With the onset of autumn, outdoor cooking and brewing slows down. Obviously so has my posting, with the exception of the Fitbit automatic updates (I’m down almost 15 pounds!).
Hopefully things will pick up soon as I’ve got a few exciting things planned. First up is a dinner with the same friends I did ribs for in July. This dinner’s theme is autumn and they’re doing roast duck. I will try to get some photos of that. Each dinner, I try to assemble a beer selection that fits with the theme. Unfortunately, almost every pumpkin-spice beer in town was gone. I should have held on to that four-pack of Dogfish Punkin Ale instead of rushing through it. (No BruRevu of it either, I’m a bad beer blogger!)
Instead, I had to look outside the typical, pedestrian beers. Well, to be safe, I grabbed a six-pack of Sierra Nevada’s Tumbler. I’ve had it before and I know it’s a safe autumn beer for the less-adventurous. To try to capture a little “spice” as it were, I grabbed a bottle od Stillwater Cellar Door. It’s a wheat saison with wild sage accents. That sounds like it would go well with an autumn feast. To play off the herbal notes I hope to get from the Cellar Door, I also picked up two 12oz. bottles of Fraoch Heather Ale, a beer I enjoyed in college when I was first getting expised to beers other than Milwuakee’s Beast. I haven’t had any for at least twelve years.
Also something to look forward to, I just came across a post on the Capital Spice Blog about a new Vietnamese-inspired sandwich shop called BONMi. They apparently do a Vietnamese brisket sandwich. I love me some Vietnamese food and I LOVE me some brisket. I can’t wait to see how the two go together in my mouth.