Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Cheers, The Beerblogga
Friday, October 12, 2012
"When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. Th
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..
'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else---the small stuff.
'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.
Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend."
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
This little Belgian dark tripel is not for the faint of heart. It’s incredibly complex and earned its title of “best tasting beer in the world” by the American Tasting Institute in 1998.
The golden dragon mostly smells of alcohol due to its whopping 10.5%, however you may get some hints of coffee. It pours out a vibrant, dark ruby color and has a substantial, white frothy head.
On the tongue you will get notes of raisins, plum and dark cherries. There is a touch of sweet caramel malt in there too for good measure. Overall, an incredible beer that needs to go on your beer bucket list.
It pours a light red color and has minimal head and medium fizz. It’s sweet and malty with little to no hop bitterness.
With this in mind, I find it to be a little one dimensional.
It’s a good consumption beer and pairs well with grilled pork or BBQ chicken pizza.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Stone Pale was one of the first local San Diego microbrews I stumbled across and is now a “go-to” beer for me.
It’s hoppy and malty and strikes what I feel to be one of the most perfectly balanced pale ales on the shelves.
It pours out a light hazy amber color and to the mouth you will get a subtle toffee maltiness harmoniously balanced with a bold floral hop.
It has the drinkability to be a session beer but also the complexity to be paired with cheeses and meats.
I am so fond of this beer that we served it to our guests at our wedding. What better way to showcase a local San Diego brew than to offer it to a mob of thirsty Australians.