Archive for January, 2012

4 Considerations for Accipitriformes’ Acceptance…

1. Do you have strong, adaptable feet? Opposable hind
claw able to hold a 650mL bottle?

2. Is your beak sharply hooked? Well adapted for
tearing into wild yeast strains?

3. Is your wingspan long & broad enough to carry a
medium-body with colourings of sour fruit & funky earth?

4. Have you gone through an approximately 12 month fledgeling
life-cycle, maturing in French & American oak barrels?

If you have answered a proud "yes!" to all four of these questions then you, sir or madam, may be fit for hopping with the harriers, highfaluting with the falcons, & imbibing with the eagles. Driftwood's Bird of Prey Flanders Red Ale is choice for all you buzzards who like swooping down until the owls come out (& well thereafter)...
owl

posted 30 Jan 12 in: acres updates, beer, blog   ·   No Comments

Ode to a Poet

burnslong While we may not show it so overtly, we at the Acreage do have a might bit of Scottish heritage amongst us. Thus, we proudly salute, with one hand on our whisky, t'other on a sweet, wee heavy:
Scotland's Favorite Son... (drum roll)
The Ploughman Poet... (crescendo)
The Bard of Ayrshire... (bagpipes!!!)

Robden of Soloway Firth, ol' Robert Burns!!!!!!!!!!

Here, here!!!!!

Let other poets raise a fracas
"Bout vines, an' wines, an' drucken Bacchus,
An' crabbit names an'stories wrack us,
An' grate our lug:
I sing the juice Scotch bear can mak us,
In glass or jug.

O thou, my muse! guid auld Scotch drink!
Whether thro' wimplin worms thou jink,
Or, richly brown, ream owre the brink,
In glorious faem,
Inspire me, till I lisp an' wink,
To sing thy name!

...

Thae curst horse-leeches o' the' Excise,
Wha mak the whisky stells their prize!
Haud up thy han', Deil! ance, twice, thrice!
There, seize the blinkers!
An' bake them up in brunstane pies
For poor damn'd drinkers.

Fortune! if thou'll but gie me still
Hale breeks, a scone, an' whisky gill,
An' rowth o' rhyme to rave at will,
Tak a' the rest,
An' deal't about as thy blind skill
Directs thee best.

posted 23 Jan 12 in: acres updates, blog   ·   No Comments

From Times of Olde…

Ye Olde English 800.
Freedom.

40 oz. 40 oz. 40 oz. 40 oz.

cap

40 oz. 40 oz. 40 oz. 40 oz.

posted 17 Jan 12 in: acres updates, beer, blog   ·   No Comments