The Immortal IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

Golden with faded cantaloupe highlighting.  Silky cap leaves feathered lacing. 

Smoked floral and leafy honey with toasted citrus aromas.

Freshly ground grapefruit zest rounded with pale malt and candied pear. 6.21%.

We're the Princes of the Universe!

Cut from the Depths of Space


Old Guardian Barley Wine - Stone Brewing Company

Scorched orange with fizzled carbonation.  Oily cedar soaked cherry with bursts of citrus melon fragrances.

Sugary tart red wine laced with peppered pine.  Honey and toffee compliment fruity resin. 11.1%.

Top Round London Broil + Barley Wine = Post Workout Nutrition.


Solstice Pale Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

Light crisp pastel blonde with a ring of ivory heading.

Fresh and airy with banana and pear aromas sheared nicely with sharpened freshness.  Grassy lemon zest tang balanced against buttery spice grain. 4.2%.

Wherever Forever Is.

The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)

Tenth release by Oklahoma's The Flaming Lips.

Several years back my friend (equal parts Texan and surfer) recommended me this album and now it safely makes into my top ten of the decade ('00-'09).

Laced with catchy and textured hallucinogenic undertones then cut with blips of digital electronics and organic acoustics. A quirky science fiction orchestra that will dilate your pupils.

Apocalyptic lullabies for psychonauts and those suffering from decompression sickness.

1. Fight Test
2. One More Robot/Sympathy
3. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1
4. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 2
5. In The Morning Of The Magicians
6. Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell
7. Are You A Hypnotist??
8. It's Summertime
9. Do You Realize??
10. All We Have Is Now
11. Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)

Dreams are brief madness and madness a long dream - Arthur Schopenhauer


Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

Pours shadow black with subtle dark toffee tint.  Creamy roasted peanut butterscotch layered with mocha and plum aromas.

Sweetened smoked cocoa malts with lush toasted vanilla undertones and a pinch of oily hops. Gluttonous, like coffee ice cream turned into beer. 9.5%.

Happy Earth Day.