Friday, July 12, 2013

Food & Beer Friday :: Summatime.

While I've been enjoying my summer, and mainly my books, I'm sort of taking a blog sabbatical.  And I'm ok with it.  In the meantime, I'm definitely still drinking!  I couldn't pass up sharing a beer from one of my favorite breweries.

You may not remember my affinity for Anchor Steam Beer, but it was one of the first I reviewed.  I picked up Anchor Summer Beer in haste at my bottle shop due to my love for Anchor.  After purchase, I realized it was a wheat beer.  I'm definitely not a fan of wheat beers as they tend to be a little too sweet for my taste.  Believe it or not, I was pleasantly surprised by this brew!  While it's an "unfiltered wheat beer," it only had a slight wheat flavor and was otherwise refreshing.  Anchor says the top-fermenting yeast and malted wheat help give this beer a lighter wheat flavor.  I can't say that this would be a go-to summer beer for me, but it's definitely a good transitional beer if you haven't tried many craft beers.

In my delayed summer fashion, this is the perfect fourth of July beer (along with the perfect 4th outfit).  It's only 4.5% alcohol (so low!) and easy to drink in the heat.  It's available all the way through October though, so enjoy the summer even after it's gone!

Now head on over and check out what Sarah is reviewing this week!  Cheers & here's to hoping I have another awesome beer (and more blog posts) for you next week!  What's your favorite summer beer?


Monday, July 1, 2013

Life Lately :: Food & drinks.

It's about time I updated with a real life lately post.  Even though I've been busy, I've been trying to document the special moments.  It's been a busy June, but I'm hoping that July will embody a bit more relaxation.

 [We D and his dad installed hardwood floor in our bedroom which mean sleeping in the breakfast room for two days.]

 [Absolutely delicious squash pasta that I'm obsessed with!]

 [Having a long weekend with my sister in town was fabulous.  Snow cones that make your teeth yellow are always a good choice!]

 [After having friends and family stay at our house seemingly non-stop and constantly doing dishes, the sink looks like this when I finally have time alone.]

 [That sink of dishes calls for a special-recipe margarita...or two.]

 [A nightmare of a Friday night of rain, driving, traffic, anxiety, creepy people, and flight delays resulted in a little in-car least I finished two books in one day.]

[Wish we would have had a little bit longer of a stay at the Nantahala Outdoor Center]

Now for some awesome links...


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