Monday, July 16, 2012

Surf Redux- Monday, Monday, notes from the Rogue

 7/16 "Monday, Monday, so good to me." -The Mamas and the Papas
   Thom is one of my surfing buddies from back in the day...for this kook that's about 8 to10 years ago. Due to marriage (he made it an adventure), and an awesome job in Myrtle Beach, SC, I see him about once a year. As far as surf goes, the weekend he comes up is like surf concentrate. We surf far more in one weekend's session than we do during any one of the usual sessions either one of us surf during the year.  After a full day's surf yesterday, we met this evening at 6pm and surfed a couple more hours. This time in primo conditions (for Maryland surf). The Lineup was full.  Warm, mid-70s water. Consistent waist high plus sets. Clean. Tide coming in.  A little close to shore, but Hey...we worked the bottom turns. For me, a much better sesh than Sunday. Who says ya can't trust Monday Monday?
Yo Thom..."till next year Brah!"



   The latest review is in on Maui Brewing Company's CoCoNut Porter. A semi stout Porter balanced with a light coconut tone. Hopped enough (30 IBUs) to make this bigger than the 6% ABV eluded to that gave it a nice, strong finish. Roasted malts gave this a caramel-chocolate push. Poured a dark reddish brown with a finger and a half head. Tightly carbonated. Not a double take, but smooth drinking...almost refreshing (which I do not usually relate to a porter). Gave it a B+. Stay wet!
 "Now son, you don't want to drink beer. 
 That's for daddies and kids with fake ID's"
                                                  -Homer Simpson

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