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Spoils of War, Sunflowers, and a Bit of Encouragement

It is Tuesday and time to share drink related fun with the T-day gang over at Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover Blog .  At this watering hole, we share our water, wine, tea, coffee, and other drinks, along with snips from our life, in a post each week. We welcome everyone as long as you have something related to drink in your post.  I love when I find something unusual, fun, and really good to drink. I found this great beer at a coffee shop in downtown Montgomery, Alabama.  Spoils of War by Southern Prohibition Brewing   It is a dark milk stout with hints of maple, brown sugar, molasses, and burnt marshmallows.  I love it  (bought three of them even though they were pricey), but I can't find anywhere else around here that sells it and the coffee shop owner has no idea where she got it... isn't that always the case?  The beer name, the brewery name, and the art work are even cool. I think this can could inspire some fun art - anyone game with me in trying to create an inspired

Books, Wine, and Jeolousy

I love a good wine and a good book. Tonight, I am raising a glass of this fun Bear Flag Eureka! Red to all my T-day friends and everyone else bold enough to see what is on the kitchen counter and check out why I am jealous.  These are the tasting notes on the wine: B lending the best bold California reds, Bear Flag Eureka! Red Blend delivers notes of ripe plum and boysenberry jam one moment and hints of graham crackers and milk chocolate the next. Abundant hints of complex spices and a tease of candied orange zest lend a hand in putting this plush red blend in a category of its own. I have had a few sips tonight, and I caught the plum and chocolate notes, but I am still waiting for the graham cracker note. I am definitely a fan.   The pile of books on my kitchen counter is most the books I have read in 2022.  I think I read the Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon in late 2021, but it was on the kitchen counter so it went in the pile.  My favorite was Lucky's Beach (lighthearted, fun, and su

A Little London, More Butter Beer, and Some Art

This past weekend we played tourists in Birmingham, Alabama again.  We live an hour away and it is one of our favorite cities.  On the way, we googled places to eat and found a real gem: The Little London.   If you click on the restaurant name here, there is a write up.  They serve authentic English food which is a treat the deep Southern U.S., plus they are whimsical, and we love whimsical.  Of course, we ate on the double decker bus AND we drank butter beer (what Harry Potter fan can resist that?).  Allie and Patton relaxing before our Sunday Brunch arrived. The butter beer before Allie started drinking it.  Don't you love the floating candles? We ordered the same thing which is usually a no no in our family (we share new treats), but it was hard to resist the Traditional English Breakfast. Wonder if my English friends can rate this for authenticity?  The butter beer is my ticket to the T-day gang gathering over at Elizabeth's blog .  You are welcome too if you have a drink r

Exotic Beer, Fun Coffee, and Some Bees

 After discovering Prevail Union coffee shop in downtown Mongomery, Alabama, we decided to go back again this weekend.  Ok, let me be honest, it was to buy another beer. Beer at a coffee shop?  Yes, but they only sell fun beers.  This Xocoveza Tres Leches is my favorite beer of all time.  This is what the Beer Advocate says about it: Stone Xocoveza Tres Leches combines the inspiration of Oaxacan Hot Chocolate and Tres Leches treats in an imperial stout that’s smooth, creamy and intensely indulgent. Made from all that’s good about the holidays, Stone Xocoveza is brewed with chocolate, coffee, Pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. At the pop of the can, the aroma is intense – cinnamon and spice up front with lingering coffee, caramel and sweet vanilla. It is a lively blend of flavors. Sweet spices are balanced with rich and creamy chocolate. Mild roast coffee flavor shines through and vanilla enhances the intense combination. Pasilla peppers impart a light hint of heat in the