Thursday, September 26, 2013

Barkley - Beer Connoisseur


Sorry Barkley, the imported beer reserves were a little short.

Someone made Guinness Brownies last weekend. 


  1. I agree with Barkely! If you're gonna drink domestics, at least get the good stuff! Shiner Black, or if you road trip to Wisconsin, New Glarus brews are mighty fine. There is another local brewer in TX, No Label Brewing in Katy, that makes a nice ale, Ridgeback Ale, named after their Rhodesian Ridgeback! It even tastes good!
    Vic303 (who is very fond of Ridgebacks...)

  2. Monkeywrangler - I will check that out.

    Rev Paul and zdog - I know both of you made comments but I sure don't know what button I clicked as they are gone. Rev Paul - sorry about the choco overload :-)

    zdog - they just cancelled my vacation. With Dad and Bro both with late stage cancers I'm hoping I can at least get a late minute family leave in lieu of the vacation I've earned (with no pay which will really hurt given all the time I've done for that already). We'll see. Bags are packed, just in case.

  3. YeeHaw I can bake again! Made a huge meatloaf the other day... my oven is still talking about it. Will have to give the brownies a try.

    Hope you get sometime with your guys!

  4. I made some of those for a Christmas Party last year...very popular, even if some people felt it should be called a cake, instead of a brownie. Must have been my fault for using Ninkasi Oatmeal Stout instead of Guiness.

  5. Prayers for you and the family. Sometimes hope is all we've got.....

  6. Brigid, irritating when the job thinks it's more important than life/family (I know how that goes)! I'm sure you'll be able to do what you need to do for you and your loved ones - I wish you good luck and strength.

  7. Cancelled your vacation? That bites! I didn't realize your dad too, was fighting with a cancer, Brigid. I am sad to know that all these things are crashing in on you all at the same time. Prayers continue for you and yours, Brigid.
    Give Barkely a big hug!

  8. I'm going to find a way to get you a couple of these "10W30" beer from a local place:

    I'd had it before, but ran across it again last weekend and fell in love with it. Might even try it in your brownie recipe, but then I'd have to give them all away - maybe dessert at the deer camp!!

  9. Looks like Anchor Steam. No wonder Barkley's skeptical.

  10. I made it home after the usual 3 plus hour drive. Will stay here, and hope to have the go ahead to leave Monday to spend at least a few days out West.

    Brighid - wish you were going to be closer this visit. I know Dad would enjoy seeing you again as well (Bro would probably just propose).

    greg - it's a bit denser but yes, very moist and cakey. I was glad I made them again.

    John Block - thank you very much. We all appreciate the prayers.

    Aussie - Thank you.

    Monkeywrangler - Dad was diagnosed with Prostrate Cancer that had spread. He's had good treatment and is doing much better.

    Marty - I'd likely love that beer! You always send the coolest stuff. Big hug.

    Mathew P - it was on sale, should have known better.

  11. Ohhh, Guinness brownies sounds tasty, even if Guinness tastes like chocolate kerosene to me, lol. :P


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