Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Guiness Foreign Extra Stout....basketball winds down, is winter doing likewise
A new beer for the taste buds____
Driving home from Lima Central Catholic after last night's boys Junior High double, I stopped by a beer warehouse and picked up a brew I had noticed on a previous visit....
It was out of the Guinness line, a stout beer called, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout....it comes in 4 packs of 11.2 oz bottles, and is, for a beer, pretty pricey...I gathered four of em' and drove home in time to grab a shower, and tune in to the Ohio State vs Michigan State basketball game. Done in the shower, with robe on, I settled down in my leather recliner and poured me a bottle into a frozen glass, and proceeded to enjoy a couple of the "new" finds. A dark coffee/choclate mix with a pretty good "kick" from the 7.5% alcohol...another great beer that I'll try again, although the price($10 for a four pack) will not put it on my list of "must have in the fridge" brews....but on occasion, I'll give it a try...Mark it down as an A- on the scale....it has more flavor that the regular Guinness Extra Stout...the Foreign ES, has more kick as well.
Meanwhile, Ohio State pulled away late to shake off a stubborn Spartan team to get back on the winning track, after the weekend loss at Wisconsin. The Buckeyes are now 25-1 on the season, and 11-1 in the Big Ten. Oldest son Sam was working the game for The Big Ten Network/OSU.Com...pretty nice gig, getting paid to "work" big time basketball.
The Ice Melt Continues____
With temperatures slated into the fifties today and 60 or better tomorrow, you would think the hard ice would be gone in short order...but I'm beginning to have my doubts. The layer of ice is so thick and hard, that I am now doubtful it will be all gone by the weekend....I'll keep the camera in hand to keep track of the progress. I have no games tonight, a 7th grade tournament tomorrow here in Celina, and a JV game at Wapak Friday will finish off the week, with just one more contest scheduled on Friday the 25th at Allen East to end my season. A good 3 week rest, clean up the baseball gear, and I'll hopefully be ready for baseball. Tonight my first local hardball rules meeting at Van Wert, having already completed the State Meeting on line.
Photos-A Glass of the Guinness Foreign Extra Stout that I poured last night...Damn Good Beer! And the ice on the driveway(yard and walks too), will the coming thaw melt it all?