Saturday, August 20, 2011

Beer Part Two

So since my first post I've actually had occasion to try a couple of other beers. My buddy Ryan brought over a can of Labatt Blue Light Lime. I'm not sure I enjoy the addition of lime flavor to beer.

That same evening, I split a bottle of Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat with him. That I did enjoy. Wheat beers comprise the majority of what I've had so far, and I must say they are growing on me. I don't think honey can help but improve most things. Beer turned out to be no exception.

Finally, since Ryan is leaving for Germany, another friend and I took him to the RIT-local bar: MacGregors. The selection for the three of us that evening was a pint each of Great Lakes Holy Moses (another wheat beer, with orange and coriander). Though it seemed a bit stronger than the Blue Moon, (the time separation is enough that direct comparison isn't possible) it was quite enjoyable alongside a burger on wheat bread.

That puts me up to date blogging about beer.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Granola

I've been tweaking this through a few batches and this is what seems to work.

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup honey

Combine oats and brown sugar. Melt butter, stir in honey. Combine with dry ingredients and stir until oats are coated. Spread evenly on a cookie sheet with foil. Bake at 325F for 13-20 minutes (until just lighter than golden brown), stirring every 5-7 minutes.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Beer

My wonderful Aunt was in town, and since my 21st (legal age for alcohol possession in the US) birthday was a couple of weeks ago, she bought some beer for me. So I now have several to try, and I'll be blogging about what I've discovered.

Initial Inventory

  • Sam Adams Blackberry Witbier x6
  • Sam Adams Boston Lager x1
  • Blue Moon Summer Ale x2
  • Ellicotville Blueberry Wheat Beer x2
  • Ithaca Nut Brown x1
  • Saranac Adirondack Lager x1

Tonight I had a friend over for dinner, and we each had a Blackberry Witbier. The blackberry flavor was there, but barely detectable. The beer overall was slightly bitter but very enjoyable.

I'll continue to post my brief thoughts on the beers as I try them. Next up is most likely the Summer Ale.