It has felt pretty good this last week and a half to take a break from posting here and honestly I do not know what my posting schedule will be going forward.  There is a very good reason for that uncertainty on my part.

Today I will work my final shift at Redlight Redlight.  When I left my architecture office job almost 2.5 years ago now I felt pretty good about it because I did not love what I did.  I very much liked the people I worked with (for the most part), but the job was killing me on the inside.  Leaving Redlight and turning my keys in tonight will be a bummer in that moment because I not only like the people I work with, but I have enjoyed the job (for the most part) over the last 1.5 years or so.

It was certainly physically demanding, but it was also a lot of fun.  I met so many great people and have made some new friends along the way that I am very grateful for.  For many reasons I owe Brent and Teege a lot for taking a chance on me when they first hired me and I think they are glad that they took that chance.

With all of that said, today is also very exciting because after my shift is over I will be able to turn my mind to my new job as the Central Florida Marketing Representative for Cigar City Brewing!  I am extremely grateful for the opportunity and I would be stupid not to admit that my experience at Redlight Redlight had a lot to do with me getting it.  I am really anxious to get started.

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So now that I have announced my new job that should explain a little bit of my uncertainty about my posting schedule going forward.  Until I get going I am not exactly sure of what my day to day schedule will be.  On top of that I want to be appropriate with what I write about here.  For example, since I don’t want to be reviewing Cigar City beers, I am not sure how much I want to be reviewing any other beers.  Maybe I will just go toward posting less frequently and do more educational entries.  Until I get going with my new job and figure that out you will probably not hear much from me in this forum.

For now I am going to enjoy pouring my last few pints tonight and then will very much enjoy a long weekend.

Cheers!

 

There will be no random thought post for today or beer review tomorrow and there likely will not be a post this week.  After being quite consistent in my posting for the last 2.5 years or so I have talked myself into taking a little break to reevaluate my approach to what I share here.

Some technical changes this week (hosting and other administration stuff) is forcing my hand a bit, but I am glad to be taking a few days off regardless.

On top of that my work schedule will soon be drastically different than what it has been during the lifetime of this site.  At this moment despite not knowing exactly how intense it will be I am certain that it will force me to pull back a bit on feeling the need to post something every day.  In my book that is a good thing on both fronts.

As of this morning I cannot say exactly why my work life will be different, but I can say that it is a very good move for me and my family and I am very excited about it.  As soon as is appropriate I will explain it all here.

I suppose for now all I can say is that you will hear from me when you hear from me.

Cheers!

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As much as I may try to ensure that a solid variety of styles are in my house a good punch of hops is something that very often is what my palate wants.  So when it comes to grabbing a six-pack and IPA very often finds a way home with me.  The two of these I drank were in the Brewer’s Choice Variety 12-pack with a few other good ones, but I look forward to when it will be available on its own sometime in the coming months.

A solid addition to their beer family . . .

Brewery: Boston Beer Company (Boston, MA)

Name: Whitewater IPA

Style: American IPA (though probably a Specialty Beer)

ABV: 5.80% (on bottle)

Tasting Notes: Stored in the fridge before serving in a pint glass.

Aroma: A nice hoppy aroma with citrus and pine and a slight, mildly fruity sweetness.  Full, but not overwhelming. – 9/12

Appearance: Golden honey-like color with a slight orange hue.  Two finger frothy/creamy white head that holds very well and leaves nice lacing on the glass.  Some haziness but pretty clear with rising bubbles visible. – 3/3

Flavor: A really nice citrusy hop flavor up front with a moderate hit of piney bitterness after that.  Well balanced with a touch of fruity sweetness in there as well.  Seems to have a touch of spiciness.  Finishes a bit dry dry, but with a nice lingering bitterness and some citrus flavor. – 15.5/20

Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body with a moderate level of carbonation.  Pretty smooth with a nice creaminess that adds a little to the body. – 4.5/5

Overall Impressions: I like the bit of creaminess in the body and it is a nice addition to what is otherwise a solid IPA.  The bitterness and citrus profile is quite nice.  Goes down very easily and could definitely drink more than a few.  A solid beer and tasty IPA that I will probably grab a six-pack of when it comes out. – 8/10

Overall: A- (40/50)

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