Local Beer (Pilsen--Blonde beer, not bad for a Costa Rican beer) and some salsa I just made up myself. Not a bad dinner.
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Loads of cilantro. Salsa was a hearty handful of cilantro, two small onions, two tomatoes, a small can of diced Jalepeños, juice of one lime, salt, sugar, and a bit of another hot pepper I had in the fridge.
nice! That sounds soooo good
I love when I find something in the cabinet I didn't know I had. I finished my sampling of High West American Prairie Reserve and decided to switch it up. I had totally forgotten that I bought a bottle of High West Double Rye which was a plea sent surprise. It is decidedly spicier than the blended bourbon but just as tasty. I also confirmed what I already knew...I have a thing for High West whiskeys. I now have 7 of their whiskeys as well as their barrel aged manhattan.
This time I'm accompanying my salsa with some Grolsch (from a swing top bottle). Quite a different flavor from any of the beers I've tried before.
I found one liquor store in town that has quite an extensive selection of alcohol, still only Glenfiddich for single malts though. However they import several beers. Not great beers, but at least its something other than the three domestic beers. I picked up a bottle of Carlsberg, a bottle of Dos XX, a bottle of Miller Lite in addition to the aforementioned Grolsch. First time trying all four of these beers. Any thoughts on the subject would be welcome as there were a few other imports available (mostly domestic american stuff--Coors, Bud, etc.)
I opened my first regular Ruination tonight and it is nearly as good. It's not the palate wrecked the 10th was but it has some delicious citrus flavors.
I have swtiched over to strong Belgiums, quads, stouts and Barley's now. Still working on my Weyerbacher Pumpkin's...
this weekend I was a very cool pub that had about 20 or so craft beers on tap. Some were pretty common like Duval, which is excellent but they also had some unusual ones too. I had this one which tastes like a Double or quad but is really a strong Belgium. It was one of the most unusual beers (in an excellent way) I have ever tasted. 10.5%, first tast was Anise, then some bread, banana with some medicinal flavors,and a mouthy, boozy finish. As it opened in my glass, it just kept getting better. I wish I could have taken the keg home with me
I don't always have salsa and beer for dinner (ok as of late maybe I do), but when I do I drink Dos Equis.
Not a bad brew actually. Partners quite well with the milder salsa I made today. Still has a slight bite, but not the want to grab a beer of the jalapeños from the salsas past. Not a bad brew.
A little late now, but I had a Ohi Big Hop IPA in Kona Hawaii yesterday that was great. A very nice dry hopped IPA served with a whole fresh hop floating on the surface. Unfortunately, not available except at the brewery. Great company...from L to R my sister in Law Becky, niece Rachel, daughter Melissa, and partner in crime for the past 34 years, Mary Ann.
j lohr painter bridge 'zindandel' great quality bang for the buck zin.
man i love a good zinfandel; it's full of red fruit (raspberries) blackberries and pepper
...wonderful quaffer all on its own, unpretentious...great by itself or with with ribs, burgers, roast bbq chicken etc etc
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I've got a bottle of 2010 I picked up last month that I have been anxious to try.
Bulleit is great rye and fairly economical. It also happens to be made just down the road from my local ski hill.
I am pleasantly surprised by the consistency of the quality that 14 Hands Provides at the price point. I never tried bad 14 Hands. The red blend is my favorite.
I got in to red bends last ski season. I have two favorites....Apothic Red and Cupcake Red Velvet. Probably not the best wines out there but they suit my taste.
On a seperate note they started distributing Oskar Blues in the state of Ohio and I have picked up a couple different beers to try...Deviant Dales imperial IPA and Ten Fidy imperial stout. Deviant is good but Ten Fidy is great. As far as stouts and porters go its every bit as good as Flying Dog barrel aged Gonzo imperial porter.
Here is a shot of the Deviant Dales