|Isaac's touch, 8/28|
The ninth named storm for the year cruised in from the southeast, through the Florida Keys, and up into the Gulf. Cat 1 Hurricane Isaac is expected to make landfall near New Orleans. That's the bad news. The good stuff is the swell it has given us over the last 24 hours. I was able to hit the 47th street marker this evenin' to squeeze a few thigh to waists at high tide. Don't know what it is with me, but I seem to be at my "kookiest" during the first 15- 20 minutes. But, once that first ride is snagged, the night is good. Even towards dusk when the winds picked up and the waves gained some bump, plowing the rough roads of a few hard rights left a smile on my face when the night was done. Nice.
The featured brew...Maui Brewing's Mana Wheat. This is classified as a Pale Wheat Ale with light orange in the nose, and the taste encompasses bananas And pineapples. Yeah, pineapples...thought it might be a hop influence, but only weighs in at 18 IBUs. Must be the Hawaiian side of the family. The alcohol volume of 5.5% does not make this a heavy one. Very drinkable. Rated it a B. Another nice summer beer.
"Drinking a cold beer after a great
surf session is one of those summer
salt classics." -Anon.