It appears that there has been an official informational release sent to theaters from the studio to remind theater owners to reserve space next summer for the film. It confirms that the film will be released July 1, 2009. The reporter was told by inside sources that even though the film is still in the midst of editing, there will be enough cleaned up and pieced together footage for theater preview trailers to be ready for the Christmas holiday movie releases.
News also that Madison is going to have a big event concerning The Movie! More on that when I get it.
Friday I stopped over at Colonial Carriage Works with a few homebrews and met a number of people, to bad I can not remember their names (just to many, I can handle 2 or 3 but more ten my brain cramps up). I do remember Steve though as I had seen him before at The Kurth.
What is interesting is that Steve and his buddy Ryan are working on opening up a Bistro on the corner of N Dickason and W Mills Street.
I had to look up what bistro actually means "A bistro is a small restaurant serving moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting. sounds good to me!! Will there be beer??
Other news is that there are rumors that The Blue Moon is coming back to Columbus.
One thing Columbus is lacking is a place like The Kurth. What I mean is a place like The Kurth except larger and more then 4 Regional Macro beers. There are lots of bars but not really any relaxing speak easy where people could go and have a beer or hard drink in a nice atmosphere without having to get drunk. No blasting TV's or loud music - a place to relax (Like The Kurth). My vision is it would have 40's music in the background.
ANYWAY - back to the party - my beers went down easy and even Kim who does not like dark beer was going back for seconds AND thirds for the Chocolate Stout (no chocolate is actually used).
Then there is the Lazy Mutt debacle. We had a six (8?) pack of Lazy Mutt and it has to be the worst beer I have ever tasted. I think three people tried one and none could make it to the 2nd half of the bottle.
I looked on the Beer Advocate to see any reviews "You get a sour-someone-squirted-lemon-concentrate-on-my-Wheaties-that-were-stored-in-a-dank-basement kinda flavor. Then there is this bitter Elmer's-glue-canned-mushroom ending that isn't so great."
"The taste is a little sour at first, but goes straight downhill from there. I really don't know how to explain the taste, other than just plain terrible. The aftertaste sticks around for thirty minutes and is not pleasant."
On a personal note I will now buy Lazy Mutt and offer it to people BEFORE I bring my beer out. OH - Tried my Flat Squirrel and even though it needs another week to carb up - it's my best yet I feel. I loved it!!
Then Saturday was the Antique Tractor and Free Range Bee Show. It was a nice event that should grow although I'm trying to talk Todd into ordering less bee's next year.
There was a street Blue Grass band entertaining the crowd and 15?? 70ish year old tractors. This one was one of my fav's as it looked dirty and used.
Look at the wheels on this next one! I would NOT want to get run over.
And THEN - I was shocked. You know times are hard when you see bankers stealing hot dogs. I caught this guy red handed. Luckily the guy in the yellow hat saw this and wrestled the dog out of his hands and it dropped onto the ground and rolled under the table. I purchased it for half price. MY LUCKY DAY!!
Shake's (Betty to some) drove up from Beloit and we invited her over to hang out and I cooked Fajita's (WOW - was that hard word to spell). Actually Fajitadia's, a cross between fajita's and quesadillas (give me a freaking spelling break here). Then we started talking about beer and barley and granola and Doggie Beer Bars. The first thing Shake's does is EAT a Doggie Beer Bar. Nothing wrong with that but rather . . blah!
But the wheels are now turning. I seems malted barley is very very good for you and with more milling it could be put into bread or BEERNOLA. Seriously though I have heard many people make bread from their spent barley but I had never heard of putting it into granola.
Think of it. We can take something that normally breweries give to farmers and their hogs. Repackage it, put a fancy name on it and sell it to humans!!
My next batch of beer Shake's gets the grain for bread and beernola.
Train Station News.
Thanks to Sue and her husband who drove down from Beaver Dam there is now some hangy thingy rail set-up at the Amtrak Station. Now we will have to go the The Visitor Center and get posters and anything else we can find to hang. Plus I'll have to get off my butt and get my wordy thing printed and put in a poster for the Station.
(sometime real words are just not available to my brain)
Thanks a lot Sue, I heard it was a pain in the butt.
One quick beer thing
2008 Great American Beer Festival RESULTSWisconsin had a few winners.
Silver: New Grist, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, WI
Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
Gold: Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, Central Waters Brewing Co., Amherst, WI
American-Style Dark Lager
Silver: Leinenkugel’s Creamy Dark, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.,
Chippewa Falls, WI
German-Style Strong Bock
Gold: Capital Autumnal Fire, Capital Brewery Co., Inc., Middleton, WI
Silver: Dells Chief Amber Ale, Dells Brewing Co., Wisconsin Dells, WI
Silver: Railyard Ale, Titletown Brewing Co., Green Bay, WI
Old Ale or Strong Ale
Bronze: Old Scratch Barley Wine ‘99, Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.,
But the best thing of all is my favorite beer won Silver
Silver: Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Rogue Ales, Portland, OR
And one last think before I get more coffee.
The Packers players shaking hands after interceptions was hilarious.
Have a great Monday!