Home with a cold and the prospect of another US Thanksgiving that does not include me. The drag of living on the border is knowing people are having more fun just over there. Craig and 10,000 other beer bloggers, beer columnists and 2:45 minute local morning show guests consider what beer goes with turkey. I have to figure out which tight dress socks go with the stiff black shoes. Sure we had out Thanksgiving in early October but that is soooo long ago and is a summer's end holiday as opposed to a Yuletide forerunner. If that's what it means. Never sure what US Thanksgiving really means. Except "excludes Canadians" for frig's sake.
First up with the new entries is one to the upper right from Justin Rumbach of Jasper, Indiana with the simple tag line "70 degrees on a Saturday afternoon in November." I like that one.
Michael Stein of DCbeer.com sends in his images below of these four late 1800s beery business records. He tells us:
The first is an order of one bale of 1888 NY Palmer Seedling hops, a hop I am trying desperately to source in order to make my official Christian Heurich Brew. Co. pre-prohibition lager. Following, a receipt for hops I know I'll have no problem sourcing whole leafs. Just for proper reference or if anyone wants to see these in the "flesh," they're from the National Museum of American History Archives in DC.
Michael put in his wish for the copy of Stan's "For the Love of Hops." We will have to see. These images break basic rule #9787 as they are massive under the thumbnail but the beauty is in the detail, the trade words, the penmanship.
Tom Morgan of Dayton, Ohio and the beer blog What We're Drinking sent in a full set of nine entries below. Tom suggests a good and bad beer tattoo category but, you know what? Not sure I could go there more than once.
That's it for now. Send in more. Still begging on your behalf. Begging is so dignified. But it's in such a good cause.