Thirsty Thursday #3

Pic: Linus Gelber

by Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
Style: Kölsch
ABV: 4.8%

Sorry for doing two German beers in a row. This beer is extremely thirst quenching and very drinkable. I had this beer last night whilst celebrating Ernest's b-day at Cafe Steinhof. This beer is easy to find so get out there and get some.

Info about the Kölsch style (from Beeradvocate.com):
First only brewed in Köln, Germany, now many American brewpubs and a hand full of breweries have created their own version of this obscure style. Light to medium in body with a very pale color, hop bitterness is medium to slightly assertive. A somewhat vinous (grape-y from malts) and dry flavor make up the rest.


Skate Video Monday #7

Saiz, Barbee, Sanderson, Thomas from Public Domain (1988). The song rocks. I've been watching this to get pumped up for awhile.


Do it Like a Choctaw

Joy came all the way to NY to see me for lunch. Out of the blue. That's weird. Right?

Nah, she really came to see these guys (Elizabeth Katie Jo, Ernest) and I was just hangin' around at the Burger Joint and I bumped into them.

And then Sofia and I were at Great Lakes and they were there too. I think they are trying to get there own blog goin'.

Elizabeth editing. Deletefest.


Thirsty Thursday #2

by Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Style: Weizenbock (wheat doppelbock)
ABV: 8.2%

Oh man this is a good one. Aventinus is 1 of my top 10 favorite beers. I think it is available in most states in bottles. It is pretty hard to come by on-tap. If you see it on-tap, stop whatever you're doing and get a pint (or whatever serving they are offering). As you can see, the bar we were in had the appropriate glassware for the beer. That is an extra you don't always find.

From the brewery:
Dark-ruby, almost black-colored and streaked with fine top-fermenting yeast, this beer has a compact and persistent head. This is a very intense wheat doppelbock with a complex spicy chocolate-like aroma with a hint of banana and raisins. On the palate, you experience a soft touch and on the tongue it is very rich and complex, though fresh with a hint of caramel. It finishes in a rich soft and lightly bitter impression.

Don't touch my beer!


St. Pat = Rubbish

Grimaldi's is back on point.

We stopped for a digestif @ Rebar the new spot in D.U.M.B.O.

The crowd was a little old. Actually really old.

But the draft list was top notch.

We met up with Sofia's work mates for Jeff's Bday. They were amped to make an appearence on the blog. Obviously.

Beer and cupcakes. Works.

Spooky jukebox.

Forget about it.


Where the Wild Things Are

Cristy came over really early.

Just to show us her new balloon sweater.

Then Sofia and I went for a walk.

Up at the park we spotted this massive creature.

And found these tracks.

And these. Be careful out there Slopers, it's a damn jungle.

The rest of the park was made up of dumb kids though.

Pretty safe.

Hand tree?

Found Stuff Tuesday #2

Two New York License Plates

I found them while skating an old, abandoned gas station in east Park Slope—down by the Gowanus Canal. They were in a miserable state. Sofia scolded me for bringing such filth home. Two weeks later I gave them a washing; now they shine. Every other day Sofia asks me what I'm gonna do with them. Hang em, sell em, whatever. They are a little piece of treasure and they are stickin around for a bit.


Skate Video Monday #6

Here you go Javier......TNT TNT TNT!!!!!!!!


Thirsty Thursday #1

Forgive me for getting this up late. As you may have noticed we are trying to get some daily theme posts going here. For the Thirsty Thursday posts I will be sharing with you a new beer, some info and aspects. Every Thursday—a new beer.

Sierra Nevada Stricklander
Apparently this is a very rare beer. It's also a new beer from Sierra Nevada; only one person has reviewed it at Beeradvocate.com. I had this at the Gate this past Thursday where they were having a Sierra Nevada sampling. The best thing. . . we got to keep the pint glasses! Info on the beer:
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
ABV: 8.5%

Here is what one beer nerd had to say about it:
The beer poured a very clear, light golden color. Initially deceived as to the strength and quality of the beer. There was a slight white head to the beer the dissipated quickly and left a floating island in the middle. There was a spicy, somewhat fruity nose to the beer and a bit of yeasty funk. The taste was spicy as well with a touch of malty sweetness and some additional citrus tastes to balance it all out. This beer is deceiving as hell with the high abv. Not so much in the first but after the second I was really feeling the fullness of the body and really enjoying it.


snowed in=good food

The weather has turned...I was forced to slave in the kitchen and whip up some foodage. It was good.


I Hate Goodbyes

Mista Morning Meeting.

Just Homeless.

Our long day of breakfast and walking called for a crash.

Two Little Red Hens.

Way overrated. The cupcakes that is.


Found Stuff Tuesday #1

Today whilst at the laundromat I found this torn and washed letter. This is pretty much all I could gather:

Nyree Period 2
October 20…

Guess what today makes 6 months as far as how long we’ve been dating But truthfully I Feel more lucky to have you tan yesterday I guess each day I begin to love you even more even though my love with you has past a certain point where the words I love you isn’t enough…

I miss you plus Spanish right now is mad boring and annoying I can’t wait until the bell rings so I can be out!! Its mad dead in here but I wanna pass so whatever After me and you got off the phone last night I was so hype I was blushin’ and everything but seriously your about to get Beyonce killed and murdered…..(something unreadable)….

I’m mad tired awww Baby I miss you so much right, well I miss you everyday I hope your ok and that you’re learning and ain’t playin’ I don’t wanna have to lay my hands on you (I’m frontin’, I’m not talklin’ to you though (lol))

The conversation we had yesterday was mad fun you was comin’ out of nowhere askin’ those types of questions

ms. new cutie wit da smooth skin, green hazel eyes, lips, nice complexion….
…fat dominican, trinidadian, and a little bit of black ain’t
…relaxed I love my baby matter fact I love her to the max

…her personality is alive what a surprise

A lil heavy on the bocce, no?

Steve and Kristin were in town for the weekend. We took them to Bonnie's. I never seem to take any pictures inside there. I guess all my concentration is focused on the massive burgers. We waited for our table at Great Lakes.

Kristin had a cider. I don't blame her. They are pretty good, it's just that if I am gonna have an adult beverage it's most likely gonna be a beer. Sorry cider.

After Bonnies. Union Hall.

Sorry, I realise the blog is a little bocce heavy lately. But Kristin wanted to play. And they did. They played two nerds.

Kristin thought about her next shot.

And she went.


The nerds beat them.

Skate Video Monday #5 (lil late)

Van Wastell from Krooked Kronicles. Super clean. My favorite trick is 40 seconds in: Gap out to 5-0 pop shuv. It's so smooth.............sick.


Flap Jack Queen

My mom won $500 at a charity contest. Stacked 25 flap jacks.


old brewmaster

Saturday after a morning filled with laundry. We decided we needed to unwind and went to Redhook. The weather was really cooperating.

We wandered the streets in Red Hook for a while.

Found a possible apartment building.

Then we went to the Sixpoint Craft Ales Brewery Tour.

They were a little late to start so we heard some teen bands play.

Then we were schooled in malted barley and hops.

The proper fermentation temperature.

This was all by the Brewmaster who seemed pretty nice although he was kinda odd and sorta made me uncomfortable when he leaned in while shaking my hand to introduce himself and said, "I'm Shane...what are you doing tonight "