Beer · Bottle Review · New Belgium

New Belgium Cocoa Mole (or…Happy Cinco de Mayo!)

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Tequila and Coronas aren’t really my thing, so this year I thought I’d celebrate our favorite Mexican “holiday” a little bit early with New Belgium’s Cocoa Mole porter! As part of the Lips of Faith series of beers from New Belgium, this particular beer had previously been released in 2012 and… Continue reading New Belgium Cocoa Mole (or…Happy Cinco de Mayo!)

Beer · Beer Festivals · Bottle Review · Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tropical IPA

Every Spring Sierra Nevada releases a new beer to commemorate their “Beer Camp” collaborations. Last year was the Hoppy Lager. This year they released Tropical IPA. I tried not to get too excited, since beers don’t always live up to their names…..but this one does. Its exactly what I was expecting from a beer called “Tropical… Continue reading Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tropical IPA

Ballast Point · Beer · Beer-Off · Bottle Review

Ballast Point Sculpin: Pineapple vs. Grapefruit

I tried Grapefruit Sculpin a while back….and I actually liked it. That’s saying a lot, considering I tend to not like IPA’s and their bitterness. When I heard that Ballast Point also made a Pineapple Sculpin I was immediately curious whether it would live up to its Grapefruit counterpart….So, like the true scientist that I am I pulled out two glasses… Continue reading Ballast Point Sculpin: Pineapple vs. Grapefruit

Crafts · Geekery · Sewing

Channeling my Spirit Animal: Stimpson J. Cat

    A friend of mine recently celebrated her 30th birthday with the best theme ever….Nickelodeon of the 90’s! Of course, dressing up was encouraged and there were SO MANY great shows to choose from! From the game shows (Legends of the Hidden Temple, Gutz, Double Dare, What Would You Do?), to the cartoons (Doug,… Continue reading Channeling my Spirit Animal: Stimpson J. Cat

Beer · Bottle Review · Southern Tier

Southern Tier Creme Brûlée

I was pretty excited to pop open this bottle of Southern Tier’s Creme Brûlée, their 9.5% ABV Imperial Stout. I mean, who doesn’t love Creme Brulee?! Being an imperial stout, I prepared myself to expect some strong flavors…. First observation: his is quite a dark beer! We did the flashlight test*, and there’s not much… Continue reading Southern Tier Creme Brûlée

Crafts · Ikea Hack · Organization

Earring Storage Ikea Hack

I have a minor obsession with earrings. Studs, to be specific. Over the last few years I’ve collected quite a few, but I could never really come up with a proper organization system. I searched for inspiration online, but it seemed like all of the cute options were for people with a handful of jewelry pieces. (How… Continue reading Earring Storage Ikea Hack