Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lunar Eclipse, Pitt/Penn State, and Avalanche Ale

Last night there was a total lunar eclipse on this side of the planet.  It was pretty cool, but slow and kept me awake later than I would have liked.  Sorry if you were on the bright side of the planet during the event, but if you were outside at the time, you were indirectly casting a shadow on the moon.
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Pitt and PSU will finally play each other again after a 15 year drought.  Or it will have been 15 years when September 10th, 2016 rolls around.  Special thanks to Miami for cancelling their home-and-home with PSU and leaving that hole in their schedule.  It's only a 1-for-1 deal and not a season ending game like the old series but I truly hope they are memorable and meaningful games.  I understand the fiscal sacrifices for both schools to have the game as a fixture in the schedule are not sustainable, but a 15-year gap is too much. If the ’16 and ’17 games are successful, I think it could be extended.  Ideally, we should play each other every 4 or 5 years so each graduating class can get the experience.  Hopefully Sarah and I will be in a position to attend one of these games down the road.

Breckenridge Avalanche Ale is an American Amber Ale that's solidly okay.  It was a mild Ale and I had it right after a La Fin du Monde, so it satisfied while failing to impress.  Beeradvocate has some scathing reviews that were unexpectedly harsh, though.  It's one I would definitely have again if offered but it's not a new favorite or anything remarkable.

1 comment:

  1. Funny, they will be playing on my birthday. But I think I've tried that Avalanche Ale and ended up with the same feelings as you - it's alright. I won't refuse it... But not very impressed.