Beer Is Good – Deschutes Jubelale

Winter seasonal from Deschutes. Pours a dark amber with moderately strong head. Fairly pronounced floral hop aroma. Flavor is bright and also pretty strong with the hops bitter. Mouth feel has some body, but not super heavy. Given how much the hops seems to figure in this beer, its surprising that I find this beer to be not bad at all. I do seem to detect a touch of funky aroma now. I think with the hops in here, gotta watch out for the hazard of photo skunking!

I’m giving it 3 out 4 winter monkeys, just barely tho.

Diamonds are my best friend

Ok, if you need to drill holes in ceramic tile, don’t mess around and just get the diamond tipped drill bits. Don’t even bother with a masonary bit. The carbide tipped arrowhead bits work, eventually, but how much is your time worth?
I had to drill four 5/16″ holes for a work installation. Started with masonary bits because we had them. Hours and dulled bits later, one hole not even a quarter of the way through.
Next day returned with carbide tip bit. Almost an hour later one hole finally through. The bit was still pretty sharp, but this was taking too long. Not to mention there was nothing solid behind the hole to screw into so I was going to have to drill again!
Finally, after searching around I found the diamond tipped bit. The 5/16″ came in a “kit” for feeding water. Basically a dribble cup. Neat idea, but I think everyone tries it once then throws it away. Anyway, less than 10 minutes later, the hole is through.
Now I know….

Lolo’s Home Improvement

I’m searching for a diamond tip drill bit to drill some holes in tile for work (which is a pia) and found some online at Lowes. They list 2 in stock. I get on the phone and after only two levels of phone robot get through to a live body, not bad.
“I would like to confirm that you have a part in stock.”
“Ok, what is the part number.”
I read of the number.
“I show 2 in stock. But that is as of last night, they may have sold.”
Yes, that’s why I’m calling, I wanted to know before I drive down there, I explain.
I get the same response.
F! If I knew I could of gotten them someplace else in time, I would have. Lucky for them their computer was correct, although one was on one peg at one end of shelf and the second was on another peg at the opposite end, both with correct cards.

Beer Is Good – Newcastle Werewolf

Touted as a “blood red ale” pours clear medium dark amber with light head. The first one I had had a strong fruity aroma and tang. This second one not so much. Medium bitter comes in and persists for a little, hops flavor comes in late. Pretty light mouthfeel. Not a favorite. While not terrible, it doesn’t interest me much.

2 out 4 weremonkeys.

Beer Is Good – Sierra Nevada 2014 Tumbler

The last selection from the SN Fall variety pack. Pours a dark brown, medium head. Aroma of hops mixed with the dark roast. Fairly strong hops bitter also. Medium mouth feel. I’m not sure how much I’m liking this iteration. I know I’ve liked previous years, but this one seems too strong on the hops.

2 out 4 tumbling monkeys.

Mood Turners

Friday after work I was in quite the foul mood as I was waiting in intersection to make a left. The light was already yellow and really I should have been clearing the intersection as the light was about to turn read, but a mini-van taxi entered. I leaned on my horn and people who know me that is very rare for me. Made it to Don Quixote. But there is nothing like a hot localized J girl in a French maid outfit to perk you up. Granted it wasn’t an authentic full outfit, but I didn’t care. It made me happy and my day was now good!

Traffic Torture

I don’t know what was up with this week but it has been horrible traffic and idiot drivers everywhere. Tuesday I left my house 40 minutes early in order to get in early to do an install. I instead got to work at my usual time so was late to my install. That meant it took me over 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to work.

Wednesday I left a little early since I had another install. It was a little better, about 40 minutes.

This morning I had to go back early for the install. Took over an hour to get from my house to Windward Mall. And then a short while ago getting back to the office from Kam Shopping center took almost an hour.

That’s it, close the borders! No more people please, we’re all full.

The Rain In Spain Falls Mainly on the Plain…

The rain in Tantalus falls only on Chris and Root. I think Chris is of the opinion the whenever only he and I ride together, it will rain.  I think he may be more right than wrong, but if it’s not 100% then its not a fact. I hadn’t ridden for a week and the weather has been pretty clear, and today was even more so. As work was finishing, I stepped outside to take a look. Beautiful blue skies over town, toward Manoa it was gray and looked like some sprinkles. I called Chris and we decided to get out and go.

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Beer Is Good – Sierra Nevada Vienna

Continuing from that variety pack from a while ago! This is a “Vienna-style Lager”. Pours a clear amber with medium head. Mild floral aroma, a tiny bit of malt in the middle and then the hops bitter comes in, and finishes with hint of grain when the bitter fades. Light mouthfeel, a pretty dry beer. It’s hopyness is approaching a pils, but it’s kept in check.

In all a decent beer. Not a favorite, but its pretty good. Just makes 3 out of 4 Viennese monkeys.

Beer Is Good – Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

This is in the variety pack I picked up a while ago, just got around to drinking & reviewing! Pours a clear medium dark amber with moderate head. A nice blend of roasty malt, balanced floral hop, hint of grain. Medium mouth feel. A drinkable beer with some substance.

A good solid 3 out of 4 oktober mokeys.