On Life and Love

Shorn grass and blueberry beer

…I may have killed the grass when I cut it. It was only after the cutting that we read that the grass shouldn’t be cut on the mower’s lowest setting.

…Now my grass is dying. o_o Maybe it’s just the weeds that are turning all yellow.

Luckily, I picked up some bermuda seed at the store yesterday to fill in some bare patches — I can just do the whole yard if it all dies.

I also tried the Sea Dog Blueberry beer last night with our grilled teriyaki chicken and veggies. Took me a minute to warm up to it, but I liked it alright. Not as initially bitter as the Pyramid apricot, but still not as good as the Wailua. I’d buy it again, though.

Of course, the bottle was past its expiration date (2/2009), so I’m not sure if that affected the taste at all. My boss says you have to move (i.e., drink) beer within a couple of months of it being drinkable and February is more than a couple of months away from June.

So the slight bit of sourness could have been the blueberries or the age. Either way, it was okay.


  • Mindwolf77

    Beer “Skunks” pretty quickly — it sounds like its the “hops” that gets to you more than anything else. They’re typically an important flavoring — and even more important, became popular due to their preservative nature. Problem is — it is highly reactive to sunlight (Clear bottles do nothing to protect it, and for some reason green focuses the wavelengths that cause the skunking). A low hop beer will do you good — gonna have ya try a different blueberry — and it also appears that you’re more of a Wheat based person (my fiance is exactly like that). Most beers unless explicitly stated, have a barly-mash when they’re first made with no wheat what-so-ever.
    German beers like Franziskaaner are PERFECT in exemplifying wheat beer — and mised exactly half-and-half with lemonade are more refreshing than any sports drink that has ever existed!! (carbs, vitamin C, etc. … side note that some German RACES have these on the tables to refresh, rehydrate and re-power the runners!)

    ok …enough beer geeking for now *blush*

  • Lissa

    *laugh* I noticed the number of wheat-based beers in Total Wine, and I was tempted to try some, but I stuck to my list for that first time. I’ve added that SunSet wheat and the Franziskaaner to my next-to-try list, though.

  • Jed

    Pyramid wheat is a good beer. But in my experience beer is (almost) always better on tap, so if you want to get the whole experience you may want to seek out a nice quiet bar/pub and try some there.