August 10th, 2004

Beer Brewing Monkeys of Borneo

Sometimes, the bad fae get to it

It broke my heart to dump five gallons of light-struck Belgian last night, but what really tears me up is that I may need to dump the Otter Bomb, too. What was originally a pleasant tang has transformed itself into a rather unpleasant sourness. To make matters worse, after three weeks in the bottle, I don't have even a hint of carbonation. The only thing I can think is that I picked up some kind of bug in the bottling process that ate up all of the priming sugar before the yeast could get to it.

Bah!

I need not to get discouraged, especially since I realized that in order to hope to have beer ready for Oktoberfest, I need to brew again. Like now. I'm thinking about doing something over the coming weekend, and the kitchen is going to need a serious cleaning. (I'm bleaching surfaces again to be sure.) Let me know if you want to come with.
The Epicure

Cirque PSA

Bonjour Peter,

We thought you might like to know that tomorrow at lunch hour, we will be presenting a special live sneak preview by the VAREKAItm cast and band at the outdoor rotunda at Marketplace Center, adjacent to Faneuil Hall in Boston. This sneak peak into the enchanted world of VAREKAI will nclude seven musicians and two singers, plus a montage of some of the acts.

Spend your lunch in the company of VAREKAI on Tuesday, August 10 at 12:30 p.m.!

Au revoir,
Anne-Josée
Cirque Club Ringmaster
Cirque du Soleil