Monday, August 20, 2012

Pure. German. Malt.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Here yesterday, gone today.

Our precious tomatoes, that is! Our friend has come back, and has successfully, over the past few days, managed to deprive us of our much-looked-forward-to fresh, succulent, umami-packed daily tomato treat.

Stolen tomato #3, half eaten on the ground.
Remnants of Lost Tomato # 4, on top of the fence.
Mother fucker! When we came down this morning, there were the remnants of Lost Tomato # 5!
Mr Cicerone, getting serious. (Nice shoes!)
Possum trap, well  baited, and relocated from our garage where it had been for a few days, to the current scene of the crime.
As I type, Mr Cicerone is setting up both a motion detector, and video surveillance camera. Stay tuned!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Our friend Doug at Fort Street Brewery likes to throw some wacky theme parties, but the hands-down best one of the year is the Brew-Ha!-Ha!, held this year Saturday August 8 from 1-7PM. Lots of special small batch beer, guest beers, great snacks, brewing demo, and happy people. We'll be there....

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

It's starting.....

The practice runs for Beer Brunch, that is. Tonight? Wee Heavy, Buster 2009, Buster 2010 and Dynamomium. All contenders for the quiche-to-end-all quiches, caramelized onion. The winner? Now, that would be giving it away, for those that are attending....

 Three pounds of onions, cooked on loooow heat for 1 1/2 hours until caramelixed...

Become this! Onion quiche. With all the beers!

Summer, glorious summer!

Know what these are? FRESH sardines!! Rubbed with olive oil & garlic, and grilled. Along with grilled artichokes, and Greek cucumber salad.  And beer- saison I think! Mr Cicerone's Atmospherium.

Ceviche- snapper, shrimp, scallops & octopus. With Mr Cicerone's Ginger Wheat, and Hitachino Ginger brew.

So sayeth Mr Cicerone, recently....

"This isn't a beer that should be $6 for 11.2oz  (Editorial by Mrs C "But O! It IS worth it!"): everybody needs buckets of this to drink, and pour over their heads! Or swim in it. It's 100 degrees outside, and this beer is PERFECT."
Sadly, this is our only bottle. The beer? It's Bayerischer Bahnhof, Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Weisse Special Edition. Retired. Wish we had buckets of it!!

Note gorgeous glass! You can have one too. Hand made by Furnace glass studios, Dearborn.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Fest '12 Is Over

...watcha wanna do next? How 'bout...