Thursday, June 21, 2007
Good evening, good morning, and good afternoon to you all. I'd like you to meet The Shipyard Fuggles IPA. It's a wonderfully refreshing English style IPA that's 5.8% alcohol by volume, so it's not too heavy, but definitely hoppy. It's brewed in Portland, Maine, where the The Shipyard was voted the #1 microbrewery. The Shipyard distributes its beer in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and Florida.
If you like hoppy beers, I wholeheartedly recommend it. Goes great with sushi and warm weather. And, I admit, I just love all the colors goin' on in the label. Did some marketer pitch this one to me?? It looks much prettier than the name Fuggles suggests.
Incidently, our stay-at-home cheap brew, Stegmaier Porter, is brewed in a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Brewery that is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Happy Birthday to Lion Brewery! I think this porter has a coffee like taste, with maybe a hint of chocolate. It's mild and very tasty at the same time--easy to drink.
I did not go to Jubilee Day today, where I am reasonably sure one could get beer whilst being bumped and jostled in one of the largest one-day street fairs on the Atlantic Coast. Actually, I didn't even remember what day today was until I was forced to change my route slightly on the way to work--Main Street was closed all day for this brouhaha that one can smell for two blocks away, even indoors. I know this--I used to work in a daycare center two streets behind Main Street, and after doing the obligatory herding of the tots down Jubilee Street, we had to smell the greasy, fried food all day. If you already have high cholesterol, you shouldn't even be smellin' Jubilee Day.
These photos are a couple years old, but you get the idea: it's a mob scene. Oh, but maybe I'll go again, just to get a sense of what 60,000 people look like, all in one place...but probably not.
The best thing about Jubilee Day is that tomorrow is always Friday. I do like that.