Saturday, July 09, 2016

Another 6 kettles but who knows where June went?

Yes, it has been a while. What happened to June?

The "Band of Brewers" did get to bottle on June 6th which I missed due to business travel but I was able to join them to bottle on June 30.

Here are the cap codes for the current set of six kettles

A = Ayeska Alt Our version of Alaska Brewing' Alaskan Amber.. Awesome
G = Goibniu A Great rendition of a true Scottish Ale
P = Poon IPA Keith's version of a great IPA made in Boston. It's great, who needs Boston?
PP = Potbelly Pilsner A very drinkable beer. A nice fruity flavor with a nice dry bite
(blank) Sam's Dam Yummy ACBBD – A sweeter version of Stunner
SW = Summer Wheat It's a close resemblance to Owen O'leary's summer wheat

a case from the current batch
a case from the current batch

and the updated tally of the 286 kettles, 138 unique brews.



Beer Total
Stunner 17
Blueberry Ale 15
Hearty Christmas Ale 10
Lawnmower Lager 7
Llevar Porter 7
Evil Santa's Ale 6
Pumpkin Ale 6
Steel Rail Pale Ale 6
Downtown Brown 5
Goibniu 5
Sammy's Octoberfest 5
Bassalope 4
Double Scotch Ale 4
Dunrovin Stout 4
Hirschgarden Marzen 4
Light Irish Stout 4
Lobster Claw 4
McTartan’s Scotch Ale 4
Off Kilter Scotch 4
Wachusett Pale 4
Killer Honey Ale 3
Nessie Scotch Ale 3
Oktoberfest Beir 3
Rusty Anchor Lager 3
Tim’s Dim Wit Bier 3
Winter Jubilee Barley Wine 3
Balance Rock Red 2
Bavarian Pilsner 2
Castle Brown Ale 2
Chocolate Cream Stout 2
Crazed & Confused 2
Dave's Red 2
Dean Park Pilsner 2
Death Star II: Return of the Citra 2
Deja Fest 2
Down Under Lager 2
Fuggle Ambrosia 2
Fuggle Imperial IPA 2
German Dry 2
Gnarly Barley Wine 2
Harvest Spice 2
Honey Summer Ale 2
Howling Honey Ale 2
Mile High Lager 2
Old Man Winter Ale 2
Old Tyme Winter Warmer 2
Olde English Strong Ale 2
Piper Scottish Ale 2
Potbelly Pilsner 2
Red Head Ale 2
Red Tail Ale 2
Scotch Ale 2
Summer Wheat 2
Thoroughbred Red 2
Top Drop Dopplebock 2
Uncle John’s Stout 2
Worcester County Bitter 2
12 Honey Ale 1
A Great BOD 1
Abbott's Weizenbock 1
Ayeska Alt 1
Baltic Porter 1
Bawstin Lager 1
Beaver Back Pale 1
Big heart IPA 1
Big Safari Amber Ale 1
Borde Ttown Lager 1
Broken Spring 1
Bubba Jugs Pale Ale 1
Budman's best 1
C U Latour Boch 1
California Dreaming 1
Chestnut Brown 1
Deja Wide Stout 1
DejaDave's Summerfest 1
Der Racecar Red 1
Ding A Ling 1
Doggie Style Stock Ale 1
Drunken Monk Ale 1
Dublin’s Half 1
Emperor stout 1
Eric’s Imperial Stout 1
Eye of the Chicken Hawk 1
Fall's Lager 1
Forest Fire Red 1
Fruhling Fest 1
Gene's IPA 1
Gnomey's Pilz 1
Great White Golden 1
Greg’s Big Head Stout 1
Harry's Brown IPA 1
Hazelnut Brown Ale 1
Helles Lager 1
Hi Ho Silver 1
High Sierra Pale 1
Honey Ginger Madness 1
Honey Snap Lager 1
Hungarian Accent 1
Iron Man IPA 1
Jeff Beck Lager 1
Jumping Jack Porter 1
Kick Ass Pale Ale 1
Klawtobier 1
Laberis Liberty Barley Wine 1
Lapierre Big Red 1
Leftover IPA 1
Ludwig Brau 1
Madras Pale 1
Malcolm’s Mild 1
Maple Stout 1
Miner’s Bock 1
O’Malleys Irish Stout 1
Oak Island Bitter 1
Oatmeal Stout 1
Octoberfest Bier 1
Old Peculiar 1
Old World Lager 1
Poon IPA 1
Queen Bee Lager 1
Raspberry Wheat 1
Ray's Bock 1
Red Eye Ale 1
Red Rider Ale 1
Red Rock Bock 1
Rocket Bock 1
Ron’s Redhook ESB 1
Rye Blonde 1
Salzburg Dunkel Weiss 1
Sam’s Damn Yummy 1
Sammy's Summer 1
Sam's Dam Yummy 1
Saranick's Black & Tan 1
SN Robust Porter 1
Special Delivery Ale 1
Sturz Strong Ale 1
Sweet Cream Ale 1
The Rock 1
Vollbeir Wheat 1
Grand Total 286

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day 2016


brief thoughts on this Memorial Day



WWI memorial at the Franklin Town Common
WWI memorial at the Franklin Town Common



The Boston Common flag garden can be found here
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2016/05/boston-common-flag-garden-2016.html

Sunday, May 22, 2016

College education expenses (audio)


thinking out loud on the Boston Globe article about the amount of debt college students are accumulating these days





  • Boston Globe Magazine article

http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2016/05/18/hopes-dreams-debt/fR60cKakwUlGok0jTlONTN/story.html

HMEA Mike Moloney and MA State Representative Jeff Roy pushing their companions for the HMEA 5K
HMEA Mike Moloney and MA State Representative Jeff Roy pushing their companions for the HMEA 5K


Monday, May 09, 2016

Commencement 2016 (audio)

Reflections on the value of a college degree or masters these days



a stream that feeds into a larger stream within the Franklin Town Forest
a stream that feeds into a larger stream within the Franklin Town Forest


The Storify that The Worcester Telegram and Gazette put together for the Assumption College commencement on Saturday


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Thoughts on giganomics (audio)

reflecting on a couple of items in this thinking out loud today. one how a drawer fix was simple, and two how the economy seems to be moving to a gig to gig economy (giganomics)




construction project in downtown Franklin, another example of the gig economy
construction project in downtown Franklin, another example of the gig economy


  • The gig economy is coming
http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2016/04/20/the-gig-economy-coming-you-probably-won-like/i2F6Yicao9OQVL4dbX6QGI/story.html


  • Interesting perspective
http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2016/04/19/five-stupid-things-did-and-you-should-avoid-when-changing-careers/IFxNkpKjwAqTqL9wspwBTL/story.html


  • Advice on woman negotiating salaries
http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2016/04/20/when-comes-negotiating-salaries-women-face-traps-that-men-don/6sQBO6SR4DLke8doK5fYEO/story.html