That’s right! LIVE HOT JAZZ IN TWO DAYS FROM TODAY’S DATE! It starts at 9:30 and has been one of the best things around. Every month we bring in some of the best Jazz musicians and fill the Taproom with heat (that’s what it’s called). You should be there. You should resolve to be there. Speaking of which…  

So, we’re four months in to the New Year’s Revolutions that I set forth for myself by myself and of myself those four months ago. Yes, I call it a New Year’s Revolution. Why? For the same reason there’s an apostrophe after New Year’s.

 

In order to recap where we left off about these revolutions I think it would be more effective to just actually let you know how I’ve adapted and overcome these trials and tribulations but, since I just wrote that and then read it aloud to my best friend Mr. Parakeet (she’s a dog with numerous complexes that I’ve still yet to figure out where she learned them from) I actually now think it would be better to just show you how I’ve learned from my past mistakes and have made the world a better place for you and me.

 

Firstly, running more. I’ve been known to be a “runner” and I’ve inserted the “rabbit ears” there because I’m not really sure what would make someone not a runner. I assume that all people who actively run should be and are considered a “runner.” Well, if that’s your bag as well, then I found this very lovely online teaching method taught by a very skinny chameleon that may or may not be safe for work with the lyrics employed by the gentlemen who are supplying the motivation for the chameleon to move. You can find my longwinded end to this riddle of words HERE.

 

And on second base, wearing number 2 (OBVI LOL OMG), was that need to pick up a new hobby that involved magic. Magic is very important to people and I figured that my learning magic was important to those people. I want everyone to be involved, you know. I love you all equally (except, for the next couple of weeks Washington Capitals fans are not very high in my favor). Therefore, here is the latest incarnation of where my training has lead me.

 

Batting third we have that pesky problem of my being either completely condescending trying to teach people new and interesting things versus actually teaching people new and interesting things. That’s where I just leave THIS here and kindly move on to the next paragraph.

 

[walking along, not looking back, come with me this way and look forward]

 

 

 

 

 

CLEANUP hitter coming this way! Remember when you wanted me to blow your mind with music? This is my new band: I’m the one hiding in awe of this song because I love it so much.

 

 

And finally, batting the power position was my inability to showcase my power. This is a new one for me. I’m often shy and reserved (which, if you’ve seen me at the Taproom NOT bartending, you’ll be able to witness my shyness firsthand) and demonstrating my power doesn’t come easy because I’m shy and reserved most of the time. Well, except when I’m hiding behind a computer screen after I’ve written these notes in long form with my opposite hand doing three point burpees and eating raw chicken. But now, the power has been unleashed and the full display can be seen HERE.

 

 

 

Moving right along to beer, you should know a couple of things after you’ve assumed that I was being condescending just now:

 

  • We’re inching closer to Montbeerlier (May 7th from 3-9 in the evening(s)) and you should write it in permanent marker on your thing that has squares on it specifically establishing the day and number of the day relative to the month that we are in. Because, you’re not going to want to miss the cask beers and draft beers and awesome food and wonderful live music. Almost ALL of the beer that we’re pouring will be from the state of Vermont. There is this one cask that I have coming in that’s from Germany and it’s an honest to goodness wooden cask that I just simply couldn’t pass up.
  • Hill Farmstead Susan is on right now and it is an India Pale Ale styled beer.
  • Next up in our theme from the bottom of the Taproom (meaning, kegs that we’ve been aging in our root cellar for a couple of years – this is a good thing) from Allagash is their Interlude dating all the way back to 2013 (do you even remember back that long?). Firstly, they make a beer. Then they age that beer in Red Wine barrels with a whole host of fun bacteria and bugs (redefine your concept of the fact that the word “bugs” can mean a good thing – they aren’t aging these beers with caterpillars) resulting in a tart and funky beer that we have also been aging. So, there.
  • Maine Beer Company makes this beer called A Tiny Beautiful Something and while I’m not entirely sure where or what that title is in reference to I do know that it’s a primarily singled out hopped Pale Ale with El Dorado hops. I like this beer. That’s a personal and professional endorsement.
  • We’re also serving Idletyme’s Bohemian Pilsner, which is lovely and nice and soft and floral in the way that Czech-Style Pilsners can be and should be and they are when they’re made correctly and this one is made better than correctly and I should know because I’ve had MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY beers that fall into this style before.

 

 

 

That’s about all you’re getting out of my brain and fingers this week seeing as I’m one day away from Second Season and that’s about all I’m thinking about nowadays.

 

Also, rest in peace Mr. Snider.

 

 

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