waited an hour for our table / texas indie band “madisons” \ fresh cadet had a nice wheat flavor / food was not as good as the great thai & vietnamese cuisine that we had been enjoying in the past days \ but music was great!
i found out on twitter from my favorite brewer dogfish head that their collaborator stone brewery will open a production brewery & restaurant in berlin in late 2015 or early 2016! \ this will make stone the first american craft brewery to own & operate one in europe / such a venture would not be of these social times without a crowdfunding campaign / indeed, stone launched a crowd-participation campaign in indiegogo two days ago
with 26 days left, the goal is to raise $1MM, so far ~$64k / i would have donated $50 which would get me a dogfish-stone-victory collaborative beer but redeeming it poses a problem <must be picked up at stone in the u.s. which means california or berlin> so i settled for a printed thank-you for a $20 donation \ good excuse to visit berlin in 2016 / and maybe combine it with a rowing tour of europe! yeah!
dogfish head tweeted that my favorite dogfish namaste which makes its appearance only in the summer will now be available year-round / meh | i prefer that it remained a summer beer \ disappointingly, now i don’t have to look forward to it at the same time and place that i’ve always had it | at the dogfish head restaurant in rehoboth beach in mid-summer / it tastes quite good to me and will always do but its unique summer-beachness will be gone
also found out on twitter that the brandenburg concertos will be performed by my favorite early music group, pittsburgh’s chatham baroque & friends \ yey! | i have never seen a live performance of the brandenburg, considered to be one of the finest baroque period compositions / so this one i am looking forward to
2014 dogfish head beer releases