All posts by Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

Six Point Jammer

Six Point Jammer

Good evening LIBA nation. I have a some interesting news to share. First off, my lower-back MRI results are in. The doctor sent me an email and said, and I quote:

“The results of your MRI are back. It shows you have a bulging disc at L5-S1 which is displacing the S1 nerves on the left. We’re referring you to an orthopedic surgeon to discuss treatment.”

Doing a little Googling around, I’m finding that a budging disc can cause virtually no problems, or be crippling. Furthermore, I’ve found that treatment is all over the board and includes anything from as simple as PT to injections to major surgery. I’m expecting that I will end up going the PT route, but that’s a complete guess.

Next up in tonight’s news, in a matter of just a few days we decided to buy Melissa a new car, did the needed research and then last night bought her a car. I used my expert car-buying skills to land her a 2015 Honda Accord EX for a ridiculous price – %12 under invoice to be precise. Even the finance guy at the dealership asked how I got such a good price. We pick it up tomorrow or possibly Thursday.

Tonight I’m chilling out enjoying a can of Six Point Jammer. The beer is a 4.2 ABV gose style brew. Gose is currently very “in” as far as beer styles go. They exploded in popularity 12-18 months ago and many breweries now make one. The style is unique as it is brewed using salt. In some gose beers I can’t distinctly taste salt, however in the Jammer it is abundantly obvious. It dominates the flavor here, with some citrusy lemon notes hiding at the end. That said, I wouldn’t call it “salty” per-se.

I like the style (and this beer) because it’s low ABV, super drinkable and unique. If you’ve never tried a gose, you should give it a go.

-Lost

Harpoon Ghost King

Harpoon Ghost King

As usual, the weekend has come and gone far too fast. It has been a productive weekend. We put together three shelving units with the help of awesome friends Nicole, Greg and Heather. Doing so has given our living room a semblance of home. We also attended our newphew’s 6th birthday party. The celebration featured roughly 20 five year olds and although none of them were ours, my wife and I left feeling exhausted. This weekend I also kicked off a concerted effort to buy a car for Melissa. We have gone over five years with one car, but now Melissa is getting a job that’s further away and it’s time to do the two-car thing again. Speaking of Melissa, today she went to a second round interview for her perspective job. Now we wait for a return call. And finally, speaking of calls, no, I have not received the return call with the results from the MRI on my lower back.

Tonight we’re relaxing, having a couple of adult beverages and watching Sharknado 3. Yes, Sharknado 3. If you’re into moves that are awesomely terrible and feature a TON of cameos, this movie should be at the top of your “must watch” list.

I’m drinking a bottle of Harpoon Ghost King. The beer is labeled as an “Imperial White IPA”. Officially, it’s an imperial IPA. And it’s a sweet one…as in, sugary sweet. TONS of malt through and through. Tropical and citrusy hops make a meager (and ultimately unsuccessful) attempt at breaking through the sweetness. As the beer warms, it only gets sweeter and tastes a bit like honey. While I liked it better when cold, I don’t dislike it warm. It’s not made for the discerning hop head, however if you’re into IPAs that are on the sweeter side, this might be a good option for you.

-Lost