I think the one thing keeping me alive these days is daydreaming about vacation. We're planning on hitting the West Coast to completely immerse ourselves in beer, oysters, wine, fish tacos, and beer. Thinking of places to visit, beers I want to try, and warm weather keeps me motivated. If you have suggestions on places to visit in California and Oregon to get the best beers, wine, or food, please don't hesitate to share your thoughts. Do it!
While dreaming about vacation, there's no better way to stay focused than to drink a beer. Today I had a Reissdorf Kolsch on draft at TJ's. Admittedly, this beer is from the western area of Germany, not the West Coast, but it still works when planning a vacation. It pours a crystal clear gold in the glass, with virtually no head. Aromas are of earthy grains, and the taste gives you a clean, dry flavor of grain and yeast. It has an earthy, mineral side, but is very straight forward. Not the best kolsch I've ever had, but it definitely helps keep the wheels turning when thinking about a trip.
|Crystal clear - as evidenced by being able to read the |
Great Lakes Brewery logo on the other side of the glass
This brewery dates back to 1894, and is currently being managed by the fourth generation. Interesting read about the history of the brewery and their recovery after World War II available on their site.
Thing to Think About Today:
There are a fair number of Americans who's only exposure to German culture came through an 80's talk show host by the name of Dieter Sprocket. NOW IT THE TIME ON SPROCKETS WHEN WE DANCE!