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Short Balding Guy

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Last night I was sipping a beer slushy. I erred and bumped the setting on the beer refrigerator and the beer in the back of the box was too cold. Out of curiosity I opened a Surley West Coast IPA. It was slushy and it was really good! I may have to purposely do this to one of the summer beers.

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For this mornings breakfast I had oatmeal, fruit and a Surley Sabertooth IPA.

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A run, a cool down walk and I am sipping a Deschutes Freshly Squeezed. Great hoppy taste that finishes with pine and dry bitter.

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I do not want to go inside on this mid 60'f morning.

Cheers, Eric -
 
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Short Balding Guy

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Out on a mission earlier in the Moore Bulldogger. The red is a reflection from the low sun off of a red brick bldg.

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Home now for the night so time for some Green Spot Single Pot Still Whiskey.

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Mmm Green Spot. Excellent choice Jack. I do like Green Spot. I can taste Green Spot (non age statement) in my memory. Your post reminds me that I still have to make an opportunity to sample Red and Yellow Spot.

Tonight I was sipping some Surley West Coast slushy. Fun and different drink. The beers should be back to their normal cool temps by tomorrow.

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Cheers, Eric -
 

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Mmm Green Spot. Excellent choice Jack. I do like Green Spot. I can taste Green Spot (non age statement) in my memory. Your post reminds me that I still have to make an opportunity to sample Red and Yellow Spot.

Tonight I was sipping some Surley West Coast slushy. Fun and different drink. The beers should be back to their normal cool temps by tomorrow.

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Cheers, Eric -
I remember many years ago... during a night of drinking I must have placed some beers into the freezer to cool off. I awoke the next morning with more beer as the last thought on my mind. I opened the freezer to find the most delicious looking beer slushees. I could not resist their calling and they were incredibly refreshing :)
 
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Still wearing the Moore Bulldogger I needed to go to Walgreens. While in there I swear I heard their beer cooler calling my name. Picked up Guinness Draught Stout again & didn't notice until I got home a different can in their series celebrating the Guinness campaigns of the 1930's & 1950's. The other can I'm familiar with had the Toucan instead of the sun.

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Stayed out on the porch but it didn't take long for the mosquitoes to find me.

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Short Balding Guy

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Still wearing the Moore Bulldogger I needed to go to Walgreens. While in there I swear I heard their beer cooler calling my name. Picked up Guinness Draught Stout again & didn't notice until I got home a different can in their series celebrating the Guinness campaigns of the 1930's & 1950's. The other can I'm familiar with had the Toucan instead of the sun.

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Stayed out on the porch but it didn't take long for the mosquitoes to find me.

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Interesting can Jack. I have not seen that can at my local liquor stores. Truth be, I usually am shopping Guinness bottles. Why bottles, why of course it is my habit. I should consider carefully my habits. I googled Guinness Draught cans and see many different can imprints. I am learning tonight - thank.

I am empathetic to mosquito challenges. Tonight I applied mosquito repellent for my backyard, deck wanderings. In my neighborhood I use oodles of it thru the summer months.

I am home with the cap that left with me wearing it to work before the sun rose. Home I am wandering the property, in the dark, sipping a Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA. I chose it for being an excellent "pine" taste and a solid IPA. After a 14 hour day, I recommend it heartily.

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Cheers, Eric -
 
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Interesting can Jack. I have not seen that can at my local liquor stores. Truth be, I usually am shopping Guinness bottles. Why bottles, why of course it is my habit. I should consider carefully my habits. I googled Guinness Draught cans and see many different can imprints. I am learning tonight - thank.

I am empathetic to mosquito challenges. Tonight I applied mosquito repellent for my backyard, deck wanderings. In my neighborhood I use oodles of it thru the summer months.

I am home with the cap that left with me wearing it to work before the sun rose. Home I am wandering the property, in the dark, sipping a Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA. I chose it for being an excellent "pine" taste and a solid IPA. After a 14 hour day, I recommend it heartily.

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Cheers, Eric -
Normally I would prefer bottles too, but so far I've only bought the Draught on sale at Walgreen's & they have cans only. I'm wondering about the nitrogenator in the cans; bottles would not have that?

I happen to still have one of the Toucans only because I cut the top open to see what the nitrogenator was. I guess I better keep one of the sun cans too. I just checked online & here are the different cans for their commeration:

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Catching up;

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I am definitely in an IPA beer kind of mood lately. From top left; Surley One Man Mosh Pit IPA, Surley Hop Shifter IPA, Omni Peel'n IPA and an Atlas Guatemalian cold brew (with 18% fat half and half w/ice cubes). The IPA's have a bracing or hoppy taste. The "bitterness" has been tasting terrific this past week. Taste is a funny sense as a mix of stimuli come together and our brain works to recognize, record and recount a certain flavor. Taste plays a role in flavor, but all of the other senses work in cooperation to create flavor too. When I drink an IPA, I experience a lot different components. The differences of sweet, bitter, sour, salty or umami all are different with the IPA's I showcase above. In this case, there might be some sweet and bitter, but when the taste of an IPA is paired with the aroma and golden color, you sense flavors like grapefruit, fruit, pine, roses, etc.

I am forcing myself to take the time to reflect on the differences of the brewed beers this past week. Each is different and I appreciate the differences. Curious, I have ordered the book, Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters by Gordon M. Shepard.

Anywhoo, cheers folks. I hope you are enjoying your hats and drinks today. Best, Eric -
 

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