Saturday, July 7, 2012
What's happening with the Monks?
Things are going to get a little slim with the Monks. There are three regulars - the founding members: Brother Charles, Brother Chris, and yours truly, the Reverend. Brother Charles is shipping over seas to Afghanistan for a year to help reforest parts of the country. Brother Chris is headed off to parts unknown with Uncle Sam. That leaves the Reverend to keep the brew kettle boiling. We had send offs for both of them. Out at Giant City, I shared some Arcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale. Talk about rich, sweet flavor!! At Brother Chris's send off (knowing that Brother Charles was going to be there), I broke out the Utopias! I poured a shot for each of us and toasted them. I pray to the Great Brewmaster that they come back safe and sound, inspired by their world travels, and ready to brew. I'm going to miss them and look forward to their return.