Breweries "Visited"

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Beer #502 Cliff / Spring House Brewing Company, Conestoga, PA
Previously from this brewery:  Seven Gates, Cosmic Monster, Little Gruesome, Robot Surf Factory

Off from work today, as tonight is the Franklin Institute Awards, which has honored the greatest minds in science, engineering, technology, and business since 1824.  There is some significant genius on display tonight, which always makes me feel very, very small and unimportant; compared to the most brilliant minds on the planet, I really haven't contributed so much, after all.  I mean compared to the most brilliant minds on the planet, it's rather difficult for anyone to stack up, so I don't feel that bad.  Just a bit bad.

But can the greatest minds of our time decipher the flavors found in a beer?  Probably, but I can too!  Tonight's review is the Cliff, a farmhouse saison from Spring House.  This beer has an orange amber hue, with a lingering white head.  You find pepper and grains in the aroma, and when you drink it down you find malt sweetness, biscuit, bread, peppery spice, and some light lemon.  Just a touch of bitterness on the end.  Very enjoyable beer; if you see it, drink it.
Sort of washed out, but you get the idea
Thing to Think About Today:
Becoming one of the greatest minds in science takes some genius and some significant time in school.  School?  How about some Paul Simon with Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard?  If that isn't interesting enough, allow me to tell you that for reasons I love but can't explain, Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane introduce the video.  Why?  Because that's genius!  And just to keep you interested, we'll throw in some John Madden at the end.  Why?  I have no idea, other than because people did lots of drugs in the 80s.

"Mama look down and she spit on the ground / every time my name gets mentioned"

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