The ACAT – Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting!

Yesterday we went to the ACAT the Atlanta cask ale tasting, this is our 3rd year in attendance and each year gets better and better. This year our friend Tom who we met at the ACAT 2 years ago, drove over from Charleston. We were sad that his wife, Melissa had to work and couldn’t come, she was missed by all.
This year we had a lot more of our beer friends in attendance and it made for a great time. After the cask ale tasting everyone walked over to our house and I cooked up some appetizers and we drank more beer. We had a guy pass out in our bathtub! Ha!

Here are some photos that I took during the day.

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Home style Radler

This afternoon I decided to make my own version of a Radler, a mixture of beer and lemon soda. Typically you make a Radler with a good German lager, however we don’t have any lagers at home. We have 200+ beers at home and not 1 lager, go figure. I originally tried making it with a Hoegaarden a Belgian witte beer, but it was too wheaty, and didn’t taste right.

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I grabbed a Duvel a Belgian Ale which I find way to skunky to drink by itself and It was surprisingly good. I do think you need a high quality lemon soda though, the one we have is by Lorina from France. Basically it is equal parts beer and lemonade, quite delicious. I can’t wait to send Chad back to the beer store for a nice German Lager.

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Oh and for the Gel Nail update:
Day 3 and they are still going strong, no chips!

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This picture better showcases the bright orange.