All too familiar
With everything in the fridge
It’s time to go out

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: Danby DAR440BL 4.4-Cu.Ft. Designer Compact All Refrigerator


Happy New Year!

Awakening to
A brand new day, year, decade
And bad hangover

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: Always Open Bottle Opener Belt Buckle



Just tried a new brew
Tommyknocker’s Glacier beer
Tastes like fresh clean snow.

Written by Beverage Goddess

References: Tommyknocker Alpine Glacier Lager

Thing of the day: Moon Glacier National Park (Moon Handbooks)


The Session: My Favorite Beer

My favorite beer
Depends on the day, place, and
Cash in my pocket

The best part of beer
Is trying the untried and
Seeking something new

Living in the now
And savoring what’s at hand
Really can’t be beat

Written by Captain Hops.

References: This post is part of The Session. The Session is a monthly beer-themed group writing project for bloggers. This month’s theme is Favorite Beer and it is hosted by A World of Brews.

What is my favorite beer? Frankly, it’s the one I’m drinking. Of course there are some beers that I like more than others. But I wouldn’t say that my “go to” beer is necessarily my favorite. I wouldn’t even say that there is a “go to” beer. If you did a fridge analysis over the course of the past year, you’d be hard pressed to come up with a lead occupant. If you compared an analysis of this year versus last year, you’d also see big changes.

I love to drink local beers. When I lived in Portland, Oregon, I frequently drank Bridgeport, Deschutes, and Rogue at home. When I went out, I’d go to Lucky Lab, McMenamins, Laurelhurst, or any of the many brewpubs.

Now that I live in Baltimore, Maryland, I frequently drink Clipper City, Wild Goose, Flying Dog, Troeg, Victory, Dogfish Head, and Brewer’s Alley. I don’t get out as much anymore because I am old and Baltimore just isn’t as family friendly as Portland, but the Brewer’s Art offers a fantastic beer and food experience.

When times are good, I will reach higher up the shelf to try something new and exotic. When times are tougher, I work hard to find quality and value for my hard earned beer buying buck.

I’m breaking the rules of this Session, but I will not name a favorite beer. The reason I like beer is because it is impossible to keep a favorite for longer than 15 minutes.

I am dying to see how others respond to this question.

Thing of the Day: Ultimate Beer



Out to discover
In the back corners of Wells
Finding something new

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Well’s Discount Liquors has a great selection of obscure beers. It’s not hard to find something new to try.
Thing of the Day: Discovery!: Unearthing the New Treasures of Archaeology



After his first porter
He shed a layer of skin
And was new again

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the Day: Black Butte Porter Jersey