Prairie Artisan Ales – Funky Gold Mosaic

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Well I just saw The Revenant and had to combat the sorrow with sour. This beer is ultra foamy and I lost half the liquid upon opening…but it’s a good mellow sour (aka not a “squealer”) with some citrus and melon notes.  Last summer I really got into the funky farmhouse and wild ales and this was one of my favorites.  Happy to take a break from stouts tonight.

Drinking: Funky Gold Mosaic by Prairie Artisan Ales. Tulsa, OK.

Wearing: Women’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover by Patagonia, $99.

COOP Ale Works – 2015 Territorial Reserve Barley Wine

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COOP Ale Works releases its 2015 Territorial Reserve Barley Wine this week. I’m very excited because 1. I helped bottle it (exhausting, freezing, but a total blast) and 2.  It’s delicious and boozy.

We will know what the actual ABV will be soon, but for now, the best guess is 13-16%.  Whew.  (CORRECTION: it has clocked in at 12.2%)

I don’t have a whole lot of experience with barley wine but ours is a little bit sweet with a lot of flavor from its 9 month stint in a bourbon barrel. It is a hop-forward version but as it ages, it will be less so.  So far it will be available in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Arkansas.

Drinking: COOP Ale Works 2015 Territorial Reserve Barley Wine, Oklahoma City OK

Wearing: Forever 21 Bell Sleeved Crop Top and Faux Suede Mini Skirt

Double Mushroom Onion Soup

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This is favorite food to make when sick, or cold, or lazy…or  poor. Sure, it’s full of sodium and has a meager caloric content, but it’s great for cold & flu season when nothing sounds good.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Pouches/Cans of Vegetable Broth
  • 2/3 Chopped White Onion
  • 2 Packages of Sliced Mushrooms (any variety)
  • Soy Sauce (amount is up to you)
  • Sriracha (amount is up to you)
  • Green Onions

Instructions:

Add all the ingredients (except the green onions) into a crockpot and cook on low for several hours. Add the green onions at the end for color. Extra points for French’s French Fried Onion rings. IMG_9831