I Swam Two Miles

I swam the yellow route

Two weekends ago I was up at Lake Berryessa with the rest of my Masters Swim Team, Davis Aquatic, putting on our annual mile swim event. I’ve swam the mile swim before and I had decided that before we moved away I should go full bore and do the two mile swim event. FYI this post contains pictures of me in a Speedo. Hot, I know.

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Beer of the Week 36 Ricardo’s Red Rocket Ale

Bear Republic’s Red Rocket Ale

From the bottle:

Red Rocket Ale is a bastardized Scottish style red ale packed with distinctive flavors and an aggressive hop character rivaled by none. This unfiltered, bottle-conditioned, amber colored ale, breaks all style molds.

From my notes:

Dark, dark auburn color. No head. hops, pine and citrus on the nose. The taste matches the nose pretty close, hops come in early and intensify through the finish. This isn’t an IPA but definitely hoppy, some subtle toasted malt flavor in there, not as much as I’d like brown sugar. I could taste the alcohol in this one.

Not a good picture but I wanted to show you how red this ale is.

I know, I know I served it in the wrong glass. I don’t have the correct type and all my pint glasses were dirty. Anyway, this is another beer that goes great with just about anything: chicken, burgers, seafood, spicy food as well. Try pairing it with stuff with a little tang. I know the brewer’s say that this is a riff on Scottish Ale but Scottish ale’s have a more robust flavor and quite a bit less hop… Decent drinking!

Rating (out of five):

False(B)logic Second Annual Book Giveaway!

All these, and more, could be yours!
It’s roughly that time of year again folks! The sun doesn’t set until after 8 PM, the mercury rises about 100 everyday, and I give away books to people who leave comments on my blog! This year we’ve got quite the selection!

A sample:

  • Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • Revelations by Sandy Cohen
  • Necropolis by Micheal Dempsey
  • Runestaff by Michael Moorcock
  • Capital and its Discontents by Sasha Lilley
  • Manufacturing Hysteria by Jay Feldman
  • The End of Christianity edited by John Loftus
  • Vampire Wars by Steven Savile
  • Shadowline by Glen Cook
  • Camber of Culdi by Katherine Kurtz

So, how does it work? Just leave a comment on any post in the upcoming month(s) and your name will be entered into the drawing to get a book. I’ll be giving two or three away every week!