Happy Birthday!

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Chip Down
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » January 20th, 2021, 6:37 pm

Bosterson wrote:
January 20th, 2021, 5:32 pm
Chip Down wrote:
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I also did a comparison of those two, a couple weeks ago. I think the consensus was the porter was superior. I'm saving the bottle I got of the 2020 bourbon barrel quad, as it generally improves with a little age. :D

The real question is how do you get those up to the ideal drinking temp out in the snow...? :?
Warning: beer discussion ahead, no balloon fun.
I actually preferred the stout. Today, I ended up blending them, because I just wasn't much in the mood for getting all fussy and analytical about it.
The guy at the counter when I bought the stout/porter sixer was shocked at how high the price was, which I thought was funny. Boulevard is pretty reasonable. Unless you're comparing it to Coors Lite.
Regarding temperature, it was pretty mild today. I don't generally carry a thermometer, but it felt about 50-ish. Did I ever tell you about the time a BBA stout froze on me? Savagely cold day.
I like the Boulevard BBA Quad.

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by mountainkat » January 22nd, 2021, 7:15 pm

Chip, no whoopie cushion balloon today. This one exceeded my expectations. On Archer.
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » January 22nd, 2021, 8:01 pm

Well done, Kathy!
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I like how the crinkled balloon matches the surface of the ice.
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I saw the football and wondered if it was a super bowl theme, but nope. Still, not bad.
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Pretty, but not a balloon.

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » January 29th, 2021, 6:56 pm

Clean and shiny, with a bit of ribbon. :D
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » February 11th, 2021, 12:29 pm

Although this was very fresh with no degradation, the blue coating rubbed off and made a mess on everything it touched. By the time I realized it, I already had smurf hands.
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by bushwhacker » March 5th, 2021, 5:04 pm

Spring Basin ramblings..

Started out slow--
Happy Graduation (circa 2019):
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Then picked up to full party mode:
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I need to bring bigger garbage bags :x

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by mountainkat » March 6th, 2021, 10:40 pm

Esau Canyon 3/6/21
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » March 11th, 2021, 6:55 pm

please humor me, and I promise I'll post some real ones as soon as I can
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » March 13th, 2021, 9:57 pm

Today, for the first time, I found a balloon that was still buoyant. It was grounded by a balloon on the same ribbon which was almost completely deflated, and therefore no longer buoyant. (If I were to separate them, the fuller balloon would have floated away.)

Also found a boring plain silver balloon. Spotted it from so far away, I couldn't be sure it was a balloon, even with binoculars.
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Left them here for the amusement of subsequent hikers or powerline crew.
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » March 17th, 2021, 6:29 pm

With a fresh coating of snow just a couple days old, it would be unreasonable to hope for a balloon on my outing today, right?
But there she was, all shinybright and waiting for me.

Because I'm not posting a TR, this pic shall also serve as my beer journal for today.
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