Saturday, August 16, 2014

26, Baby, and 90 Shilling Ale

So firstly, allow me to apologize for the radio silence around here. After Sarah's announcement over on her blog and the joint facebook notice, I felt like I couldn't really write anything else here without addressing that elephant in the room first. And yet I still don't know what to say. On one hand, nothing has really changed for me yet (Sarah's appointments and puking aside). On the other, I can still see the precipice of incredible changes in perspective and obligation within the greater circle of life. Those feelings will change and develop over time, I'm sure, and I just don't want to commit banal or shortsighted comments about fatherhood to the eternal record of the internet.

26, then. It's nice to have a birthday back in the United States again, but I still had to work a full day out in the Texas sun. I want to thank all of you for the assortment of cards and packages I came home to.

Odell 90 Shilling Ale

Let's start with the fact that there's nothing really Scottish about it. Odell Brewing Company is in Fort Collins, Colorado. This doesn't carry the maltiness or high ABV commonly associated with Scottish or scottish-style ales. Branding complaints aside, this is just a tasty, well balanced ale. I like it. 5.3% is not going to sneak up on you. This has a lacy head, a clear amber body. I'm a fan.