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Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

Clouds dampened the Timbers game Friday night.
Memorial Day is known as the first day of summer across the country--pilsner weather.  True to form, it will be 97 in Chicago, 81 in New York, and 75 in Denver.  In the upper left-hand corner of the country, we call this mid-spring.  The mercury will poke its head up into the sixties briefly and fall back into the fifties by about the time the embers die in the area's barbecues.  Our clouds are silvery above and probably they'll tear up a few points along the way.  We'll be huddled with porters around our grills.

Wherever you are, I hope you're drinking good beer.


  1. Today is perfect for a stout or strong ale in Oregon. Summer arrives on or about July 5th here.

  2. On the Colorado Front Range, pilsner lagers are appropriate.
    Two excellent, complex pilsners
    - Left Hand - Polestar [German] Pilsner
    - Oskar Blues - Mama's Little Yella [Czech] Pils
    are available year round.

    Bristol - Yellow Kite Summer [German] Pils appeared last week.
    Santa Fe - Freestyle [German] Pilsner will appear next week, I am informed.

    Good news for pilsner drinkers.

  3. It never seems to feel like summer up here in Minnesota.