“Black Hops” (Dark Lager), Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Black Hops (Dark Lager), Parallel 49 Brewing Company (landscape)

Ladies and Gentleman … a bold but easy drinking brew that’s sure to turn your hop head. Perfect as we enter the Victoria Day weekend here in Canada, a day that celebrates the Monarch that created this country that largely runs along the 49th parallel. Rating → 85 points Stats: Schwarzbier. 6.5% ABV. 41 IBUs. Vancouver,…

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A Force of Nature

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I erupt with strength through hard ground Through sidewalks and walls I abound I dirty knees and nails that try to resist Innocent, I yellow cheeks with a lemon kiss Fill the sky with chutes of gossamer Spread my seeds and choke life everywhere But I am sunshine painted on petal’s hue Each one a…

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“Lone Pine IPA” (IPA) Sawdust City Brewing

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If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.” ~Henry…

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Love Takes Flight

Love Aflight

Spread open, I love with all my heart Vulnerable to the fall below Your love, wings to carry me above. All text and images © Dale Schierbeck See more of others’ submissions to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge on “Motion.”   Like this:Like Loading…

Emotion in Motion ~ Ben’s 19th Birthday


It’s a day I’ve seen sneaking up in my calendar for a month. Days even weeks went by when I didn’t notice it until, again, this week, I was reminded that this Saturday would be April 25th … a day that would have marked Ben’s 19th birthday. This would be the first birthday where Ben…

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Floating Dragon

Floating Dragon

My heart is a dragon afloat An open mouth of violet Tender lips on a pool of glass Heaven in an azure mirror A tongue of gold spins The love of my soul Silken threads protect Project long quills as teeth Submitted to life’s current Pressed against satin scales I am a wild snap dragon…

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“Cruiser” (Pale Ale) Amsterdam Brewing Co. Limited

Cruiser Amsterdam Pale Ale

Cruisin’ … on a Sunday afternoon …. I can’t imagine anything better. Rating → 81 points Stats: (Golden) Pale Ale. 4.9% ABV. 40 IBUs. Toronto, Ontario. Size: 355mL Colour: Hazy, almost white gold Mouth Feel: Medium carbonation — very crisp clean finish. Purchased: LCBO Price: $13.65 (6 pack) Pairing Notes:  Cadbury Easter Eggs (yes, I said it) Mmm…

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The Blur of Spring

Spring Blur

Depending on where you live, you may well be suffering through the same seasonal blur as we are in Ottawa this year. Our winter this year has been unusually long and cold. Indeed there is still ice on our Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site — not because it has ice into the second…

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Sunturnbrew (Barley Wine) – Nøgne Ø Brewing Co.

Sunturnbrew Barley Wine

Smoked and then more smoked … there is nothing about this beer that is subtle. Rating → 83 points Stats:  Barley Wine. 11% ABV. 50 IBUs. Grimstad, Norway. Size: 500mL bottle Colour: Dark brown with auburn undertones Mouth Feel: Low carbonation — sweet and soft on the tongue. Purchased:  LCBO Price: $5.15 Pairings: On it’s own…

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