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npr:

The historic city of Bruges is getting a 2-mile-long underground beer pipeline. Too bad it’s from brewery to factory, not brewery to your door.
Belgium Likes Underground Beer. No, Literally
Photo: Bernt Rostad/Flickr

npr:

The historic city of Bruges is getting a 2-mile-long underground beer pipeline. Too bad it’s from brewery to factory, not brewery to your door.

Belgium Likes Underground Beer. No, Literally

Photo: Bernt Rostad/Flickr

dorkly:

Star Wars Environmentalism Posters
Only you can prevent Death Stars.
Thanks, Ian Glaubinger, for making fan art that brings awareness to an important cause!

dorkly:

Star Wars Environmentalism Posters

Only you can prevent Death Stars.

Thanks, Ian Glaubinger, for making fan art that brings awareness to an important cause!

beeritual:

Breckenridge “Oatmeal Stout”

83 B+


This Oatmeal Stout is available year-round. I’d like to thank Keith, my friend from Boulder, for his donation of this bottle. Aromas give a muffled display of roasted, bready malts – unfolding as sweet notes of caramel, oatmeal cookies, chocolate cereal grains, and a splash of coffee.


The palate starts in a rush of chocolate malt, followed by grainy details with a taste of toasted oats. A steady underbelly of moderate sweetness maintains steady support from below. Flavors of coffee swell up from the middle. Falling to the rear, bitterness expresses mild herbal tonality with a gentle touch of spice. Hops end on a high note, initiating a sour ascent toward the rear where citric flavors leave a final impression of orange peel. The aftertaste leaves behind lingering notes of chocolate. The mouthfeel is so creamy, it makes me suspect lactic sugars were used. Its moderate body resonates with short sustain, then makes a semi-dry departure.


I think it’s a rather tame, mellow interpretation of the style. Since it goes down nice and easy, it would be easy to put down a few. The Chinook hops give an uncharacteristic flavor to the traditional Oatmeal Stout. It isn’t at all bad – just not noteworthy. Let me put it this way… if this were the best stout option in a bar, I would be glad to have it. Its light nature makes it more attuned to a beginner’s palate, so I don’t really recommend it to the veterans. My constructive criticism: needs more malts, less hops.


Malts: Two Row Pale, Caramel, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Oat Flakes, Black

Hops: Chinook, Perle


4.95%

36 IBU

Breckenridge, Colorado

mostlycatsmostly:

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harperperennial:

harpercollins:

For your bookshelf: Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Collected Poems from Harper Perennial. 

This week y’all.

harperperennial:

harpercollins:

For your bookshelf: Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Collected Poems from Harper Perennial. 

This week y’all.

thisbelongsinamuseum:

Siberia is a lonely place. One woman in the far away remote village of Kamarchaga, located in the Siberian Taiga, has found a very entertaining hobby to help pass the time. Russian pensioner Olga Kostina has decorated her wooden home with over 30,000 plastic bottle caps. Over several years she collected caps from soda bottles and began using them to decorate the walls of her house with colorful patterns and images. Using a hammer and nails, she placed every single bottle cap by hand to create traditional macrame motifs and various images of creatures living in the neighboring woodland. Her home has become a local landmark. And she’s not planning on stopping her work until her house and adjacent structures are completely covered in bottle caps. Something tells me that she has the time. 

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Anticipation: Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

forestparklibrary:

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Maureen, Instruction Librarian, can’t wait for Margaret Atwood’s new collection of stories, Stone Mattress.

A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnet’s syndrome comes to terms with the…

My favorite short story author has a new collection coming out!

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vintagelibraries:

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Corryville Branch, ca. 1980.

vintagelibraries:

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Corryville Branch, ca. 1980.

lasseterslostreef said: I came to your tumblr for things like musicians in the Chinese garden and astronomers with cats named after astronomers. Little did I know you'd quickly become my favorite of all the blogs devoted to by-the-minute coverage of malodorous flowers. Add to this all the gifs you didn't make but that somehow you find to accompany your answers to readers' questions. Is this a full-time position, the staff member tasked with finding gifs of cowboys, pirates, and mental patients?

huntingtonlibrary:

And just as quickly, you became our favorite of all the followers whose favorite of all the blogs devoted to by-the-minute coverage of malodorous flowers is this one. (Except warning: we’re soon going back to our regular non–malorodorous flower programming.)

This past week of Corpse Flower Madness, running this tumblr was more like five full-time jobs and probably looked something like this gif we stole from the internet.

AND IT WAS SO AMAZINGLY FUN.  And now The Huntington’s tumblr is going to fall over and pass out for a while.