Monthly Archives: October 2015

Last call

Summer is gone and gone with it is my taste for summer drinks.  It’s an odd time of year.  I’m not quite ready for big red wines or stout ale, and yet I don’t want a cider, pilsner, or crisp riesling anymore either.

This is what happened last week on the patio formerly known as OX.

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My wife tried the cider, I had the Stonehammer harvest ale, and my daughter the Stonehammer dark ale.

It was a nice autumnal experience. A leaf or two dropped into our pints …

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…a beautiful wasp stopped in for a visit …

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And then the teenagers took over the “nature in a pint glass” game and made their big sister M’s drink a little over the top nature crazy.  She drank it unfazed at her sisters’ tomfoolery. We do have fun.  And round 2 … was the Stonehammer Dark. It became the official pint of the Oke family’s “patio and reading afternoon”.

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