Monthly Archives: November 2020

Weekend beer notes

I’ve been looking for ways to tinker with the camera on the iPhone 12 Pro Max so obviously I took some Portrait Mode photos of some beers I enjoyed over the holiday weekend.

The Veil’s Circle of Wolves is a big barley wine, this one aged in bourbon barrels. I’m not sure what year it’s from. 2019, maybe? There was plenty of bourbon still in it so it couldn’t have been too old. It was nice for a cool autumn afternoon.

2013 Bourbon County was next. I’ve got this old flight of these I’ve been hanging onto for too long. Figured it would be an interesting follow after that Veil jam.

It was not. 7 years is just too long to rest. There was some bourbon in there and yeah, it was a stout, but it wasn’t in any of the fun ways this beer would have been after a year or two of cellaring. Oh, well lesson learned. I poured most of it out.

Official, a new, fresh IPA from Bell’s was exactly what I needed after that Bourbon County (failed) experiment. This one is all lively citrus at the front and the beer is hazy but not at all chewy like they can sometimes be. Bell’s just got back to us in RVA and this has been the highlight so far.

Bye, jerseys.

Farewell, Corey Webster jersey. I’ll always remember that you caught Brett Favre‘s last pass as a Packer.

Go Big Blue.

Also a fond farewell to you, too, Karim Abdul-Jabbar jersey. You were a fantasy monster for a season and a half so **of course** I bought a Dolphins jersey.

Blue sky starting to show

Rainy morning going to be a clear and niiice afternoon.

Steady Sub’n

Mr. Submarine is one of these old-style Richmond sandwich shops that fell under the radar when we became a “foodie town”. The dedicated customers never left but it looks like a place that time forgot (and almost ran over judging by the mangled tables in front).

Some of the tennis guys were hyping this place, and I had never been, so I gave it a run for lunch.

I went with the Club Sub and the Chicken Parm. I didn’t toast the Club, which might have been a mistake. Both subs were plenty big. The fries were fine. I’ll re-run the Club next time but toasted and I’ll see how the Steak and Cheese is.

Pulled Pork grits from Surrounding Counties Coffee

Surrounding Counties Specialty Coffee Explorers Club is a coffee and breakfast spot that just opened near our house. I am pleased at this development.

It was a big scoop of grits topped with pork, hominy tomato chow, jack, pickled onion, chives , and bbq drizzle. With a side of Sub Rosa toast it’s plenty of tasty food for $9.

Finished Breath of the Wild

I *never* get to the credits of video games. Ever. I am very comfortable letting them go if I get to a spot that’s just too hard, but when this one made my head hurt I just looked up the answer and kept moving forward. I loved it.

Three years I let this thing just sit, unplayed. Three years! I’m glad I picked it up again.

Overcooked it

I thought I’d be able to wrangle a lesson before our weekly game.

I was mistaken. I was a zombie the last half-hour. It was too much.

Still at it on Thursdays

The plan is to keep it up until Thanksgiving.

It got chilly last night but not unbearable. We’ve had a nice just-above-average-temperature run so I’m making the most of it.