Saturday, May 31, 2008
Just finished a Biography of Aaron Burr. The founding fathers in a different light.
“Really, Master Burr", Plumer sniped in his journal, “you need a ferule , or birch, to enforce your lectures on polite behavior."
Fallen Founder The Life of Aaron Burr
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Kelso Nut Brown Lager( Via a Growler - i.e. a take-out tap brew), a micro-brew
Schaefer,America's Oldest Lager Beer, established in the U.S. in1842.
Here is a link to the old Schaefer Jingle.
Kelso is made in Brooklyn.
And, the Winner is: Kelso by more than a nose. The Nut Brown has a lot of flavor and a bit of an alcohol bite. The Schaefer is wet, cold, drinkable. Sort of like Coronas, so I put some Lime in it.
From Kelso's web site: Nut Brown Lager: A delicious nut brown lager, made with German Munich malts and a generous amount of Pacific NW hops for a full malt flavor, spicy hop background, and a clean, crisp finish. 5.75% alc/vol.
Schaefer has a 4.6 % alc/vol. It has inspired : "Ode to a Can of Schaefer Beer," by Poet Campbell McGrath who describes it as "tasting of metal and crisp water. " I agree.
The Twelve pack of Schaefer was $6.99. The Gallon of Kelso was $11.99.
On to the BBQ - Sausage, Chicken Thighs (Jerk Style), Burgers and Salad. Washed down with Kelso , Schaefer and Pinot Noir.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
The Greenmarket or Farmer's Market is my usual weekend expedition.
Summer is a coming and the to do list includes Shakespeare in the Park(Hamlet and Hair - what a combo !) and the Big Apple BBQ fest in Madison Square Park on June 7 and 8. New York City is experiencing a BBQ explosion. Pigtrip.net is worth a visit.