Monday, September 26, 2011

Three Beautiful Things 09/25/11: An Afternoon with the Troxstar: Great Pints, Ken and Hans, Cool Grand

1.  The Troxstar found me after 11:00 service ended and we glided over to Sixteen Tons for some excellent pints of beer.  I very much enjoyed Abita Turbodog, Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen, and Pilsner Urquell, three distinctive beers of the sort that I can't really describe but which are my favorites types. 

2.  Our visit to 16 Tons was going very well.  Excellent conversation, good wise cracks, satisfying, refreshing beer and then Ken and Hans from Victoria Island and Calgary joined us and we talked about music, especially further, beer and wine in Canada, Hans' friend dropping acid at Divinity School, and a host of other things.  These were great guys and we probably would have continued conversing longer into the afternoon had the Troxstar's sexton duties not called.  So, we glided over to St. Mary's and locked up the church, featuring a good visit with Bingham and Sherry and Phyllis. 

3.  No Sunday afternoon like this one could be considered complete without a little NFL football, let's say Oakland and the Jets, and an afternoon capping pint of Hopworks Cool Grand, straight from the Troxstar's kegerator.  A great afternoon.  A great way to end the summer break. 

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