This coming weekend will be a busy one for us. On Saturday, we’re hosting a cookout for our condo association. We have about 10 people signed up, but I’m hoping a bunch more show up. Regardless, I’m sure it will be a good time hanging out with who ever shows up. Sunday Melissa is working, and I’ll be golfing all morning. Sunday evening, Melissa hangs out with her new little sister from the big brother/big sister program. Their relationship is off to an amazing start, which is exciting to watch!
Tonight I’m trying a very unique beer, Cape Ann Sunrise Saison. This is a 4.5% ABV beer brewed with rhubarb and strawberry! And I’m in love with it! It is incredibly light and summery. It only has a hint of saison spice, which suits me perfectly. It’s not too fruity either, presenting a great balance of flavors. Finally, I love that this comes in a 16-ounce tall boy can. I could crush many of these on a nice summer day!
This week I got out and played basketball with my buddy Dale and his friends again. I don’t recall if I talked about the last time I was out with them, but the short version is: I hurt myself (my back) pretending I was 10 years younger than I am. And then yesterday, two short weeks later, with my back still aching, I went out and played again. Good news: back was golden, and actually felt light years BETTER after playing. Bad news: One of the guys accidentally knee-ed me so damn hard that I can barely walk today. I almost went to urgent care today to see if it was more than a bad muscle bruise. Tomorrow I’ll have to go if it hasn’t improved.
In the meantime, I’m trying out some beer from my recent Julio’s beer run, starting with Stillwater Nu-tropic.
The beer is 6% ABV American IPA brewed with mango and passion fruit. These fruit-infused IPAs seem to be all the rage right now. I picked this one up, because I’m a sucker for passion fruit. And the beer doesn’t disappoint! I don’t know about mango, but I get a ton of passion fruit flavors. In the mix are some bitter, fruity hops. Furthermore, the beer drinks more like a 4% session, and is quite crush-able. Highly recommended summer brew, for those who like tropic fruit infused beer!