Monday, March 25, 2013

Shiner FM 966 Farmhouse Ale

I really didn't know what to expect from this Shiner Farmhouse Ale and I'm still not certain about it. Shiner's explanation is that the style was produced by brewery workers in their spare time, or something like that?

A sniff provides a sour, vinegary smell. FM 966 pours with little carbonation and a lovely, light golden color. The first sip is light, as expected by the color, but hoppy. This might be a lawn mower beer except for all these hops, definitely reminiscent of a Belgian Farmhouse Ale.

The final sips have hints of wheat malts and banana flavors. I can not rate this one very highly at all.

2.5 our of 5 possible pints.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Yes, we have no bananas...

And, by this I mean a number of things, but I mainly mean to get your attention. A belated Happy New Year to you all! We have been having the oddest weather in East Tn. for the last five days. It is actually a pleasant change and appropriately seasonal. But, as an native of the State of Alabama, I have very little familiarity with snow.


There was a solid inch of snow on the car this morning. It was the most powdery snow I have ever seen, very light, like cold, wet powder in big piles.

 And here are my plants at work. I hear that Spring is in the forecast and I think we're all ready for a seasonal change. Who's with me?