January
31
2009

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

December
8
2008

Decisions

Another tall beer,
Or go out into the snow?
Hey barkeep, Beer Me!

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the Day: Home Beer Brewing Equipment Kit with British Pale Ale

February
24
2008

It’s Worth It

a brisk walk through snow
Ten blocks to his favorite pub
beer and friends await

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the Day: Walking in Baltimore: An Intimate Guide to the Old City

February
22
2008

Snow

Clearing the sidewalk
Snow on the back of my neck
My beer waits inside

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the Day: 100% Cashmere Wool Super Soft Feel Scarf

February
15
2008

Duvel

a fresh cap of snow
in no way helps us fathom
the fence post’s firmness

Written by Jim Anderson

References: Duvel
Thing of the Day: Duvel a la Carte: Top Chefs Cook with Top Beer

January
27
2008

Skiing

Snow falling lightly
The sun is bidding farewell
Skis off…beer opened

Watching the skiers
From my balcony above
Celebrating life!

“Join me for a beer”
I yell to the passer-bys
Too tired to hear me

I sit once again
Reminiscing ’bout the slopes
And toast the mountains!

Written by Tammie Wright.

References: Four haiku. One story.
Thing of the Day: The Sound of Water: Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, and Other Poets