Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Third Time is a Charm

This is my third blog post for the day... But it may be the only one I publish.

The first was about an assumption I made about a friend on Facebook, but I think I may have been wrong... Stupid Paranoid Brain!!

The second was intended not to be, but I think it may have been received as offensive to a group of people who I wouldn't wish any offense on. It's hard to know where the lines are sometimes, and if something crosses that line, or if you're simply being hypersensitive on behalf of other people.

And thus we arrive at post number 3...

I stayed up late last night watching an episode of Brew Master. My son actually saw the promo a couple of weeks back and suggested it for me.

Last night they made a tamarillo based beer and then entered it in a festival down in Wellington, New Zealand. The scenic shots made me homesick and the accents brought back memories.

The beer didn't win any prizes, but the Punkin beer the main guy took down there did. Punkin beer was the other story the episode covered.

I've become increasingly fascinated by beer and the process of brewing it. It's a fascinating topic for me - hence my son suggesting Brew Masters.

I had a couple of thoughts:

1 - I would kinda like to try pumpkin beer. The stuff the Dogfish Head guy made (He's the brew master on Brew Masters), had real pumpkin meat, nutmeg, cinnamon and all-spice. I'm not sure you can go wrong with any of that! Alas, the Pumpkin Ale which the local brewery, Squatters puts out was sold out at my local store this morning.

2 - I would not mind working in a brewery. Anyone know a brewery that could benefit from a Software Engineer who could help optimize their processes? Dogfish Head give each employee a Payday Case with their paycheck each week (or every 2 weeks). Sounds like a great place to work!

3 - Maybe I should look into micro brewing supplies... Not that I need another hobby at this point!!

4 - I was wondering about starting a beer review website. Of course that would also entail an admission to the world that I occasion sip from the goblet of the historically significant beverage.

Well, I guess the latter half of #4 just got taken care of.


  1. That's funny because I looked for the pumpkin beer at the local store and didn't find it either. I guess I need to stop by Squatters and pick some up. Beer is good:)

  2. Beer is always a safe subject. ;-)

  3. Hah!

    Koda, beware, brewing ones own beer appears to be a very addictive past time... and once mastered, almost impossible to stop :)

    I dont do it myself yet but have slowly been accumulating the equipment to do same (have made a few wines in the last year tho... and some awesome vinegars :)

    But time consuming? not really mate... initial prep and then ocassional monitoring is all you need.

    Go For It!


  4. I'm curios about that pumpkin brew too. I'm just down the road from the Dogfish Head brewery so I'm going to see if I can check it out.

  5. I'm learning to acquire a taste for beer. Slow-ly getting there!