November
20
2008

Make it a Porter

Thin pale beer is not
What I want to be drinking
Under thin pale skies

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Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the Day: Rhodium plated and enamel dark beer cufflinks

October
8
2008

Porter

Sweet dark porter
The times are hard, the air cold
Carry me away

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter
Thing of the Day: Pirate Beer Mug

April
5
2008

Cautiously Optimistic

Sipping a cold one
Things are better than I feared
As storm clouds retreat

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Written by Captain Hops.

References: I sold my house. Yay me.
Thing of the Day: Ready, Set, Sold!: The Insider Secrets to Sell Your House Fast–for Top Dollar!

March
5
2008

Windy Valley Brewery

The wind blew cold
In the deep valley shadows
Winter’s hoarded treasure

Written by Robert-Gilles Martineau.

References: Oratche Company in Shizuoka Prefecture, Tagata Gun, Kannami
Thing of the Day: Japanese Cooking – Contemporary & Traditional

January
30
2008

Braised Beef with Beer and Root Vegetables

On the coldest days
braised beef with beer and veggies
keeps me nice and warm

braised beef with beer and root vegetables

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Inspired by a recipe in Boston.com
Thing of the Day: Field Guide to Meat: How to Identify, Select, and Prepare Virtually Every Meat, Poultry, and Game Cut

February
22
2006

That’s refreshing

Anticipation.
Twist off. I drink. Ice-like cold.
Moment is fleeting.

Written by Mike Driehorst.