That snow sky paid off, for a few hours anyway. I hustled out to get a fire started so I could drink some coffee in the snow.
We ended up with about 4 inches. This measurement was after it had been raining/sleeting a bit. It would have been a ton of snow if we’d gotten 5 degrees colder.
That morning coffee was the only time I left the house. I spent the evening working on this miso-marinated flank steak stir fry. It was a tasty but I already know what changes I’m making for next time.
Beer-in-the-snow postscript, because beer and firepits are like “peas and carrots”, as Forrest would say.
I should spread them out more but I didn’t want a beer last night. Sorry.
Pecan Pie Porter is fun to say and easy to drink. I spent a winter getting into porters a few years ago. It’s a nice compromise where you get a lot of the maltiness of a big stout with a much lower ABV
This one was much more “porter” than “pecan pie”, which is a positive in my book.
Space Cake is a really great DIPA that I’ve had several times. At 9% it’s one to be wary of but, man, is it tasty.
We all got our own open-one-a-day calendars this year. Mine is from Clown Shoes Brewing. I haven’t had a ton of their beers but I have really enjoyed the ones I have.
Day One was a dry-hopped IPA. It’s a standard-issue style these days and this one was really tasty.
Day Two was a Bavarian-Style IPA. This is not a style I’ve had before and I don’t know that the Bavarians are known for their IPAs? I didn’t really like this one, but I soldiered through and finished it.