EarthBox Update — September 30, 2013

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

A day late on the update this week. Yesterday was a triple-header of sports: Seahawks (on tv), Mariners (in person), and Sounders (raining hard in person). I’m still recovering.

This week the weather was cold, windy, and rainy. One day it rained as hard as I’ve ever seen it […]

Beer of the Week: NW Peak Double Redoubt Red

By Iron Chef Leftovers

NW Peaks recently upped their number of taps from 4 to 7, which means more tasty beers to try. One of the new beers on tap is Double Redoubt Red, which is effectively the regular Redoubt Red with the recipe doubled. The Double clocks in at 7% ABV.

The beer pours […]

Earthbox Update — September 27, 2013

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

The basil has not been digging the cold and wet. I cut about 97% of it, leaving just a little bit to see how it does over the next couple of weeks. The seven plants provided 2-1/2 pounds of leaves on Wednesday and Thursday. At the QFC on Thursday […]

Beer of the Week: Populuxe Experimental Sour Brown Porter

By Iron Chef Leftovers

A few months back, Populuxe brewed a small batch of their Brown Porter as a sour beer. I tried it and thought that it was one of the better sours available and, for a while, thought it was the best beer that Populuxe brewed. It somehow got buried in my notebook and did […]

Tossing a Ball to the Fans

By Blaidd Drwg

The River City Rascals of the independent Frontier League, instituted and then reversed a rather interesting policy concerning players and coaches tossing balls into the stands.

From ESPN.com (this is the entire piece):

A unique policy devised by a baseball club in the independent Frontier League was quickly reversed after commenters on […]

GNOIF: Building A Better Tomorrow — The Recap

by A.J. Coltrane

GNOIF #9 recap — Building A Better Tomorrow (Building themes and Future themes)

Games That Got Played: Agricola, Dominion, Guillotine, Rocketville, Stone Age, Ticket to Ride – Europe

Games That Didn’t Get Played: Carcassonne – The Castle, Settlers of Catan, Citadels, Eco Fluxx, Gardens of Alhambra, King of the Elves, Ticket […]

Beer of the Week: Rogue Voodoo Donuts Bacon Maple Ale

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Every once in a while I can make a trip into a place like Chuck’s Hop Shop and not see anything in the under $10 range that I am in the mood for/haven’t had/want to try, and that is a dangerous thing. That means that I start looking at beers that […]

EarthBox Update — September 22, 2013

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

21 pounds of produce today, a new single-day record. That brings us up over 180 pounds for the season, including 65 pounds of cucumbers and 70 pounds of tomatoes.

The wind was picking up as I was taking this picture and preparing to bring everything inside. It’s now raining […]

Beer of the Week: Reuben’s Brews Roggenbier

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Until about a year ago, I had no idea what a Roggenbier even was, let alone what it really tasted like. Reuben’s changed all of that by putting Roggenbier on the menu and even making it one of the beers they initially bottled. The review is for the beer on tap, […]

“I picked the wrong week…”

By Blaidd Drwg

I moved to Seattle from Boston 10 years ago today. With my beloved Red Sox playing well and looking like the front runners for winning the World Series, I came to the realization that if they pull it off again this year, it will be 3 World Series Championships in my lifetime, […]