Smuttynose Hayseed

Smuttynose Hayseed

Hola amigos! I have returned from Mexico! Our trip was amazing. I don’t have much in the way of photos to share, but I will share what I have soon. We did virtually nothing the 6 days we were there. Beach, pool, drink, eat. Actually, it was more like: eat, beach, drink, drink, drink, beach, eat, drink, beach, nap, drink, eat, drink, sleep (and repeat). As you might imagine, it was awesome. We did spend one afternoon in downtown Playa Del Carmen, drinking at The Tequila Barrel and watching the Patriots game. Shockingly, we were not the only Pats fans there!

Mexico is great for relaxing, but TERRIBLE for beer. I did manage to find a Minerva Pale Ale at the aforementioned Tequila Barrel. I was happy to get back to the states and enjoys some hops again. Tonight I’m in saison-land, with a bottle of Smuttynose Hayseed. This bottle has a best-buy date of 10/18, so I’m getting this done just in time!

The beer is a nice, albeit run of the mill, typical saison. Light and summery. Lemon and citrus notes blend with saison spiciness. These damn saisons seem to be growing on me, the more of them I try. Going to polish off this bottle mighty quick!

-Lost

Cape Ann Sunrise Saison

Cape Ann Sunrise Saison

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!

-Lost