Saturday, October 2, 2010

Thick, Luscious October

October is my favorite month! I love the dark beer cooling temperatures and the gorgeous reds, oranges and yellows of the changing leaves. Not to mention dark beer my husband and I got married in beautiful October. All the little beasties get to morph into even scarier beasties and trick or treat til their hearts content. Then there's all the dark beer pink. I get so excited to see what comes out in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year I bought a pink Swiffer. So far I haven't found many cool pink clothes, shoes or accessories, but I did see dark beer pink dishwasher tablets at Sam's yesterday.

Did I mention that October ushers in a whole new venue at my local grocer and nearby brew station? No? Oh yes! Have I ever mentioned how much I love dark beer? I'm not a big drinker in the summer anymore. When I do partake, I like something like Corona or rum and pineapple juice. You know, yellow, like the sun that's beating down on me. But fall's the time to get serious. It's time to hunker down, stoke the fire and stock the beer shelves. It's good to be prepared. You never know when a hard winter is coming.

There are at least four different Octoberfest varieties available and that's just for starters. There will be pumpkin ales, lagers and deep, dark porters to try and I can't wait. Oh, and when the fall brews are winding down, the holiday ales and winter sampler packs await. Tis the season to be jolly and all that.

You might be wondering how all this beer factors in to exercise and eating well. Weeeelll, you know how there have been all those studies about red wine and the good effects of resveratrol on heart health. Turns out, beer ain't just a social lubricant. Check this out, Jack. Did you see this part:  " if you like your beer dark, richer concentrations of xanthohumol occur naturally in dark beer". Here's another one. Yeah. You might also be wondering why I'm thinking about beer at 10 am on a Saturday. I'm blaming Big Clyde. I joined his challenge and have had beer on the brain ever since.

So enjoy October. Build a fire, kiss someone, run fifty miles and have a brew or two. If you;re already a dark beer lover, share your favorites. If you try something new, tell me all about it.


Barefoot Neil Z said...

Winter is coming sooner than we think here. It's and AMAZIng fall day here so we are going geocaching. Also ran a barefoot Half Marathon this morning!

And yes, you are certainly welcome in the 10-10 VR!

Karen R said...

I love October too! We just had our first October cookie bake night tonight and made creepy finger cookies to take to my little guy's class on Monday. Love this month :)

Quinton J said...

“Build a fire, kiss someone, run fifty miles and have a brew or two”…Better advice has never been given.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Okay I'm in for the build a fire, kiss someone, run 50 miles but I'm brew for me.

Molly said...

I love this post! I also think that Beer is good a good carb for running. : )

thanks for posting my giveaway!

heather said...

Neil - congrats on the half!

Karen - creepy finger cookies sound cool!

Thanks Q!

Shelly - how 'bout some spiced cider?

Molly - I've learned to save it until after running though. Before? Not so great. :)

FruitFly said...

It really is a shame that October is only 31 days long!