And succulent halibut
A celebration

Pliny the Elder

Photo and haiku by Captain Hops.

References: I was at Henry’s Tavern for my 10th Anniversary last week and finally got to taste Pliny the Elder. It was very nice. I also tried Damnation that night and it was also very good. (Please do not think that last choice was any kind of a reflection on my anniversary.)

Thing of the day: Natural History: A Selection (Penguin Classics)


To Do List

As ribs cook slowly
The only thing left for me
Is to drink this beer

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Maybe some day I will give up the secret to my famous dry rub. Maybe.

Thing of the day: Raichlen on Ribs, Ribs, Outrageous Ribs


That’s Good Eatin’

She brought me a beer
and a Maryland crab cake
the size of my face

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the Day: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Maryland