Monthly Archives: June 2013
Summer may technically be only a few days old, but here in Memphis, it’s been summer for a month now. It’s a time when I don’t dress up as much, and when I do, I stay close to a fan and enjoy a cold beverage, which of course brings me to one of my favorite hobbies, home brewing. We recently wrapped up our summer line of brews, perfect for the summer time heat, and classy enough for any girl.
First up, our “I Hope It’s Kölsch” brew (a beer typical of Cologne, Germany). A beer light in color, malty sweet, refreshing, and with enough complexity to enjoy slowly. Next is one of my all time favorites, our “El Hefe Muerto”, a blood orange hefewizen (a German style wheat beer). The yeast used gives the beer plenty of fruity notes, and the added blood oranges (which we usually find in the stores in January, then store for the spring) give it the sweetness to help with the relentless sun. The last brew is a classic American pale ale, made popular by brewers like Sierra Nevada. It has some sweetness from the malt, and the heavier hop dose gives it its bitterness and hop aroma. Soon, it’ll be time to plan the fall beer lineup. All in all, a hobby I would recommend to anyone interested in what goes into making beer.
At least with the cool down, I have a chance to try out some new clothes I got from the Express end of season sale. K and I got some insane deals, including 60% off this pink blazer I love, and some other tops we can share in our collective wardrobe. I’m really looking forward to going out in these new outfits, once fall arrives that is. Until then, stay cool my fiends!
I haven’t done one of these in a while:
“Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed”
So simple and true. Quiet the mind and reflect. You can find some interesting truths when you do so.
Have a great weekend everyone,