Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Brewery: New Belgium Brewing Co. Beer: Imperial IPA| Beer Advocate Score: In Review 86 Abv: 11.0%
I checked out Tyler Park's disc golf or "frolf" (frisbee+golf) course last weekend, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Technical holes in the hollows, open field holes with blooming trees and flowers, and straight and narrow shots along ledges. I have recently, dramatically, dubbed it my 'calling' and perhaps it'll be a new summertime favorite. Around about the 9th hole we stopped for a beer break in front of the dam. This is a creamy, imperial, boozy IPA that is a summertime favorite. Pair this with a disc and a basket and your weekend is set!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Chinese researchers have been busy inventing some of the coolest stuff you couldn't even imagine. Graphene aerogel weighs just 0.16 milligrams — or, if you’re having a problem conceptualizing that, a cubic meter weighs just 160 grams (5.6 ounces) (from here). This material is light, spongey, and has the potential to do a world of good. Imagine a huge oil spill occurs in the middle of the ocean. Now we may have just the material to drop, absorb, and lastly, reclaim the natural resource/pollutant. Scientists are still developing the material more and thinking of uses.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
I'm originally from a tiny town called Tunkhannock, but I drove up from Philadelphia where I've lived for nearly a decade, and explored the trails. It's about 2.5 hours one way and I made it into a little day trip. The trail now has a new, lovely parking area complete with bathrooms! Heck yeah!
Next time I'll tack on a hike at World's End State Park to make the day more challenging. Ricketts Glen is a rather easy hike, but totally worth the trip for the sights alone. Head out during a warmer season and bring your bathing suit! Lake Jean at the top of the hill is a great little spot where you can rent boats and cabins.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Brewery: Left Hand Brewing Company Beer: Saison/Farmhouse | Beer Advocate Score: In Review Abv: 6.80%
It's one of my favorite beer seasons of the year. I long for the fragrant and spicy beer to hit the shelves with the intent to pound a can after a long bike ride or a stroll in the spring sunshine. The Saison au Miel by Left Hand caught my eye and I popped one out of the beer fridge. Part of the sell was that it came in a 16oz can and I was a thirsty gal that day. Carbonation was low, color a nice gold, and the taste sweet and spicy. With the addition of honey in the recipe, I think it really toned down some of my favorite things about a saison, the spice! So a little sweeter than expected, but sort of a welcomed change. I'd definitely try it again pair it with a salad or something crisp and fresh. Let's see if a rating comes down the line soon!