Contrary to what one might believe the title eludes to, what I'm actually speaking of is the end our temperate weather. About a year after Irene skimmed by us, Hurricane Sandy is barreling towards our piece of the Right Coast and at some point will collide with a cold front sneaking in from the West. What forecasters are calling a "Frankenstorm" will in effect scatter our warm waters and air temps we've been enjoyin' and leave us shaking in the sub-60's. Boooo! Hiss! Head to double overhead swell. Yes! Flooding, leaves and branches everywhere, power outages, continents separating? Stay tuned.
While we wait, no hurricane party is complete without a good beer. Heavy Seas and Devils Backbone Breweries teamed up to bring into shore a dangerously delicious black pilsner called "Land Ho!". An almost black pour with tints of ruby-red, and a dense dark tan one finger head. Tastes of burnt toast and brown sugar with hints of coffee. A little heavier than a pilsner...almost a thin stout. Finishes crisp, with flavors of light pear and tart hop bitterness. 25 IBUs, 5.25% ABV. Good stuff. I rated it an A-.
|"If die I must, let me die drinking in|
an inn." -Walter Mapp, Author