|Sweet shapes, 11/1|
Every now and then I "trek-out" doin' a little explorin', little shoppin', maybe some surfin'. On this particular afternoon I was on the prowl for a Christmas gift that ya gotta search in those hard to find nook and cranny type shops. My way of shopping... I know what I want. I'm on a mission. I will exhaust all resources (and sales clerks) to find what I'm looking for. Unfortunately, no success today. In my travels however, I happened by one of my favorite type places. A Revolutionary War period plantation home called Genesar. Actually, the place's real place was during the War of 1812 as a lookout for British ships making their way through the now defunct (sealed by the Hurricane of 1818) Sinepuxent Inlet. I am a bit of a history buff, so I was excited by this opportunity. The current family that owns the joint is still looking for a benefactor(s) that will aid in the ever more urgent renovations. The place is literally held together by the moss that covers it, ready to crumble under the ever-increasing weight of time.
|Glory and majesty|
|Surrounding Newport and Sinepuxent Bays|
|Ready, but not.|
|Not much waiting, 11/11|
Tonight's brew hails from the City of the Salt Lake in Utah, Uinta Brewing's Dubhe Imperial Black IPA. A whopping 109 IBUs and 9.2% ABV will kick yo ass fo' sho'! Yes, the beer is pronounced "Doo-Bee" and is named after Alpha Ursae Majoris, a red giant with a mass 4x that of the sun. Sure to fire up a few. Pours a smooth black with a creamy, tan, one finger head. Hints of citrus and pine in the smell with strong roasted malts and coffee in the taste. Crisp finish without the heaviness of a stout. Loved it. Rated this an Imperial A.
|"Beer. Now there's a temporary solution."|