One of my absolute favorite corners of the web, Logcabineer, has recently received quite a facelift. Though I did enjoy the extremely simple layout of the old site, this is an absolute beautiful update. If you've never been to the site, prepare yourself for some exquisite photography.
A new #roundup of goods coming your way this month. I like to plan ahead for the holidays and think through some of the gifts for various folks in my life. So this year UnCommonGoods has really been a huge help. They're an online retailer cataloging products from all kinds of designers, crafters, makers, small companies and other sources from all walks of life. For every purchase made, UnCommonGoods is committed to donating $1 to the non-profit of your choice. Learn more about their Better to Give program.
What we have here is a little gift guide for the dads, husbands, or men in your life. Guys who care about quality. For the men who aren't afraid to hop on their long boards and grab a pack of beer on a Wednesday night, click here for gifts right up their alley. For dads who aren't afraid to keep the annuals and perennials going strong in the garden you can start your search here. And for the husband who is putting the final design touches on his garage or den, check out some of the best products to keep his cave looking cool.
For the men in your life who deserve a little extra, get 'em something good.
Moomin is the brainchild of the late Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson. She released her first Moomin book in 1945 and received commercial success a year later with the release of Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll.
Moomin is a very popular series in Scandinavian countries. Who couldn't love the adorable Moomin creatures, Sniff, Snufkin, Moominpappa, Moominmamma, Moomintroll, Grok and all of the other characters brought to life throughout the comic series? Moomin's success was followed by TV series and films, stop-motion films and much more. The Moomin's have been brought to life in many different ways and I can't wait to get even nerdier about it! Bjork even lent her vocals to "The Comet Song," featured exclusively for the 3D-movie Moomins and the Comet Chase. Check out music video and song here.
Alrighty, back to my pumpkin-spiced coffee and Moomin...
Last July we packed up our canoe and headed out to a lean-to on a peninsula off of Lower St. Regis Lake in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. Like years past, we thought it only natural to stock up on local beers and keep them ice cold in the cooler all weekend.
Here we have Saranac's Our Legacy IPA fresh from the Coleman ice box. It has a clean and crisp bite to it and gets better as it breathes. Floral and toffee tones combined to form one of the better IPAs I had this summer. Not a showstopper, but definitely not one to be overlooked. Could surely be a regular in the fridge. Wouldn't overshadow your food and would compliment any fishing trip well. Mostly, this for sure is a camping beer, so go get out there!
It's about mid-September and I know you're probably focused on Oktoberfest/Märzen brews, but before you turn your back on the IPAs, give Terrapin Hi-5 IPA a go. It has a nice, light citrusy taste and a semi-frothy mouth feel (how do ya like that?).Terrapin is a brewery out of Athens, Georgia and has been brewing since 2002.
They also took home the Bramwell Ocktoberfest Award for their Rye Pale Ale so you really can't go wrong, you know?!