Monday, April 24, 2006 AD


Lutheran Carnival XXII at Ask the Pastor

Art by Picasso, Rubens, and Cranach ... Latin words ... Victor Hugo and Joseph Heller references ... pictures of Pastor Snyder's "unknown Lutheran" ... plenty of links to good Lutheran writing, including a newly-discovered confessional blogger. Yep, Like Newborn Carnivals, we arise to await the bestowal of God's gifts.

The bells, the bells....

Friday, April 21, 2006 AD

Carnival Deadline

Get 'em in, people. While I may be able to squeeze in a few more after the official 7 p.m. cutoff, I need time to assemble and edit Sunday's Lutheran Carnival. Since I'm also preaching, teaching, coaching track, finishing some devotions for publication, and trying to remain sane, happily married, and heading my household in Godly manner, I hope that you'll help by choosing your own posts or nominating those of others according to the house rules and the general submission guidelines and submitting them as quickly as possible.

Thank you, and here's the edress: lutherancarnival AT gmail DOT com

From Ask the Pastor.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 AD

Back Tracking A Little...

Good full beer. 1 pint 0.9 fluid ounces. 6.0% ABV. Camra Gold Medal 2001 (A British award?) Around Mary: A beautifully executed bottle-conditioned ale. Split this one with Dan the Geologist on my birthday. UPC: 62067 02810.

To the right of Mary: RCH Brewery. West Hewish. Weston-Super-Mare. Hand brewed ales. Ale Mary is bottle-conditioned by Wessex Craft Brewers. The ale, therefore, contains live yeast and matures naturally in a bottle, producing the sparkle and complexity of a cask conditioned ale. Store upright in a cool place and pour gently to avoid disturbing the natural sediment. (Swede comment: some people like the sediment - I'm impartial.)

To the left of Mary: Ale Mary - A dark, rich spicy bottle-conditioned ale, resonant with Christmas seasonal flavours (spelling error :P ) and designed to take the chill off the coolest winter night. Ale Mary has a warm and sweet aroma of cloves, corriander and ginger. The palate provides touches of rum, raisins and sultanas, with a dry fruity finish. This ale has been exclusively brewed for us by Paul Davey of RCH Brewery.

Does anyone know what the Camra Gold Medal is?

Monday, April 17, 2006 AD

Attention Confessional Bloggers

Ask the Pastor needs more submissions for the next Lutheran Carnival. Please check the house rules for this edition and the general submission guidelines.

Thursday, April 13, 2006 AD

ATP Asking for Posts

Confessional Lutheranism's Q & A guy, the Rev. Walter Snyder of Ask the Pastor, asks for other bloggers to help fill Lutheran Carnival XXII to the brim. See A Carnival "Call for Papers" for the coming edition's ground rules and remember that you don't have to wait until 10 minutes before the deadline (even if I usually do).

And as he reminds his readers, if you haven't yet seen Carnival XXI, it's up at Necessary Roughness.

Finally, when's the last time a post from this blog was submitted to the Carnival?

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 AD

69th Beer: Sam Adams: Cream Stout

Awesome beer. Chocolately, dark roasted beer. Good after din-din beer.

From the label on the neck:
Smooth and rich. Sam Adams Cream Stout is brewed with extra portions of roasted chocolate and caramel malts, roast barley and hand selected English hops. The tradition has it that ale drinkers of Sam Adams' day considered all other stouts to be merely milk. This was the cream. Cheers! (signed) Jim Koch.

Sunday, April 09, 2006 AD

Drinking Europe

Chris Halverson has a post up called Drinking Eurpoe. Go check it out.

Lutheran Carnival XXI

Dan at Necessary Roughness has unveiled Lutheran Carnival XXI: Palm Sunday. See what's been happening in the past four weeks of Lutheran blogging.

Saturday, April 08, 2006 AD

New Guinness commercial

This is simply brilliant, even if you don't go with the evolutionary paradigm it's based on (requires QuickTime/Mplayer).

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 AD

49th Beer: Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale

This was a good ale. The fine print says, "Tempered over burning witches."

Sunday, April 02, 2006 AD

I Can Now Verify Experimentally...

...that black Irish beer gives you black shit. Too much beer on St. Patty's Day this year. And I was the first one out of the monthly poker game. The Irish beer was very good - still not a fan of Guinness. Murphy's Red was the best.

Picture courtesy of Jeff, the Virgin of Fireworks.

Saturday, April 01, 2006 AD


...the last four posts have been about the Lutheran Carnival - which I encourage regulars and visitors to read.

BUT there are 19 contributors on the blogroll and haven't been any beer posts for some time!

I must admit that I get lazy in my blogging and busy with life but I still drink beer - I just haven't made it a point to share some of those beer experiences with you.

I hope to fix this soon.