We've had nice cool nights-high 50s, so I sleep with the window open. I keep the shutters closed to keep out the heat and it has been pretty comfortable, lately. It will he heating up into the 90s starting Monday, though. Yuck.
Post by Terra Incognita on Jun 8, 2021 22:48:43 GMT
All American beers taste like piss to me.
Anyway, temp today is 33 degrees with a humidex of 42. I'm one of those fools who don't see the point in spending hundreds of dollars on an air conditioner that I'll only use two or three weeks out of the year. Same for above-ground pools. So everyone in the house sweats and sweats and sweats and takes two cold showers a day. Hey, that's how I grew up -- if it was good enough for me, it's good enough for the kids!
I wasn't much of a drinker (Imported beer in bottles or Sloe Gin Fizzes on a pretty limited basis) when I went to Germany in 1985. We got a canned Pilsner on the train to share and it was unpasturized and much better than any American beer I'd ever had. My son was way into the craft beer craze with his friends starting almost 20 years ago. They'd go on pilgramages to Stone Brewery in the Escondido area, order growlers from some places and one even started crafting his own brews. I was happy to no longer be drinking when the Blueberry Banana batch came around. I could turn the taste tests down on one and all.
Only thing I have to say about Stone Brewery is that they have had Meatless Mondays and my Vegetarian friend and I like to go there and have a nosh when we are in that area. The gardens are pretty and there is what seems like an airplane hanger sized wood and glass wall of doors that they can open up on nice evenings.
If that's a ref to Vernors, not a beer. Fizzy drink, as you sometimes say. Don't know if Ginger Ale (which is not an "ale") is a thing in Europe, but even if it is, Vernors isn't quite a Ginger Ale and because of some weird lawsuit/agreement (I think they were in an argument with Scweppes or Canada Dry over who sold the "oldest" ginger ale) they started calling it a "Ginger Soda" instead.
IMO, all beer tastes like piss.
FYI, mid-June in Florida, so it's already 86 and humid. You know, I've lived here all these years and have yet to visit any of the local natural springs. Soon, I think.