Welcome to the weekend, friends. Hopefully we're all feeling sufficiently patriotic heading into the Fourth of July weekend......
OK, maybe not as patriotic as Charlie here, but patriotic none the less. We're kicking off a five day weekend, which is much needed after a long five day work week. Getting back into the groove at work after a two week vacation is taxing on the body, mind, and soul. I don't recommend it. Um, going back to work, that is. I highly recommend vacations.
Today's beer is the Manny's Pale Ale from Georgetown Brewing in Seattle. In the glass, you see a rich amber color, with a thin white head. There's an excellent malt and bitter balance, with hints of orange and a light sweetness in there as well. Caramel, maybe? Very good choice for someone who wants a bit of hops, but doesn't want to be strangled by them. Well done, guys.
|From the bar at the W in Seattle|
This brewery was started by two friends in Seattle who had a passion for beer. There's not much info on the back story for this brewery, but they do quote Caddyshack, so I'm sure they're doing something right.
Thing to Think About Today:
We'll be getting patriotic in this space over the next few days. Let's kick it off with the Godfather of Soul: