Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sisters, Zoo and Bacon Day

Hello all! So I seem to be behind all the time. So here's a Mobil update! First off my lovely sister came to visit last week, and we got to hang! She got me a lovely pair of work shoes at goodwill for a whopping $4, as well as some stuff for herself, them came with GF and I to the homebrew club meeting! For dinner we had Goat Hill Pizza, and generally it was wonderful!! 

On wed before work I headed to the zoo, and checked out some of their wildlife. I love drawing animals, and so I did for like 4 hours, would have been 6, but the busses... Uuugghhhh....

This last weekend was another lovely event, BACON DAY! In honor of Sir Francis Bacon, we cooked up soooo many treats!! 

About 15 people or so came throughout the night, and the food was enjoyed my all! But the real star was GF an I's home brew! We went through a case and a half and none was wasted! All in all super successful!! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Brew Weekend NorCal

So last weekend I was whisked away by a sweet, wonderful man to consume delightful beverages and frolic in the woods! Yea, my teeth are rotting to from that last statment to.This weekend was a good adventure weekend though. First we went  ate at Big Boys Burgers, it was AMAZING!! and it RAINED!I litterally havnt seem rain in months, and its my favorite. Then we were off to Hendy Woods, a beautiful little state park up near Boonville. All of my pictures are sadly on my camera still but i will post them soon. After wondering the woods in basically a privet escersion, we headed to Anderson Valley Brewery, home of Boont! And many other delightful beverages. we sampled some wonderful things (my favorite was the soured barley wine!) then took a tour and played with their brew dog, Luke.

After that We headed to the Hamberger Ranch, and as you can see from the delightful BBQ above its a BBQ joint. One we really enjoy and had on Steves Birthday last year :3 Next off to Santa Rosa for some Russian River Brewing!

It was packed so we headed out with some bottles and off to Lagunitas! They were also super busy but had a tour we decided to wait for. I understand busy bar tenders, but I HATE to be ignored. HATE IT. So I was a little grumpy.. but we eventually got our drinks, which were immensly better then the service! :3 Try the barrel aged stuff!

After a day of drinking and enjoying, we headed home to transfer our own bourbon barrel porter, and add the wood chips and bourbon.. (since we have to barrel!) 

Then we cracked open some Russian River delight!The Pliney the Elder is supposed to be one of the best in the world, and I have to agree. All were delightfull! And we enjoyed with our Oregon Rogue cups.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Extinct Species and Amazing Adventures

Happy New Year!

Wow so much has happened since my last post. Sorry, school got CRAAAAZY, as did family, work and everything. poor excuse but the best i can do. Im going to have to come back and do a holiday episode.First off, lets check out some sad news.

The Maui's Dolphin, once rarest species in the world, is declared extinct. From the coast of New Zealand, there are only about 55 left in the wild, and there for the science community has decided they can not be saved. Weird that theres an extinct species thats still living but thats where its at apparently.Good by little dudes. My wish is that maybe i can see once before their all gone.but unlikely. Sad. Feeling inspired to save a cute species? (lets be honest, we only care about the cute ones, no offence and not to be cynical, but its true) Jump on board to save the Northern Right Whale! Only like 130 left but enough to save them!!

Ok, off my soap box. So many adventures have happened!! Gentleman Friend and I have been brewery hopping and brewing like maniacs. I find myself thinking about beer just about all of the time. we took a field trip with the Home Brew Guild to visit 3 amazing brewries and ride on a bus.And just this last weekend, we went up to Sacramento to visit my sister Tess, drink beer and check out ruins. 

First stop was Heretic in Fairfield. Not gunna lie, AMAZING brews! And the food truck they work with has awesome chilicheese nachos

Second stop, Goat House! Great brews in the middle of the country. 

 If anyone has heard Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison blues, this is Folsom Lake. Its been a crazy draught year, and the water is insanely low, so Mormon Island is visable, an old mining town that was moved to make way for the dam. This should be 120 feet below water....

Then we had Sudwerks for dinner. More beer tastings (yum! Thanks Sid for the recomendation) GF got Weinerschniztle, and I got a tritip salad. OMG yum!!!

 And just a few more shots because i cant organize today....

For the new year, Castor aka Kitler has taken up yoga....