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

Evil Twin No Hero

Evil Twin No Hero

This past weekend was uneventful for me, as I mostly sat on my ass. Next weekend is another story, as we’ll be going to my brother’s wedding. And then next week, we’re off to Mexico for 6 days of amazingness! I can’t wait. Today I filled out the pre-registration form for the resort. It gave us four different pillow types to choose from, asked us what we wanted in the mini-fridge, what aroma spray we wanted in the room, and a variety of other preferences. I can’t wait to turn off my phone and laptop, and spend my days on the beach, paloma in hand.

Fall started yesterday and the weather took no time to remind us. When I walked the dog this morning, it was 40 degrees out. YIKES! Although I hate the cold weather, I suppose I can make the most of it by drinking dark beer.

Evil Twin No Hero, an oatmeal stout, is the choice of the evening. It’s a good beer for the style, featuring lots of roasted malts. It’s balanced well with caramel sweetness, so if you’re looking for that intense dark-roast coffee profile, look elsewhere. I prefer my stouts well balanced, so I’m a fan. Goes down quickly for a stout too.

-Lost