DT #108, 18 April 2014(Leffe Bruin/Brune)   Leave a comment

Leffe Brune for decorating

The cat is hiding.
I would join him if I could.
Moving furniture.

Name: Leffe Bruin/Brune
Type: Belgian monk’s beer
Venue: house

Review/notes: Bitter and nutty, I feel a kinship with this brew.  One of my favourites from years past, it’s also fairly cheap here (for some inexplicable reason) and 6.5% abv.  Good Friday for me, anyways.

We moved bookcases and a Victrola across a room then moved it all back again, sending the cat into a panic (he’s hiding under the bedspread or in the attic, now).

Tsughouhara Fujita 1926 Petit Chat

[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]

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DT #107, 17 April 2014 (Guinness)   Leave a comment

Guinness and steak

Yes, Doggy Styles
Is an actual bid’ness
Here in Swindon Town.

Name: Guinness
Type: stout
Recipe: Cheap cut of steak, browned quickly.  Smear with some Greek yoghurt on both sides, throw in some spring onions and bell pepper and a splash of stout. Simmer for 15 minutes, then turn it and put on some oven chips.  Serve when the chips are done.
Venue: house

Review/notes: It’s Guinness.  It’s good for you.

I love rude puns in business names.  This one is for a pet groomer:

Doggy Styles

 

[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]

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DT #106, 16 April 2014 (Sambrook’s Wandle)   Leave a comment

Sambrook's Wandle

 

Honky Tonk Woman
Is stuck in my head tonight.
Thank you, Private Eye!

Name: Sambrook’s Wandle
Type: bitter
Venue: house

Review/notes: Very good ale, floral and sweet and earthy…much better than their porter.

New issue of Private Eye arrived today, too:

Sorry I'm late dear

 

[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]

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The Happy Cod, Oxford, Chippy Challenge #46   Leave a comment

The Happy Cod Oxford fish

 

[The Chippy Challenge: to eat more fish and chips in 2014; see original post for details.]

Fish: cod
Evaluation: Thinly sliced but perfectly cooked.  Vinegar but no salt made it damn near perfect.
Days since last: 5 (The Bell, Selsley)
Map link.

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The Happy Cod Oxford

DT #105, 15 April 2014 (Sambrook Powerhouse Porter)   1 comment

Sambrook Brewery Powerhouse Porter

Yay, Mad Men is back.
(Yes, I watch too much tele…
Don’t have a cow, man.)

Name: Sambrook Powerhouse Porter
Type: porter
Venue: house

Review/notes: Not as much body as I would have hoped for.  Oh, well, it was a gift for refitting some canoe racks on a work colleague’s car.

Haiku note: I don’t JUST watch telly, though.  I had a 3 mile run penciled in for today and the finished route looked like this:

2014-04-15 swindon beer run map

[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]

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DT #104, 14 April 2014 (Marqués de Montino Rioja)   Leave a comment

Marques de Montino Rioja

 

Chiles rellenos
And a fragrant rioja.
Easter Week starts well.

Name: Marqués de Montino Rioja
Type: red wine
Venue: house

Review/notes: Surprised to find it on arriving home and more surprised that it was a very good bottle with the Mexican dinner.

Now try to say, “I am Marqués de Montino Rioja,” without saying, “You killed my father…prepare to die.”

[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]

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Posted 2014/04/14 by 1pumplane in Daily Haiku, Daily Tipple, food, wine

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Sloe Gin 2013: 5 Month QC   Leave a comment

2014-04-14 sloe gin taste testThe  Two Cures Sloe Gin is finally fully presentable…smooth, rich, and deep in flavours including vanilla, fruit and spices.  There was no oil (from the nuts) left on the filtered liquid this time and it barely tasted like the 40% alcohol by volume base liquor.  Five months in and 7 to go, it will only get richer and more complex from here.

After topping up with fresh gin, we have:

88.11% aged 5 months (the amount of original sugar, as well)

2.26% aged 4 months

2.32% aged 3 months

2.38% aged 2 months

2.44% aged 1 month

2.50% raw gin

 

Next taste in 30 days….

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Posted 2014/04/14 by 1pumplane in booze

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