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Taste Testing Chainbreaker White IPA

Taste Testing Chainbreaker White IPA

I had the opportunity to taste test White IPA A versus White IPA B a few years ago when in Portland’s Pearl District I happened across the Deschutes Brew Pub. It wasn’t any kind of special event that I was specifically invited to, but rather Deschutes offers tasters of their Beers To Come to the public. It’s a great program that let’s the average Bearded Joe Craft Beer Drinker feel like they know what they are talking about when they drink a beer. I’m pretty sure I wrote something about "the fruity frothy white reminds me of a shaken not stirred Welch’s white grapejuice" kind of ignorant bullshit.

But the IPA, Wheat at a medium ABV of 5.6% packs just enough IBUs at 55 to please multiple camps of beer drinkers–enough to satisfy the hardcore heavy IPA thrashers who wake up to a smoothie of Ninkasi Tricerahops and Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, as well as the lighter Belgian Wit loving orange and coriander flavor savorers. Brewed with pilsner malt and both malted and unmalted wheat, Chainbreaker White IPA has enough citrusy IPA guts from Bravo, Cascade and Centennial hops that meld with the esters of Belgian yeast to make it the best of both worlds. This is the beer Blue Moon dreams it could have been at night.

Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

Salmon season has begun in Alaska, and the King (Chinook), Chum (Keta), Silver (Coho), Pink (Humpy), and Red (Sockeye) are the salmon species most frequently targeted in freshwater and saltwater sport fisheries. Starting in May and June with King Salmon, June and July are good are good times for Reds, while Pinks & Chum have a short season in July and August, Silvers can often peak in September. In Alaska, although salmon returns to streams near the major population center is relatively small, large returns do occur on other more remote areas which are accessible only by boat or by floatplane. Lakes and the mouths of rivers typically provide exceptional angling opportunities for sockeye salmon during June and July and then again for coho during August.

7 HOP IPA
TASTING NOTES AWARDS & HISTORY
STYLE: IPA FOOD PAIRING: Beef, Spicy
TASTING NOTES: A bold and balanced IPA.
13 INGREDIENTS: Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™, Maier Munich & Dare™ R-3 Malts; Rogue Farms Liberty, Newport, Revolution, Rebel, Independent, Freedom & Alluvial Hops; Pacman Yeast & Free-Range Coastal Water
Crafted with 7 of the 8 Hops grown at Rogue Farms.
22oz Bottle & 4 Pack / 18° Plato / 7.77% ABV / 76 IBU / 78 AA / 16° L

Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

Hamburg Fog - Jon Ellis©

Hamburg Fog – Jon Ellis

Hamburg Fog - Jon Ellis©

Hamburg Fog – Jon Ellis©

This, from Jon Ellis of It’ll All End In Tears, his second Photo of the Week, is excellent. Previous work viewable here and especially here. Tschus.

"Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." – Benjamin Franklin

"Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." - Benjamin Franklin

Valhalla Festival - Electronic Music Parade

Festivals at World’s End

Valhalla Festival - Electronic Music Parade

Valhalla Festival – Electronic Music Parade

Festivals at World’s End

The word in the Amsterdam underground is that Valhalla (December 22nd) is an more than just an indoor winter festival with a multi-colored display of musical styles. It’s an exploration through the nooks and crannies of a convention center turned dance hall. A stimulating setting, that challenges and surprises, and is all about the experience and adventure.

2012 Time & Space Festival

2012 Time & Space Festival

If you can’t be bothered to be inside to watch the world go up in flames in chilly Europe, maybe the Time and Space 2012 Countdown Festival in Mexico is more your speed. We talked to organizer Arturo Maia about the upcoming event.

HESO: Arturo, 
you write: On December 21st, 2012 we reach the end of a 26,000-year cycle accurately measured by one of the most advanced astronomers from ancient times: The Mayans. Where did the idea for Time and Space The 2012 Countdown Festival come?

Arturo Maia: We dreamt about it since the late nineties, while on holidays in Tulum: “Imagine a party in the Mayan Riviera on December 21st, 2012!!!”, we used to say. Now we are stoked that the dream is being materialized.
 And while we all wonder what will happen when the day comes, there is serious speculation about a significant change and an awakening of consciousness.

HESO: Do you think the awakening of consciousness will just “appear” or will be driven by humans? Something else?

Arturo: I find it hard to believe that it’s something that would suddenly just “appear”; It must come from inside each individual, product of our intrinsic search for meaning. My personal search has always been influenced by music ever since I can remember, and so Time and Space is the outlet through which we channelize our natural sense of sharing music and creating experiences.

HESO: Are these locations: Mexico, and especially Tulum, significant for some reason?

Arturo: Absolutely. Mexico was once the Mayan’s Motherland, and much of the speculation around the Dec 21st 2012 phenomenon is directly related to the Mayan Calendar count. The Mayan pyramid of Tulum “The Castle”, is the only pyramid in the World on a beach shore, and we’ll be blessed with a privileged proximity and view at Time and Space Festival. All we know is that music brings people together in peace and harmony, revealing a connection that can be only described as magical… We believe that times like these could certainly use some of this magic.

HESO: What exactly do you mean by “times like these”?

Arturo: I’m referring to the evident global crisis the Human Race is going through, whether it’s violence, poverty, hunger, ecology, etc.

HESO: Any surprises or anything else we should plan for (i.e. bring a towel, passport, & your iPhone…)

Arturo: Every time I’m at the venue preparing for the Festival, I feel something running through my body; it’s truly exhilarating! Be prepared for a jaw-dropping location and view, awesome music, a word wide gathering and leave the door open to the unexpected! Bring some sunblock, hydrate regularly, dance, smile and enjoy yourself!!

More info at
http://timeandspacefestival.com/
http://valhallafestival.nl

Julian Sartorius Beat Diary photo by Reto Camenisch

Julian Sartorius – 365 Day Beat Diary

Julian Sartorius Beat Diary photo by Reto Camenisch

Julian Sartorius Beat Diary photo by Reto Camenisch

Before humans, before the drum, there was the Beat. It has always been there, in its many forms. To harness the various beats of the universe, humans stretched animal skin across wood and used hands and sticks to pound out the rhythms of the world around fires in the night. Not creating the beat, but giving it a platform through which to flow was the primary backdrop for music on a human level to take form. Now beats are made and transmitted with machines, but that doesn’t necessarily affect their inherent power. While it’s not the same intensity as around the bonfire, the Beat is transcendent. In the right hands, it can still transport you to the heart of existence.

Every day I will record one beat, no matter where I am, using the situation each day will bring. Rules: No loops, no effects. Just me, my surroundings, my drum kit and a fieldrecorder allowing overdubs.

Julian Sartorius – 365 Day Beat Diary

The Beat Diary is now, for the first time, available in its entirety in an adequate analogue manner: consisting of 365 beats pressed on 12 LPs, accompanied by 365 photos. It’s telling the story of Julian’s year: a year between kitchens, the city of Berlin, mountains, hotel rooms and backstage areas from all over the world. Field recordings subtly woven in unique beat architectures, including light switch snapping, vacuum cleaner rustling, plastic pig squeaking, pianos rattling, electric toothbrush buzzing, musical boxes turning until, at the very end, the new year’s fireworks bang. Thanks to an outrageous inventiveness, the combination of the likes of JDilla, Aphex Twin, the club, the Black Atlantic, sounds from the congotronic and minimal music, the result is a pure delight. These beats will create knots in the brain, being highly encrypted at times, and still will lead to contemplation and make you want to dance. Long story short, these productions expand listening habits without any effort.

collection petites planètes • outtake • ÁRóRA & ÚRVERK from Vincent Moon / Petites Planètes on Vimeo.

Julian Sartorius Site

Noah Harpster YOLO Film Project

Noah Harpster YOLO Film Project

What is this nonsense?

This is a short film about an actor named Noah (me) who is $5k short of qualifying for health insurance for his family (true) when he gets Bell’s Palsy (also true)…SO, he decides to make a short film about an actor named Noah who gets Bell’s Palsy then makes a movie in order to pay himself the $5k so he can keep his insurance for his famly. PHEW! So meta.

How will it help?

Uh, My family gets to keep our insurance and you get to laugh at silly ole me with the watery eye.

YOLO Film
Noah’s Site

Mint Festival September 29, 2012

Mint Festival in Leeds UK

Mint Festival September 29, 2012 LEEDS! My favorite British accent has decided they need a festival. The teams behind the Leeds Mint Club and Mint Warehouse have decided that it would not be any trouble at all to say fuck it, let’s make a new Mint Festival. It’s happening on Saturday, 29th September 2012, Noon to One int he morning, at Lotherton Hall in Leeds. Headlining the tangy production will be Wolf & Lamb, Soul Clap, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, Surgeon, Ben Klock, Sandwell District, Joker and many more.

From the press release: The 10,000 capacity all day festival will feature four stages carefully curated by leading local club nights including System, Jungle Jam, Bitch, Flux, Bigger Than Barry and more. The line-up itself boasts a diverse array of the biggest DJs and live acts in house, techno, disco, drum and bass and mainstream dance.

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