Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A White-Breasted Nuthatch with Lunch

I'm so lucky to have captured this second in time as this nuthatch is just about to take off with his lunch.
 I love this photo.
It's one of my all time favorite bird photographs.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Siesta Key March 2015: Journal #11 (March 22) with a special view...

We watch the day begin from our remote location on the balcony.

I love my cabana.


Beach walking gives exercising a whole new meaning.

I hope you enjoyed the sky, water, sand and sights.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Beer Journal #63: Betray Ale by Wisconsin Brewing Company, Hop Hunter, Undercover, Wrought Iron IPA, Big Mountain & More

Luna Coffee Stout
Malt Beverage with Coffee Added
Green Bay Brewing Company
Green Bay, WI

Wrought Iron IPA
Abita Brewing Company LLC
Abita Springs, LA

Label info:
"Abita Wrought Iron IPA embodies the resilient, indestructible nature of New Orleans. This india pale ale is forged with the intensity of Apollo, Equinox and Mosaic Hops. Brewed with pale ale malt for a golden color as bright as iron from a fiery forge."
Live It.  Love It.
Diablo Belga
Belgian-Style Dubbel
Ale Asylum
Madison, WI

On the label I found:
ALC. 9.2% BY VOL.
"Approachable yet complex, our Belgian-Style Dubbel is full-bodied and smooth. It has a soft, spicy aroma with subtle notes of caramel and chocolate in the flavor. The finish is long, wicked and warm."
Big Mountain
Pale Ale
Alaskan Brewing Company
Juneau, AK

Label fine print:
5.7% ALC/VOL
"Rotating Seasonal Release"

Hop Hunter
Brewed with Farm Distilled Hop Oil
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Chico, CA & Mills River, NC

Label findings:
6.2% ALC BY VOL      60 IBU
Purest Ingredients      Finest Quality
"Steam distilled hop oil, gathered right in the hop fields, gives a mighty boost to the floral and citrus notes of traditional whole-cone hops for intense, unmatched hop aromatics."
"Hop Hunter IPA is the first beer to feature oil from wet hops steam distilled directly in the field, minutes after harvest. We use this pure, powerful hop essence in concert with whole-cone hops in our brew kettle and in our Hop Torpedo to create the ultimate IPA experience."

Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Petaluma, CA & Chicago, IL

Label reports:
O.G. 1.085    Alc. 9.3% By Vol    I.B.U. 66.6
Lagunitas: Say "Lah-goo-knee-tuss"
"We brewed this especially bitter ale in dedication to all of the world's would-be astronauts, in remembrance of the 2005 St. Patrick's Day Massacre on the Brewery Party Grounds and also in joyous celebration of our 20-day suspension that following January. Do the crime. Get the bragging rights. Cheers!"
"...of hops, malt, hops, hops, yeast, hops, water, and hops"
"Beer Speaks. People Mumble." 

My Turn Series Andy
Pub Ale
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI
Betray Ale
India Pale Pale Bock
Wisconsin Brewing Company
Verona, WI

Label beer details:
IBU 30
WBC 011

Not Your Father's Root Beer
Ale with the Taste of Spices
Small Town Brewery
LaCrosse, WI

The labels says:
5.9% ALC/VOL
"Beer with natural vanilla extract, other natural and artificial flavors and caramel color"
"Small town brewery makes specialty beers that utilize unique ingredients with an unmistakable taste of nostalgia."

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Beer Journal #62: Wisconsin Brewing Company in Verona, WI

Wisconsin Brewing Company is in Verona, WI, on the southwest side of Madison.
It was built in 2013 in an industrial park in a beautiful area.  

Check out this outdoor bar, stools, tables and chairs galore for better weather days.

The gift shop is the door on the right. The bar and lounge area is through the double doors and the area beyond that is the brewery itself.

You can see the lounge and bar in the background.

Kirby, the Brew Master.

Lon and Kirby

We enjoyed our visit to Wisconsin Brewing Company. 

We bought the wallhanging, growler and variety pack to take home.