I have been in Texas for a few weeks now, and the one thing I cannot adjust to is the heat. T.E. Lawrence and his band of Merry Arab Pranksters may have crossed the Sun’s Anvil to attack Aqaba by land, but the Mexicans who work construction here in the summer think A’Lawrence and those Arabs are a bunch of candy asses for hiding from the sun during the day. It is the end of September, shortly after 10 a.m., and it is over 90 degrees, and no one here thinks that is odd. It is just the way it is. Read the rest of this entry »
I am usually not a fan of German style beers, but when the weather turns warm, I find myself reaching for weissbiers in all of their refreshing varieties. They are light, yet still flavorful, and being relatively low in ABV, you can have a few to quench your powerful thirst on a hot day. I had my first Sly Fox beer just a few weeks ago, and it was good enough and cheap enough that I am trying to work my way through their stable of beers in short order. I tried another one recently and the Royal Weisse is a big hit here at Tilting Suds. Pale golden and cloudy on the pour, with the banana and clove aroma and flavor that I associate with German summer beers, this had a nice wheat maltiness and an effervescent carbonation that was refreshing. I had a few of these while I was grilling my dinner after a long bike ride along the Hudson River, and they were perfect. I am giving the Sly Fox Royal Weisse an 8.5/10, and will be drinking it all summer long.