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This is a fun article from some British people. Take a gander.

Portland Metro hits bigtime!

While not my local Home Depot, the one located in Clackamas may be becoming my regular stop for home maintenance bulk runs. And I’ll have to start doing the maintenance in the morning, around breakfast time. At least do the equiment and supplies runs then. That has nothing to do with the Krispy Kreme opening up in front of the store there. I’d been giving serious thought to changing Home Depots anyway. I like to drive extra distance, especially if it’s to Clackamas.

After all the Tolkien and Star Wars hoopla for their openings here in the Northwest, I can only hope that this event receives similar attention. I’d love to see people living out of tents alongside the contractors preparing the building, perhaps even lending a hand to be safe and sure that KK makes its date for its Portland debut. People dressed as giant doughnuts, dripping glaze…maybe a glowing yellow Homer Simpson coming to reclaim his soul doughnut. This would be a perfect time to pull out the Jar-Jar costumes too. Krispy Kreme opening their doors here will help to get Portland back on the map. Our economy may be in the shitter, and our schools may be closing, but at least we can keep the kids fed with the finest, and the elite may even get jobs at Krispy Kreme themselves. It’s good to know that a giant like Krispy Kreme has faith in Portland enough to invest in our future.

Full Sail Equinox 1

Emma at the Oregon Blog let me in that the County Cork has Equinox ESB on tap. I’d seen this one around here and there, but it was replaced as Full Sail’s spring seasonal. I’d been meaning to get there for a few days, seeing that the County Cork is in my neck of the woods and I hadn’t been there since I was a smoker, which turned me off to the place due to its clean atmosphere. We were turned away at the door. The place closes at 11:00, and we’d arrived at 11:15. But the sad look in my eyes wended its way into the heart of the wonderful bartender, and when I explained that we were on a mission for the Equinox the pagan in her opened up the door.

The fellow at the bar, Seamus, commended our selection of the beer. He was halfway out of a pint of Equinox himself. I pulled back a few swallows, admiring the spicy flavor, the deep hoppiness, and the full flavor. this is a tasty beer I thought to myself, as I said similar words to Seamus. I sqeezed myself into the church pew, and sat down to enjoy this ESB, promising to be a tasty experience. Sadly, as I got further into the glass, I noticed a funk about the beer. A strong skunkiness pervaded, the heavy aroma filling the growing empty portion of the English pint. Always resourceful, I started evacuating the fumes by nose-exhaling before taking my drink. Still, it was a scrumptious pint and I’ll be sampling it around, one skunked keg isn’t the end of the world, and this is a beer with obvious potential. And I’ll be back with tales of future encounters with it.

The new WWJD?

Will it suddenly convince GWB that he’s a remarkable twit? Thanks Matt for that one.

Old Dominion Lager

This is a light but complex lager, a lovely golden color with a hint of amber. Very easy drinking, which is nice, but I may finish the glass before I finish this review. The head persists as a thin film of fine bubbles, pervasive and fine. The flavor strikes me somewhere between a Pilsner Urquell and Dos Equis, but turned down a few clicks. A pleasant taste lingers slightly, urging one to take another swallow.

The Old Dominion Brewing Company is in Ashburn, VA, and was founded in 1989. They are currently at a 26,000 barrel annual capacity, with plans to expand to 100,000. This beer has received awards from some dubious sources, such as
Men’s Health, but I enjoy it so either my standards are a little low or this is a pretty tasty beer.

Overall, this one is quite easily enjoyable. It would be fantastic after a day out digging in the yard or after skiing, but like any decent beer, can be enjoyed anywhere and anytime.