Tuesday, 20 January 2009

The Obama effect

I have a web site for my pub, of course. Because of my location Internet publicity is extremely important to me. I check the web stats for the pub site daily, and sometimes several times a day. Today I was worried. Normally, there are fluctuations in the hit number due to work times and lunch times, night times and such things but it stays reasonably high all day. Today at tea time there was an unusual dip. I thought my web site had gone down, but checking it was still there.

I've only just realised; Obama was sworn in 5pm GMT today. I think it's been a long time since I've seen the day time hits drop that low.

On the subject of that great country across the pond, I've found a bottle of something in the cellar. It's rather nice but has no label. It's a 22oz bottle of something hoppy. It tastes significantly of oranges to me. It's also bottle conditioned, and I should have been slightly more careful pouring it as there are bits in the glass. It's very nice but I'd like to know what it is. 

The man who brought it here reads this blog. There are at least two other readers of this blog that might know what it is. The only distinguishing mark is the bottle top, shown here. Anybody any idea?

7 comments:

Brewers Union Local 180 said...

Bottlecap Ben said that it's something from Honu Brewing. I couldn't get much information from them off the web.

Benjamin said...

I sounds like a Homebrew to me. Honu would be a light lager from Hawaii , most likely in a 12 oz clear bottle. Often bottle cap over runs and miss prints get sold off for other uses like homebrew supply, etc. Given the unlabeled 22 oz with flavor and bottle conditioning... I think it came from someone's personal love of the craft of making beer.

Woolpack Dave said...

Ah, well, Ted might not be too pleased that I left it till now, but on his 2nd visit here he left me some bottles. This was one of them. Homebrew? I don't know. But it was good. If anybody can say what it is, I mean was, then Ted is the man.

Brewers Union Local 180 said...

Oooohhh... It's THAT bottle. That was indeed a homebrewed IPA from my friend Dave Adams in Eugene.

The Woolpack Inn said...

Thanks Ted, now I can sleep easy.

Oh, and thank the brewer for me - home brew? Tell him to take it up full time.

Dave A said...

Glad you enjoyed it Dave! Great meeting you at Ted's as well. We have talked of brewing together and one day we will.

Dave A said...

By the way Dave, that IPA is called "Zippy IPA" by name.