And now, a special message from the beef counsel...

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Beef, it's what's for dinner, bitch.

Yesterday was a lovely day. First, I heard that my least favorite co-worker is leaving. I don't know how she pulled it off, but she got a job elsewhere. I heard the place she's going to is very strict in comparison. I'm keeping my fingers crossed she won't promptly be fired from there and have to come back. I know it's a really bad policy to talk about work on your website, so I'll leave it at that.

As of yesterday afternoon, I still didn't have a Valentine's gift for Pat. I was kind of worried about that, but luckily I came though in the end. I was wracking my brain all day and finally it hit me. I was going to get him a dozen long-stem roses, but then I decided to get him a dozen long-stem tasty beers! Beers of the World is right nearby where I work. That's just a super cool store. Even before I started drinking, I used to like going there just to walk around and see how many cool beers they had there. You can buy single beers there, which is super cool, and they're all organized by region. I ended up picking out 12 different beers I thought Pat would like - some based purely on their labels, and some based on my knowledge of tasty brews. Pat seemed very excited by his gift.

Pat's gift to me was an outfit from Express and a Bright Eyes CD. Nice work, Patty. He also made a lovely dinner: filet mignon, mashed potatoes, asparagus, salad, and bread. The best part was he served dinner with sparkling red wine since I'm on the wagon. I made us crème brûlée for dessert. It was a great dinner. The best part is, Pat bought five pounds of filet since it was more economical to buy it in bulk. That's my man.

In other news, I kind of feel like I'm coming down with a cold. I'm usually pretty sickly, so it's pretty amazing I haven't had a real cold yet this winter season. I've just been trying to enjoy it while it lasts. I'm gonna drink some of my magic sicky tea out of my magic sicky mug and hope it goes away.




4.7 out of 5. Sweet


fuck yeah, rouge is some of the best beer around. Damn pricey, but worth it.


beers of the world... I think I just might steal that idea for my next present for a certain someone whose name doesn't sound like Hoefengarden.... I mean... Hoegarden....


Re: George

I haven't made anything in a while, but I have been itching to. It's kind of a pain in the a$$ though.


Speaking of beer, what ever happened to the Pat Reed Brewing Empire? Do you still do that voodoo that you do? (Home brewing, that is.)


Well Pat, if you need help in consuming those masterpieces, and want to make our old buddy Bob Klien happy, let me know.

RE: Soup

Although I'm sure your beer is fine, I have yet to find a beer as fine as Rouge Dead Guy Ale. This is now Pat's favorite as well, seeing as they don't make "Hempin' Ale" anymore.


Re: Soup

Thanks for the hot tip.


Next time when you are in Beers of the world again. Look for the Duchesse De Bourgogne.

It is a very nice beer.


Somewhat cloudy, small head, nice amber color.

Excellent sourness in aroma. Light prune-like maltyness and subtle oak character.

Very rich flavor with storng sourness balancing it out. Complex malt flavor with raisnes, caramel and toffee. Excellent oak character, adds nice complexity and gives a port like character when combined with oxidized malt richness.. Sourness is a bit simplistic but balances out the flavor very well. A well balanced, and very drinkable sour ale. Very rodenbach like, a little less complex, but very nice.

Dr Pat I think you will like it very much


I feel for you Fran. I had it for about two weeks last month and my only thought at work was to get home and to bed. It really kicked my @$$. On a brighter note I gave it to some students so I have less work to do this week!


me three. My entire office is sick. Go for the advil/nyquile cocktail, fixes ya right up.


me, too, honey...sorry...i know how it feels! get better, mama!


I'm siiiiick.