Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
The competition was a single-blind randomized single elimination bracket-style tournament that put a selection of summer beers in a head-to-head battle royal for the hearts, minds, and most importantly the taste buds of the people. How might you ask did the lowly, local boulevard pilsner reign supreme? What was the competition? Alright here's how it went down. Let's meet the players.
Round 1: Corona vs. Pacifico
Pacifico was light and refreshing. Corona had a little bit more bite, enough so that a lime was suggested to improve the flavor. We had some pretty experienced beer commisioners. Keep in mind these were blind testing. But, beer to beer the Pacifico was smoother than the Corona.
Miller High Life vs. Boulevard Pilsner
The judges had a number of points to describe these two. High Life was crisp and refreshing and "I could drink a lot of these is a short amount of time." But, the depth of flavor of the Boulevard ruled the day. Unexpectedly the local Boulevard Pilsner came out on top.
So if you are trying to find the perfect beer, all you have to do is set up a backyard battle royal. Or take our word for it and pickup some Boulevard Pilsner.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
I finished the second planter for the side deck. Since these weigh ~150lbs each, oh high thermal mass concrete, the bottom half is filled with foam to reduce the amount of dirt we needed. Sam planted an annual topiary mix to block the air conditioner.