Harlow of Northampton

Travel Pictures from around the world, fun food, sights and adventures....and of course...beer!

Tipsy Parson, NYC

eataku:

With the sun shining and temperatures climbing into the ’70s last weekend, Mutsumi and I decided to take a stroll through the city and see where the afternoon took us.

And where it took us was Tipsy Parson…

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Needing a drink after our walk, their name pulled us in for further investigation….

allthingseurope:

Normandy, France (by mauro.zeta)

allthingseurope:

Normandy, France (by mauro.zeta)

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eataku:

Short ribs are one of my least favorite cuts of beef. The only time I really enjoy them are at Korean BBQs, when sliced thin with the bones in and grilled. However, Mutsumi took things to a whole other level when she used them in “omurice” recently. The texture and fattiness of the short rib meat worked perfectly in the fried rice before she folded it into the omelette!

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mypubliclands:

This week, the Trust for Public Land donated nearly 6,000 acres of stunning coastal landscape in Santa Cruz County, California, that will now be managed by the BLM for public recreation and preservation of natural resources. Known as Coast Dairies land, the donation completes a long-term effort by partners and local communities to provide a natural landscape that can be experienced and enjoyed as public lands. 

BLM lands will connect the Coast Dairies shoreline beach, recently donated to California State Parks, to the Santa Cruz Mountains east of Highway 1. The landscape includes stunning coastal terraces, rolling pastoral grasslands, oak woodlands and redwood forest. Come #DiscoverTheCoast.

Photos by Jim Pickering, BLM

allthingseurope:

Hofburg Palace, Vienna (by Alexander Pangl)

allthingseurope:

Hofburg Palace, Vienna (by Alexander Pangl)

beeritual:

Hair of the Dog “Blue Dot”

92 A-

This double IPA is brewed with an interesting addition of pilsner and rye malts. I’d like to thank the Portland-based design firm, Frank Creative for their donation of delicious Oregon brews. This is named after our blue planet (not the ‘blue dot’ LSD from the psychedelic era). Aromas center around fruity peach, sweet bubblegum, seductive jasmine, and sour grapefruit.


The palate begins with a bitter/sour highlight reminiscent of grapefruit, which remains as a heavy backdrop of flavor. Herbal hops take command in the character of cut grass, evergreen oil, and juniper berries. Malt sugars wash into the middle, leading toward crisp pilsner grains and flavors of biscuits, dough, and yeast. Heading into the finish, a bite of spiced rye collides with minty hop oils in a satisfactory blend of bitter and sweet. Finishing flavors deliver tropical fruit notes characteristic of pineapple. It features a heavy hint of yeast (which may be observed as sediment floating in the bottle), present for secondary fermentation. The mouthfeel features dull carbonation over a muted, oily, somewhat sticky body that departs with residual sugars left in its wake. Alcohol is a certainly low for this particular style, which allows for greater palatability, restricting some of the more intrusive, solvent-based ethanol flavors which may have ruined this particular outcome.


This is one of those double IPA’s with a fresh appeal, interesting malt complexity, big flavor, and low bitterness. The malt/hop ratio is handled with an exceptional sense of balance. However, in exchange for this low IBU is a higher presence of alcohol. I think the appearance (head) and mouthfeel could use some work, but it’s possible this is related to my old bottle. Regardless, I think this is a great double that stands out from the crowd, and I’ll continue returning to this well-rounded treat. I love every beer I’ve ever had from Hair of the Dog, and I will continue to seek them out. They don’t have a wide net of distribution, and so can prove difficult to locate. This is pretty damn good, and I recommend it.


7.0%

60 IBU

Portland, Oregon

condenasttraveler:

The city of Sitka, Alaska, can be reached only by ferry or airplane.
sayattheexplorer:

The choeregs have arisen! #choereg #armenian #greek #easter #istanbul #mahlab #mastica #jesus

sayattheexplorer:

The choeregs have arisen! #choereg #armenian #greek #easter #istanbul #mahlab #mastica #jesus

allthingseurope:

Colmar, France (by Philippe Haumesser Photographies)
eataku:

Made the trip out to Two Roads Brewing in Connecticut to try their Road Jam wheat ale, made with “fresh raspberries and black raspberries with a kiss of fresh cut lemongrass”. They use about 2lbs of raspberries for every 24 pints!!

eataku:

Made the trip out to Two Roads Brewing in Connecticut to try their Road Jam wheat ale, made with “fresh raspberries and black raspberries with a kiss of fresh cut lemongrass”. They use about 2lbs of raspberries for every 24 pints!!