|AM Zombie clean-up. Chicago's 88. 8/24/2015.|
Having a hard time determining what direction to go in right now. Moved to Chicago’s western suburbia of Aurora. Home of Wayne and Garth. The 875 plus miles have severely limited my time in the water. Not saying that surfin’ Lake Michigan is outta the question. But, it’s not in my near future. Still have to finish cleaning out the ‘shore home. Plan on going back in September for my granddaughter’s birthday, but there won’t be much time for cleaning. So another trip or two will need to be planned. Water-stick time will be scheduled. Most definitely.
Training in a new sales job…a lot to digest. The commute alone is an hour each way. Traffic. Local schools and colleges starting. Construction every which way. The immediate need (and help) would be to get back in the gym. Hell, I need to join a gym! As my fiancé tells me, “eat that elephant one bite at a time.” Think I’m gonna need some sorta Prilosec real soon. Gotta find the stoke again.
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Sunrise over the Atlantic. (courtesy Malibus).
When indigestion hits, drink a beer. I cooled off the reflux with a couple of summer IPAs. Red Hook Brewery hailing from Woodinville, WA puts out Long Hammer IPA. Pours a cloudy gold with a finger plus off-white head. Could smell the pine and citrus, but the taste was weak. Like a light IPA. The 44 IBU’s attested to that, but the 6.2% alcohol meant a sixer wouldn’t last long. Mildly refreshing, I rated it a C+.
3rd Wave out of Delmar, DE just started bottling, and if they could get their IPA to match it’s label art it would be more highly rated. Poured an amber gold. Slight cloudiness. Finger and a half off-white head. This one was set at 63 IBUs. Sort of an English IPA which meant it had less maltiness and more bitterness with more resin than grapefruit tones. I’m working on acquiring this taste. Gave ‘em the benefit. B- rating.