It’s the Weekend, and Jim’s in Germany!

Yes, Jim is in the Motherland on assignment for Beer and Whiskey Brothers.  Ok, I made that part up but it sounds impressive!  No he is on a very quick trip for work, some sort of laser Buck Rogers removal of sweat gland kind of thing.  I just got a text from him and he said over lunch he had three steins of beer (little ones) and he has been up for over 30 hours.  So, as of this writing, he is probably asleep.  They were going to get a few hours nap before dinner and a night out.  They are in luck as it is Carnival there, so the parties should be pretty impressive tonight.  I know he will enjoy that immensely.  Unfortunately Saturday at noon his flight leaves so it is just a whirlwind trip.

He is supposed to land in Jersey sometime Sunday Morning.  I’m guessing he will be happy and sleep deprived.  Unfortunately there wasn’t any way he could extend his trip even a day or two.  That would have been awesome.  But he will just have to be happy with one night of partying like its 1999.

So, as you are all aware I have been in a funk, but I feel it starting to wane a little bit.  I’m hoping to crack into a couple of Whiskeys this weekend.  I have several new single barrel whiskey’s to try.  I have a Four Roses, a Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit, I have a Henry McKenna Bottled In Bond Single Barrel, and one that was from a purchased barrel from Greg the Bourbon Dork and friend of the Blog.  I am excited to try that as it is hand selected and barrel strength.  I’m not sure if I will get to them all, but I am at least going to crack one or two of the bottles open and just enjoy them before I do a throwdown.

How about you?  Any plans for this weekend?  What will you be drinking?  It is beginning to warm up, anyone have yard work yet?  I have a little on my plate, some repairs and clean up from some wind damage over the winter.  Not a great lot of fun, but should produce a thirst for the juice of life, and maybe a beer or two.  As usual let us know in the comments, and I think Jim might join us for a little banter later when he wakes up.


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17 Comments on “It’s the Weekend, and Jim’s in Germany!”

  1. March 4, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    I didn’t realize Jim was so well endowed. Also, you said 3 little beer steins, I count 12 in the picture.

    • Don
      March 4, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

      You’ve found out our little secret Scott…Jim is actually my sister! He had some help with the beer! I am actually wondering what a “little” stein of beer actually is in Germany. Next week we will be the Beer and Whiskey Sibs, since you have outed us to the world, Scott!

  2. Trevor B
    March 4, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    Boise must be a lot warmer than montana, I still have feet of snow around my house, no yard work until april at the least. But it does give me a perfect excuse to brew a batch of bitter instead of doing yardwork.

    • Don
      March 4, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

      We are supposed to be in the mid 40s this weekend. I’m hoping we warm up in earnest soon. I hate cold and no snow. Sounds like a perfect excuse to brew beer. Do you use my brother’s trick of cooling your wort in a snow bank?

      • Trevor B
        March 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

        I used too, but I got a immersion chiller now, ground water temps in winter run just about 32 so I can cool 5 gallons in about 12 minutes

        • Don
          March 7, 2011 at 9:46 am #

          Nice! 🙂

  3. johnking82
    March 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    Should be in the 60s here in Kentucky…but lot’s of rain. Did have my heart set on shovelling horse sh*t for my backyard gardens. On tap this weekend, I will finally get to enjoy (thanks carbonation) my barleywine aged in Makers soaked dates and figs. If the rain persists, I might make my scotch ale aged in Four Roses barrel staves. See the trend here….beer made with bourbon.

    • Don
      March 4, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

      I like it! I like the 62 degrees too! I keep hoping for warm weather. It will get here eventually. Sounds like a very good Barleywine. One of my favorites is Monks Blood, and it uses figs in it too. That is just a great flavor combo.

  4. March 4, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    I’m not sure what I’ll be drinking, other than “a lot”.

    • Don
      March 4, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

      I’m not sure that overindulging will get rid of writer’s block. Let’s hope what ever it is you go with quality and quantity.

      • March 4, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

        I am apparently drinking some of these at a beer tasting:

        -BridgePort Highland Ambush Scotch Ale
        -Shiner 102 Anniversary
        -Abita Amber
        -Abita Jockamo IPA
        -Ass Kisser Double IPA

        • Don
          March 4, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

          Sounds good. I have a bottle of the Bridgeport Scotch Ale that I bought a year ago in the bunker. Waiting for the right moment to try it, but if you do try it, come back and let me know what you thought.


      • March 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

        The Bridgeport was the hit of the bunch, though in fairness, I didn’t get to try the Shiner or the two Abitas.

        • Don
          March 4, 2011 at 11:28 pm #

          Cool. Now I’m looking forward to it. Have a great weekend John.

  5. March 5, 2011 at 2:24 am #

    Where in Germany? It would have been good to meet him if anywhere near Munich.
    Have a safe journey home Jim.

    • Don
      March 5, 2011 at 2:43 am #

      He was in deuseldorf (and I’m sure that is misspelled…badly). He is leaving at noon today.

      • March 5, 2011 at 3:17 am #

        Yes, that’s quite far away and quite badly mis-spelled, but never mind.

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