What happens when you brew in the rain? Beer happens. And your view gets prettier. In my quest to make the ultimate saison, the second edition of Blossomcrown Citra Saison proceeded, in spite of inclement weather predictions. The rain never stopped -- and I loved every minute of it.
A cache of strawberries makes my mouth water for a strawberry wheat beer, especially in the heat of late spring in Vista, California. I used strawberries to make another beer a few weeks ago: a peanut butter and jelly American brown ale which is now in bottle conditioning. Come on over in a couple of weeks and let's give them both a try.
The culinary lavender in the backyard waved in the wind and I walked over to investigate. The bush had a slow start when I planted it months ago, so I was surprised by its growth spurt and profusion of purple blossoms. I dipped my face into the blossoms and the aroma beguiled me to design a saison and perhaps my next kombucha. Spring has arrived early in Vista, California this year, so come by for a beer and a stroll through the yard -- maybe you have some ideas for me on what to plant next.
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