Snow

I didn’t get the day off but I snagged these photos as I was leaving the office.

Not much prettier than a snow-covered tree.

Had a couple of tasty Dutchess Ales

G.B. (formerly known as Ghost Beer) is a hazy, unfiltered pale ale that runs just under 5% ABV. Sometimes when they’re that light they taste thin. This one does not.

Vale is another pale ale at 5% ABV. I like this one even more than G. B., which I thought was delicious. Still a little hazy but none of the unfiltered debris at the bottom of the glass when you’re done.

I’m not sure when the Dutchess Ales hit our market but they’ve been plentiful and tasty.

Pencil Advent Calendar

The late, great CW Pencil Enterprise was a boutique pencil shop in NYC. Like so many small shops, they got whacked pretty badly in the pandemic. They tried to make changes to stay afloat, but closed this fall.

One of the last things they sold was their annual pencil advent calendar. This was the first year I was able to get one, as they historically sell out within minutes.

24 envelopes, each with a pencil (or maybe some pencil-related ephemera?). I’m excited.