beer list: week ending 10/19


mmmmmmm beer

Consumed: Cellared:
Great Divide 20th Ann. Belgian -H Jekyll Off the Grid Barleywine
Terrapin Green Flash Tangerine Dreamcicle IPA -H Great Divide Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin
Southern Tier Creme Brule -H
Lagunitas Imperial Red -TM
Founders Red Rye -TM
Sweetwater Bobblehead Bob Stout, Woodford Barrel Aged -TM
Wild Heaven Civilization -TM
Jekyll Off the Grid Barleywine -H

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) will pass within 139,500 km (86,000 miles) of the surface of Mars at 5:51 tomorrow morning (Monday 20 Oct, Sydney time – or 19 October at 18:51 UTC). This means Comet Siding Spring will pass 10 times closer to Mars than any (recorded) comet has flown by Earth! But it will be traveling at 50 km/s which is too fast to be captured by Mars’s gravitational pull.

Comet Siding Spring, Mars, and Milky Way dust (Photo by Steve Lee (AAO))

astropixie: comet siding spring and mars.

beer list: week ending 10/12


mmmmmmm beer

Consumed: Cellared:
Founders Devil Dancer IPA -H Westbrook Dark Helmet
Lagunitas Brown Shugga -H Terrapin Cuckoo Fest
Goose Island Pere Jaques -H
Founders Breakfast Stout -H
Sam Adams Rebel IPA -TM
Sierra Nevada Cigar City Yonder Bock -TM
Sweetwater Hop Hash IPA -TM
Orpheus Tablet IPA -TM
Green Flash Green Bullet IPA -TM
Clown Shoes Galactica IPA -TM
Jekyll 7 Bridges Oktober -TM
Starr Hill Sabbath IPA -TM
Jailhouse 4D IPA -TM
BeerName -TM
BeerName -TM

partly cloudycloudyUp and out in the dark, it’s a normal occurrence now. The ground was wet but dried up after the sun began to break through the clouds.

Work was a bit slow, still. Not much happening on the issue I’m working on, slow.


It’s Tuesday and the Movie Edge of Tomorrow, they oppositely renamed the movie to something like: Live, Die, Repeat. Whatever. Brian picked up the BlueRay for me.

I setup the Vixen 100mm OT and took some photos of the moon with the Df and then added the 2X converter and got a bit closer. Brian tried to give me some crap about not being able to focus on the trees about 300 yards away and then on the moon without having some sort of extra tube more than I already had.

Had a few beers and watched the movie with Brian upstairs. The sky cleared up but then about 9:30 the clouds began to roll in again.

Hoping the sky is good for the eclipse in the morning.

cloudymostly sunnySunny and clear in the am. Then it clouded up in the pm.

Didn’t get much accomplished today @ work, the upload and then DB insert all fail nicely in my VM.

the Knick

the Knick

Cooked up some wantons for dinner and then watched some TV. Watched the Knick on Cinemax with Clive Owen. Eve Hewson also is now his “Love” interest and plays a young nurse @ the Knick. Eve is the daughter of Bono from U2. Juliet Rylance plays a rich chick who helps out @ the Knick and plays an interesting racial part, as she starts seeing a black doctor she knew as a child and got hired @ the Knick. Both of these lovely ladies have had a few very steamy scenes in the series.
Eve Hewson, that look

Eve Hewson, that look

Drank a few beers and thought about setting up the telescope to get some photos of the almost full moon. I got as far as getting the scope opened up and then getting the prime focus adapter for the camera and then the clouds just seemed to be covering the moon mostly so I lost interest.

This beer might need no introduction. Sierra Nevada’s Narwhal Imperial Stout was released two years ago this month.

Since then, a few kegs of Barrel Aged Narwhal have made slime appearances.

Much like Barrel Aged Bigfoot, Narwhal Imperial Stout was will release in bottles later this month. Aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

This beer is black as midnight and complex with layers of roasted malt flavor offering notes of espresso and dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla and honey from the barrels.

Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout was will be available in 750ml bottles.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.

Availability: 750ml bottles, corked & caged. Draft.

Arrival: October, 2014

13%+ ABV

via Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narhwal.

beer list: week ending 10/05


mmmmmmm beer

Consumed: Cellared:
Terrapin Moonray WiezenBock -H Mikkeller Green Gold IPA
Mikkeller Hop Burn IPA -H Mikkeller Galena IPA
Lazy Magnolia Timber Best IPA -TM Mikkeller 19
Sweetwater Whiplash White IPA -TM Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin
Green Flash Road Warrior IPA -TM Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout
Jekyll Hootn & Hollern DIPA -TM
Goose Island IPA -TM
Wild Heaven Eschaton -TM
Avery Hog Heaven Barelywine -TM
Sculptin Imperial IPA -TM
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin -TM
Dogfish Head Burton Baton -TM

Dessert is best poured. And the brewers at Perennial agree. So we dreamt up a beer that would bering together chocolate sweetness, Belgian yeast, deeply roasted malts and just the right shake of salt to pour a creamy stout worth of a cherry on top.

New Belgium/Perennial Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout is available in 22oz bombers and draft for a limited time.

Style: Belgian-Style Imperial Stout (w/ Chocolate, Salt)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Arrival: Late September/October, 2014

9% ABV

via New Belgium/Perennial Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout Releases – Beer Street Journal.

Stone Enjoy After 10.31.15

…Ideally, you’ll want to cellar the beer up to-or beyond-the Enjoy After date to help it reach its full evolutionary potential. At that point, some facets of the Brett characteristics will have mellowed, while others will have become more profound; it all matures into a fascinating and delicious culmination. Individual results will vary…and that’s both the beauty and the intent behind this beer.

Stone Enjoy After 10.31.15 is available in limited 750ml bottles.

Style: American Wild Ale
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited
Distribution Area: TBA

7% ABV, 88 IBUs

via Stone Enjoy After 10.31.15.

Things aren’t always what they seem, but not all deception is devious. Some illusions and misnomers lead to life’s most delightful surprises. Case in point—this beer, the yang to the yin that is the black India pale ale. Once revolutionary for its onyx appearance, it is now an accepted and beloved member of the India pale ale family tree. Thus we took the spirit of a dark beer—the time-honored stout—and applied a similar science of thought, brewing it to be golden-hued. That is what this experimental series and its latest creation are all about. Cocoa and coffee beans impart roastiness sans darkening to this brew, while flaked oats provide an enveloping mouthfeel. The result is a stout that looks more like a blonde, but is a raven beauty at heart.

Stone Stochasticity Master of Disguise will be available in 22oz bombers.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cocoa, Coffee)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Arrival: TBA

8.8% ABV

via Stone Stochasticity Master of Disguise.

beer list: week ending 09/28

Straight To Ale

mmmmmmm beer

Consumed: Cellared:
Goose Island Illinois DIPA -H Sierra Nevada Rain Check
New Holland 4 Witches -H Stone Unapologetic IPA
Sierra Nevada/Boulevard Terra Incognita -H Left Coast Trestles IPA
Terrapin Midnight Monk -TM Straight to Ale Unobtainium
Starr Hill Boxcar Pumpkin Porter -TM Terrapin Free Spirit Farmhouse Ale
Rogue 7 Hop IPA -TM
Red Brick Hoplanta IPA -TM
Emellisse Double IPA -H
New Holland Black Tulip Triple -H
highland 20th Ann. Scotch Ale -H
BeerName -TM

beer list: week ending 09/21


mmmmmmm beer

Consumed: Cellared:
Stone Self-Righteous Black IPA -H
Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA -H
Terrapin Hopsecutioner -Hoot
Sweetwater IPA -Shroom
Ludwig Heffe -TM
Jekyll Hoot’n and Holler” DIPA -TM
Southern Tier Pumking -TM
Hoppin’ Frog Manalishi DIPA -H
Weyerbacher DIPA -WOB
Breckenridge Vanilla Porter -WOB
Lagunitas Lil’ Sumpin Ale -WOB
Big Nose IPA -Other
Coronado Hoppy Daze IPA -H

beer list: week ending 09/14

Bitter Woman

mmmmmmm beer

Consumed: Cellared:
Red Brick Matcha Super Green Yuzu-H Lefthand Double Sawtooth DIPA
Avery TwentyFirst Brown Ale -TM Stone 18th Ann. IPA
Warsteiner Oktoberfest -TM
Monday Night Drafty Kilt Nitro -TM
Eventide Irish Stout -TM
Terrapin Pumpkinfest -TM
Sweetwater Tangerine Dreamcicle -TM
21st Amendment Hop Crisis -TM
Ass Kisser Smoked Porter -H
Dogfish Head Rhizing Bines -H
Pike Space Needle Ann. IPA -H

beer list: week ending 09/07


mmmmmmm beer

Consumed: Cellared:
Stone Perfect Crime -H Black Ball Porter
Southern Tier 2X Stout -H
Flying Dog Raging Bitch IPA -H Weyerbacher Blasphemy Quad
Breckenridge 72 Imperial Cream Stout -TM
Lien Big Eddy IPA -H
Founders Devil Dancer IPA -H
Lazy Magnolia Timber Beast IPA -H
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot -H
Sweetwater Bobblehead Bob 35th -TM
Warsteiner Koenig Ludwig Hefewiesen -TM
Southern Tier Oak Backburner -TM
21st Amendment Back in Black IPA -TM
Jekyll Hop Dang Digity IPA -TM
3 Taverns Quasimodo Quad -TM
Dogfish Head Rhizing Bines -H