Sunday, March 29, 2009

ABC, Curtis, and a Spa Soak

Our wine fridge simply does not have "drinking" wine right now. Those really are not the words to use but its a personal feeling when you know there's only 'good stuff' available. I feel a bit apprehensive to open up bottles I know are awesome. Our spa is finally repaired and chemistry is ready. So we hopped in and did a mini tasting of two great Santa Barbara wineries.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

2009 Hop Growing Season Begins

Ed and Michelle are helping to clear the mounds of weeds. There's lots to do over several weeks including pruning mounds, replanting the bottom row, testing irrigation, restringing trellis wire, fertilizing, and mulching. All hops (except mounds that were mauled last year) have broken ground. By the look of the growth, they look like they broke ground weeks ago. I'll turn on the irrigation in a few weeks when they start taking off.

Hop Farm March 28 2009

The start of the 2009 hops season is here. Time to clear the spring weeds and waken the mounds. First looks.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blind Lady Alehouse

I feel like we just walked past this place (almost) several times and didn't even notice this local gem. We're on a St. Patrick's day crawl in our neighborhood and only noticed Blind Lady Alehouse while protesting a long line for an Irish pub. The beer list on tap is exceptional! Sent from my mobile phone.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pizza Port Side-Trip

Just left a family wedding for Pizza Port down the road. Can't get enough of this place! Seanywonton, you and Clarissa have to enjoy the beers on tap here! Quintessential of San Diego beer, Pizza Port represents us very well! The pizza isn't half bad too. Cheers!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Wine Fridge Built-in

DIY wine project complete. Michelle and I bought a house in December and we're still not completely unpacked. Most weekends have been filled with unpacking and projects. If you scan the archives, I wrote an entry about this wine fridge. I had to pull out the existing cabinetry and build the trim but the wine fridge (aka the winerator) looks great in our kitchen!