Saturday, September 12, 2009

BEER Trekkin Chicago ~ Day 04

~yaaaaaaaaaawns~ stretch ^_^

i almost got up early to work out, but sleep called my name and, well, i answered. got up at 9am which was nice. i'm going back to the 5am wake-up tomorrow morning, but that's all good. of course, i'll still work out this morning. i'm thinking a bit later and i'll have the bike to myself.

i have ALL day today to do whatever i want. i'm hitting up The Hop Leaf for sure. they are supposed to have a huge Belgian selection and, after browsing their beer menu, i'd have to agree. i'm going to hit up Goose Island of course. grab a flight of beers and a couple t-shirts. one for me and one for Tim. i must have some Bourbon County Stout. mmmm.... delicious!

i'm itching for The Publican again...but shall see.

went to the Rock Bottom Brewery last night. food good, especially the burger i took home. the PJs were calling my name so i answered. while i was there though, i supped on their flight of beers, all their beers. i saved their two stouts for last which worked wonderfully. by the time i got to them, they had risen to the perfect cellar supping temperature. i was going to get a tshirt, but none of them grabbed my fancy.

i'm also going to wander around a bit, and try to use the Red Line to my advantage today. i'm growing tired of giving the taxi drivers my money. and speaking of the taxi drivers...CrAzY. but, i'm glad i don't have to drive in this atrocious traffic. next year, i'm definitely going to use the red line far more than this time.

like a dork, i forgot to buy the Sensory Analysis Kit yesterday from Siebel, so i am going to have to pay s&h to have it mailed to me in Florida. meh, that's life. if they're anything like the few vials we used in class, then they are more than worth the money.

i scored 6 fabulous beers from Sam's Wine & Spirits. the one i am most excited about is the Le Baladin Xyauyu Copper, vintage 2005. i am soooooo excited about this. i'm salivating giddily just thinking about it. saving me the trouble of finding someone to ship them for me, Sam's also offers shipping service. score!

(original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)

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