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February 9, 2019

As California slides back into the middle ages

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:54 am
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Story here.  May I suggest lots of cats?


January 27, 2017

A big hole under L.A.

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:35 pm
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I wouldn’t put anything past Elon Musk.

January 23, 2017

Beer review: Alpine Beer’s Willy Vanilly

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Alpine Beer Willy Vanilly

I’d never heard of Alpine Beer Co.  A little research reveals they are a small brewery in California.  This beer, Willy Vanilly, isn’t’ listed on their website and appears to be a short run brew.  Their regular wheat beer is called Willy, so this beer appears to just be a variation on it.

A very nice beer, all in all.  A good wheat.  Not hoppy.  Very smooth with a whisper of vanilla taste, but not much.

December 2, 2016

Crazy California

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:38 am
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A pretty place, but this is crazy for any number of reasons.

August 22, 2015

More on the LA water system

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:02 am
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I previously blogged about this, and now it looks like the bureaucrats may have chosen poorly.

August 18, 2015

A neat solution

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A neat solution to a problem.

July 9, 2015

Beer review: The Pitchfork Pear Cider

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The Pitchfork Pear Cider

The Pitchfork Pear Cider

The Pitchfork Pear Cider
Sonoma Beverage Co., Healdsburg, CA

I am a fan of ciders.  I particularly love pear ciders.  Ever since the 2003 IPMS Nationals in Oklahoma City where I tasted the most perfect of beverages, Ace Pear Cider, I’ve been a fan.  Unfortunately, Ace isn’t available in Kentucky, though it is available at Jungle Jim’s in Cincinnati OH.  (I stop by every time I pass thru.)

So, since I can’t get Ace Pear Cider, I am always on the lookout for something that comes close to that perfection.  Our latest entry comes close.  Out of California, it is 6% ABV.  It is slightly on the dry side.  It reminds you a bit of Strongbow or Smith & Forge.

Like most ciders it has little or no bite or aftertaste.  It is very smooth and enjoyable.  This firm also makes an Apple Cider and an Apple Cider blended with bourbon.  I will say based on this drink I will try the others if I get an opportunity.

December 9, 2014

Posted without comment

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 3:32 pm
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Welcome to the legal profession.

September 15, 2014

Cannot possibly be true

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:37 pm
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This has to be an article from the Onion, right?

August 18, 2014

Beer review: Sierra Nevada Kellerweis

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Time for another beer review.  Surprise, surprise, its another wheat beer.  Its Sierra Nevada’s Kellerweis.  The beer is a pretty classic unfiltered wheat beer.  It is 4.8% ABV.  It has a very pleasant aroma.  Is smells strongly of banana and you get both a banana flavor and a hint of vanilla in the initial taste.  The manufacturer also notes a hint of cloves in the taste, but I did not get that until much later in the beer.

I’ve previously reviewed a banana flavored beer here.   As in that case, the banana flavor was good.  I had the beer with steak and rice and grilled veggies and it was good.  The brewer recommends having it with salmon or brats.  I am not sure about the salmon, but I can really see this one going very well with brats.

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