I'd rather undergo a root canal than go shopping at the mall. I go about once a year, kicking and screaming--I'm trying to get it down to a biennial trip. Yesterday the trip was precipitated by the need for summer skirts and sandals. And okay, it was only three hours at the mall, but it felt much longer. Wing Nut used the "it's too hot to garden this afternoon" ruse and I fell for it. Must wise up to that one.
In the year or so since last I was at the mall good taste has definitely become a thing of some bygone era. The colors and patterns were enough to make a legally-blind woman (ME) keep her sunglasses on for fear of having my retinas permanently scorched. And how they put so much synthetic material in one outfit is beyond me. Eeewww!
One skirt and no sandals later, I managed to flee back to the peace and relative quiet of our garden and some serious dirt therapy. After a scrumptious dinner of smoked chicken with grilled veggies I figured it was time to hit the bottle. What does a wench drink after a long day of shopping at the mall?
This new brew was released April 24th, 2008 by Bridgeport, Oregon's oldest craft brewery. The Tart is a Belgian ale blended with fresh Oregon marion berries and aged in French oak casks. Bold and extreme--perfect for summer.