Monday Brews – 6-30-14

Another week gone by. And another summer weekend in the rear view mirror. And another tornado warning where I live. What a summer this shall be!

It’s Monday, so let’s take a look at the Boards & Barley that I enjoyed this past week.

The Barley:

BARLEY SPOTLIGHT: Lake Louie Mosquito Beach

This is a beautifully tasteful beer and perfect for warm summer evening enjoyment. Lake Louie, a local brewer, makes some excellent brews. This particular beer, a “California Common,” is Lake Louie’s first lager beer. It weighs in at 5.8% abv and possesses 30 IBUs. And it is really tasty!

  • Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy
  • Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss
  • Smith & Forge Hard Cider

What brews have you been enjoying?

The Boards:

BOARDS SPOTLIGHT: Brooklyn Bridge

I made a change to the brickyards based on a suggestion for a local world-class game developer and it took the game from “This is a game” to “This is special!”

It worked really well, increased player interaction dramatically, added a slightly more cut-throat nature, and most importantly made it more fun and enjoyable. I can’t wait to get it to the table again and keep working on it!

The only other game I played last week was Mutiny, which I should be able to write about in the near future. I’ll keep you posted on that.

What board games have you been enjoying?

 

 

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Posted on June 30, 2014, in Monday Brews and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I have never heard of Lake Louie Brewery but the Mosquito Beach looks good. Any idea what their distribution is like? We are located near DC and I have never seen them in any of the good craft beer stores. You blog looks interesting and I am going to give it a follow. We do our Beer recommendations on Fridays if you are ever looking for something new to try. My favorite from the weekend is Port City Essential Pale Ale. Cheers!

  2. Lake Louie is a pretty small brewery in a small Wisconsin town. I don’t think their distribution goes much beyond the surrounding counties. Thanks for the kind words about the blog!

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