Hello from Portland! I’ll be exploring the city and will report back. See you next week!
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I went on the longest bike ride in my personal history: 34 miles round trip. We rode from San Francisco up a mountain (Mt. Tam) to our destination, a magical Bavarian style beer garden in the woods. The German Tourist Club is only open on Sundays once of twice a month. Once there, we refueled with a picnic and beer then started the journey home. It took us 45 minutes to climb Mt. Tam but only 5 minutes to go down. No bike photos pictured, I was too busy concentrating on accomplish my goal.
I love so much that San Francisco residents can travel an hour north of San Francisco and feel so far removed from the city. Petaluma is just the place for a nice country bike ride past farmland and rolling hills while taking in Californian flora and fauna. You might even run into a brewery too!
My thoughts exactly 🙂
We recently took next step in home brewing and got a tap-a-draft system! They are 1 gallon plastic kegs with CO2 cartridges so you can easily have some of your beer on draft at home and not have to bottle all of it. Works for me! Nick has brewed a handful of beers that are ready to drink so we had some home brewer friends over to help drink them. Jon brought a bounty of home brew reserves adorned with lovely letterpress labels! I made a few different pizzas (7 to be exact) and we made merriment! Can’t wait to do it again. Except next time I’ll make less pizza and taste more home brew. I get too excited about making pizza.
Hoppy Pale Ale
Belgian Golden Ale
Jon’s Golden Dog Big IPA letterpress label beauty w/ a burst of spring daffodils in a Oktoberfest stein smuggled out of Munchen.
Margarita pizza with thyme.
I didn’t take any photos of the other pizzas while elbow deep in flour.