Drinking Buddies

Without warning, their
plans to drink to old times were
postponed by new times.

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Seattle’s Best Dive Bars: Drinking & Diving in the Emerald City


Winter Luau

With Fire Rock Pale
And Crock Pot Kalua Pig
I escape the cold

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Written by Captain Hops.

References: When it’s cold and icy here on the east coast, I dream about being back on the Big Island. I spent a summer there during my college years earning my keep by doing landscaping, working in a hotel rec department, and busing tables at luaus. It was a time of hard work, mischief, and adventure.

Sometimes, when I’m stuck here in the ice and snow, I try to get back there in my head. All it takes is a six pack of Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing and some slow cooked Kalua Pig. Alright, I haven’t dug an imu in my yard and I really wouldn’t be able to finish eating a whole pig by myself. But this crock pot recipe seems to do the trick. Aloha!

Thing of the Day: Aloha Cuisine


A Journey of 1000 Miles

With a single sip
He kicked of an adventure
That has yet to end

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the Day: Travels with Barley: A Journey Through Beer Culture in America


Wild Horses

wild horses and
raging waterfalls cannot
keep me from my beer

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hawaii horse2

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Here is a glimpse of an adventure of a much younger Captain Hops. Yes that’s me. Yes there was beer. Yes it was a long, long time ago. Yes I almost fell on my ass… but not quite. Cheers!

Thing of the Day: Hawaii The Big Island Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook


Here’s one for Friday…

Beer drinking woman
Your heart filled with adventure
Mischief in your eyes.

Written by Captain Hops.