Here is a followup to yesterday's review of Flying Dog Raging Bitch. (Yes, Misszippy, it's brewed in Colorado, as well as Maryland. Thanks, Al.) While at the local, overpriced grocer for disparately cheap fancy milk (local, non-homogenized, yum), I decided to check to see if there was a sixer of Raging Bitch. Low and behold, there it was!
The price? $8.99. Eight dollars and ninety-nine cents. Fuck you, Lockview! For an additional $0.99 plus tax more than I spent at the overpriced grilled cheese joint, I could have had five more glasses of this beer.
Gin sent me an e-mail yesterday remarking that she couldn't believe I spent $8 on a single glass of beer. She also sent a link to Stone Brewing Co.'s Cali-Belgique IPA, another Belgian-IPA hybrid like the Flying Dog. Has anyone else noticed these styles out there?
Yesterday was a beautiful day, and I just had to get out there, even if time was tight, which it was, but I just had to run. I laced up the Brooks T6 Racers and bolted out the door for a fast three miles. I was surprised to see my watch read 7:40-something at the first mile-ish. It was mostly down hill until then, but I tried to keep up my speed to see how fast I could run this old route. My legs started to get heavy with a half mile to go as I was climbing up the biggest hill of the run. After making the final turn toward home, I was struggling a bit, but a burst of finishing adrenaline kicked in and charged up my foot turnover. The results were a pleasing 8:02 average mile pace.
Finally, I woke up this morning with a sore throat and body ache. I hate when the weather gets nice and I get stuck with some sort of illness. Boo-hiss!