I am in beer paradise. For Christmas, my kids got me a three-month membership to some sort of beer club where they mail you a selection of brews you might not have tried before. I have one beer at a time when I drink, and I don’t drink daily, and I already had a six-pack of Sam Adams cold in the fridge on Christmas day, so it has taken me a while to start to sample the new beers.
Well, I am in beer paradise. I have not ried the coffee-flavored beer yet, but I have had two different types of brews, one shown above. The first was a dark brew that was tasty and smooth, today’s was a lighter colored beer heavy on the hops.
Both were downright decadent, a casual beer drinker’s dream. Thanks, kids.
So, 2013, which I hope takes me to new places, is already starting off with some new tastes—and more than just beer. Ben will return to Iowa State this weekend, and we sort of celebrated a bit by taking him to Taste of India on Thursday.
Where I ordered curry lamb, medium spicy. I don’t know if I’ve ever tasted lamb before—I am pretty certain I’ve never ordered it in a restaurant before. I love their butter chicken, and was sorely tempted to order it, but at the last minute, I chose the lamb.
It was like very tender beef, but with a slightly stronger flavor—I mean the meat itself had a slightly stronger flavor than beef—with Indian spices on it, the whole meal tasted pretty strong. It was very good.
I’ll fill you in later on my impression of Paraguayan cuisine, assuming our trip to the southern hemisphere happens as planned.
But, for now, I’m content to start the new year with these new tastes.
In other “new” news, I saw my granddaughter Nikayla dance like a dinosaur this morning. It was “grandparents’ day” at her preschool, and Audrey and I both went. It was fun to see, but also a bit startling to think that she is so close to being in kindergarten, that the whirlwind of school functions is just about to launch for a new generation.
2013 and the new is all around. Well bring it on. May it sing like a dinosaur, go down easy like quality beer and satisfy like tender lamb.