🍺 Milk Truck Latte Stout by Mother Earth Brew Co.

Style: Stout - Sweet/Milk

ABV: 5.8

Rating: A

Pretty delicious!

🍺 Best of the West Series - Riip Brewing Collab by Western Collective

style: IPA - Imperial / Double

abv: 8.7

rating: A

Notes of lemon, peach, pineapple, & ruby red grapefruit jump out of the glass, while the pilsner, wheat, & golden promise malts keep the body nice and light.

🍺 the only pumpkin spice anything i am willing to drink.

Pumpkin Spiced Latte Blonde Stout by Western Collective

style: Stout - Coffee

abv: 7.0

rating: B+

🍺 Narwhal by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Style: Stout - Russian Imperial


Rating: A+


A malt-forward monster, highlighting the depths of malt flavor.

Narwhal Imperial Stout is inspired by the mysterious creature that thrives in the deepest fathoms of the frigid Arctic Ocean. Featuring incredible depth of malt flavor, rich with notes of espresso, baker’s cocoa, roasted grain and a light hint of smoke, Narwhal is a massive malt-forward monster. Aggressive but refined with a velvety smooth body and decadent finish, Narwhal will age in the bottle for years to come.

🍺 Farmers’ Annuary by Fort George Brewery + Public House

Style: IPA - American

ABV: 7.2%

Rating: A

🍺 Southbound And Down by Grand Teton Brewing

style: IPA - Imperial / Double

ABV: 8.2

Rating: A+

📍 Twisted Timber Foods & Brews, Boise

🍺 Ride the Spiral

Ride the Spiral by Silver City Brewery

Style: IPA - Imperial/ Double New England

ABV: 8.0

Rating: A+

Aggressive, yet approachable, Ride the Spiral Double IPA packs a tropical punch of fruit flavor, with the addition of natural pineapple and orange essences within an intensely hopped, hazy IPA. Spiral out.

HOPS: Citra, Amarillo

MALTS: Pilsner Malt, Flaked Wheat

🍺 Warchild

Warchild by Georgetown Brewing Company

style: IPA - American

abv: 7.5

rating: A

Warchild IPA does not back off, seriously. Aggressive hop flavor and bitterness with dank notes of tropical fruit, pine, concord grape, straw and green pepper are the key markers for this ripped bodied brew.

🍺 Rainbows & Unicorns

Rainbows & Unicorns by Breakside Brewery

style: IPA Session / Indian Session Ale

ABV: 5.2

Rating: B+

Notes: A session IPA originally made for the Oregon Brewers Fest; brewed with flaked rice to create as light bodied a beer as possible with juicy, tropical, and fruity hop flavors, alongside notes of peach, honeydew, apricot and pineapple. Tropical summery goodness. You are all in for a magical ride!

Good people drink good beer

― Hunter S. Thompson

🍺 Hop Diggity

Hop Diggity by Mother Earth Brewing Company

STYLE: IPA - Imperial / Double

ABV: 8.2%

IBU: 113

Rating: A

🍺 🥪 🥗 🍔 📍 EDGE Brewing Co, Boise

🍺 🥪 📍 Twisted Timber Tavern, Boise

🍺 Voodoo Ranger V2K IPA by New Belgium Brewing Company

Style: IPA - American

ABV: 6.9

Rating: A

Say goodbye to your semi-charmed life and wassup to a bittersweet symphony of grapefruit and guava. Perfectly in sync in this Hazy IPA

🍺 RAIL JAM by Mother Earth Brew Co.


​ABV: 6.9

Rate: A

Artist: Matthew Perdoni

Location: Encinitas, CA

Media: Digital illustration to canvas

Release Date: Apr. 20, 2021

🍺 Roca Jack Cold IPA by Western Collective

Style: IPA - American

ABV: 7.7

Rating: A+

Yesterday was both fun and rough. Especially last night. It went kind of like this….


Mamá and Papá barely slept 😴🥱


🍺 Ride the Spiral by Silver City Brewery

Style: Imperial / Double New England

ABV: 8.0 %

Rating: A+

🍺 Suicide Squeeze by Fort George Brewery

Style: IPA American

ABV: 7.2 %

Rating: A

🍺 Tree Shaker Imperial Mango IPA by Odell Brewing Co.

Style: IPA - Imperial / Double

ABV: 8.0 %

Rating: A+


I often wonder how other bloggers organize their posts. Do you categorize and tag everything? Is it by year, context, blog site (if you have multiple sites)? Is it worth organizing at all? I often debate about my own organization, if any.

Here’s how my Ulysses looks at the moment;

Organization is minimal, as you can see. Actually, it is almost none existent. I dabble between the same two categories, Inbox and Graz/mL. It should be obvious right. Anything in the inbox is what I am working on. Sometimes even things in the inbox had already been published, but I am lazy, and they can spend days in there until I move them. I have recently created a ‘’Hey’’ one for things published in Hey World, but that’s about it.

‘Shorties’ is supposed to have anything that is 280 character or less, or at least that was the idea. Beer Log, as the name suggests, it’s supposed to have beer related posts but, honestly, I haven’t moved anything into it in a long while.

In other words, everything ends up in Gaby/mL, no tags whatsoever, once its published it just stays in there. And this is now that I am using Ulysses as my main editor. When I was using Drafts, my ‘Publish to Micro.blog’ action would delete the post after publishing.

Maybe I should be more organized? Does it matter, though?

🍺 Hop Lion By by Double Mountain Brewery & Cidery

Style: IPA - American

ABV: 6.7

Rating: A+

This beer tastes like the Oregon Coast to me. Which I miss dearly.

Then I shall cut out the white bread, sir.

A few weeks ago I had my annual physical examination with also included some blood work. Upon visiting my primary physician it turned out that I am not quite dying — yet. Still and most definitely far from perfect but still, I’ll live. There was one thing that he found abnormal, something related to my cholesterol not the kind of problem that would necessarily cause a heart attack, but it can still be an issue.

He asked me to get a second round of blood work just to make sure. There’s always the possibility of a bad lab work. But if it was indeed high thenI would have to be under medication. Which, truthfully, I don’t want to do, I already have to medicate myself once a day and I don’t want to add yet another pill to my day. I know, like my dad, he takes like six different medications a day for various reasons, so one pill is nothing. Still, I don’t like pills.

I asked what could I to remedy the problem or prevent it from getting worse? In the back of my head I already knew the answer, though. He said, exercise and diet. Carbs and complex sugars are my biggest enemies. In my case, this means beer 😅

Today I got a called, regarding my second round, and it came back, not perfect, but I won’t need medication. The Doctor advised to up my exercise and work on my diet.

Ever since the pandemic, I have gone out of control. To make it even worse, I have barely been keeping up with my exercise routine. I haven’t been to a gym in a year or so. I have stopped working out at home or going for walks/runs.

I need to get serious and make serious changes. I am not as heavy as I’ve ever been, but I am getting there. Lower back problems are coming back too. I need to figure something out, need to incorporate some kind of routine with many new work schedule and cut out the breed (read beer).

  • M: Too many free radicals. That’s your problem.
  • James Bond: “Free radicals”, sir?
  • M: Yes. They’re toxins that destroy the body and the brain, caused by eating too much red meat and white bread. Too many dry martinis!
  • James Bond: Then I shall cut out the white bread, sir.



“Never Say Never Again”

I put on my fancy shorts and fancy Adidas for these. 😉 🍺

Beer and LEGO kind of Saturday