Horchata Negra is the working title for the beer we will be making until the direct supervision and tutelage of Paul, the Head Brewery of Old Mission Brewery in Ensenada.
Im stoked for a few reasons, of course there is the reason that comes directly from my love of beer. That we are doing this with a brewmaster takes out a lot of the guesswork and confusion. Making the beer from Brown Rice in addition to Darky Crystal, and some various other types of hops just makes the situation rad, that we are making an entire keg of it for out Vegan Ninja Pizza Fundraiser is the icing on the cake=]
Im at Villa de Valle, Diana is teaching yoga to the hotels guests and I am writing in my blog and occasionaly filling my cup with the house tea and sometimes the house coffee and every now and then, I’ll get crazy and mix them.
I have hot flashes going right now. In discussing the beer yesterday, Paul poured me a few of my favorite beer in the world – Smoked Maple Porter. Hands down for me the raddest beer ever to pass my lips. A hangover from this beer is a blessing and a boon, much as a broken heart can be of such sweet sorrow for the beloved that was left behind wondering what went wrong.
One of the main reasons I love coming to La Villa de Valle is its uncanny ability to take me back to a time when I was young, a whippersnapper, traveling with my parents and grandparents in Arizona. Its beyond the weather and climate, theres something that reaches into my memories like fingers on a lyre and starts strumming, slowly at first, but by the time we are well along the driveway into the grounds, Im there, reliving a time that is ordinarily lost to a five year old I rarely see these days.
That and their rad library. I leave with no less than three books every time, of course I bring them back, but for now lets keep it our little secret=]