A cellared 2012 @firestonewalker Sixteenth Anniversary Ale. There should be songs written about the anniversary blends from this brewery. Well beyond incredible, and a wonderful way to end a very long week.
Think eating a chocolate-covered cherry in a smoky bar in Mexico
Rating: 100. I went there.
21st Amendment collaboration with Elysian Brewing contains two cans of He Said Baltic-style Porter and two cans of He Said Belgian-style Tripel, both brewed with pumpkin and spices. Belgian style Tripel brewed with pumpkin, galangal and tarragon. Baltic style Porter brewed with pumpkin, caraway and cinnamon.
Here’s a poem that seems more beautiful to me every time I read it. It’s a poem to be read aloud, and slowly, a poem to be felt even more than understood, as one might feel a song…
Season by W.S. Merwin
This hour along the valley this light at the end of summer lengthening as it begins to go this whisper in the tawny grass this feather floating in the air this house of half a life or so this blue door open to the lingering sun this stillness echoing from the rooms like an unfinished sound this fraying of voices at the edge of the village beyond the dusty gardens this breath of knowing without knowing anything this old branch from which years and faces go on falling this presence already far away this restless alien in the cherished place this motion with no measure this moment peopled with absences with everything that I remember here eyes the wheeze of the gate greetings birdsongs in winter the heart dividing dividing and everything that has slipped my mind as I consider the shadow all this has occurred to somebody else who has gone as I am told and indeed it has happened again and again and I go on trying to understand how that could ever be and all I know of them is what they felt in the light here in this late summer
(W.S. Merwin received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in both 1971 and 2009 and served as U.S. Poet Laureate in 2010-2011.)