|Day 4 return from sea. 8/11/2016 -Dispatch Pic|
The 43rd White Marlin Open. Highest paying sport fishing tournament in the world. Definitely delivered last week. Winning White Marlin, as a matter of fact, the only qualifying White caught at 76.5 lbs. paid out a record $2.8 million dollars. $2.8 Million! Son! Next closest payout was a 790 pounder, one of the biggest and heaviest Blue Marlins in recent years at $259,000. Dragged in from the side of the boat due to it's size. Worn out and tail-less upon arrival. Still fought off doubters.
|Worn out. Get Reel's winning Blue. Day 1|
-Hooked on OC Pic
|Day 5 Mako|
|Day 3 winning Hammerhead|
Didn't miss out on the beer though. Busy few weeks. Miles put in. Brews quaffed. Two more for the books. At Williams Bay in Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago. Stopped by Bell's Liquor & Deli.
|Mahi (left). Yellowfin Tuna (above).|
Picked up a sixer of Alaskan Brewing Company's Summer Kolsch. Clear, dark gold pour. Less than a finger head. Weak lacing. Aromas of light citrus and grass. Mild at 5.3% ABV and 18 IBUs. Slightly sweet, grainy taste. Nothing that stood out. Served very cold, this is not a bad beer for the warmer months. Maybe it's the style. Average. Rated this one a C+.
Dogfish Head. One of my favorite breweries. Been around. Likes to experiment. Flesh & Blood IPA. Brewed with orange and lemon peels and lots of fresh blood orange juice. The 7.5% alcohol level would make one think it comes off a bit heavy, but quite the opposite. Heavy is the smell of orange-citrus. Refreshing is the tart tastes of lemon and intense hop bitterness balanced by the smooth malt background. Like spicy; not overly bitter...a zesty 45 IBUs. Poured a clear reddish amber with a nice 2-finger head. Rated a B+/A-.
|Two Point Four Mil...DAMN IT SON!|
Winning White, 8/9/2016 -PropTalk Pic
|Another Open in the books. Marina at rest, 8/11.2016. -Hooked on OC pic|