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What We’re Drinking | October 16, 2020

What We're Drinking
Seth Garland

The names of the days of the week have similar origins in Spanish and English — they’re named after Roman/Greek/Norse gods, for the most part. But Saturday is different. Saturday in English is named after Saturn (Roman god of agriculture), whereas Saturday, in Spanish, (Sábado), gets its origins from “sabbath” (or “shavat”) meaning “to rest.” We usually think of Sunday as the day of rest. But if you’ve ever wondered why we consider Sunday the first day of  the calendar week, now you know: Rest happens on the seventh day of the week, which is technically Saturday. Etymology is fascinating. So party it up tonight and rest tomorrow.

We’re also in the month of October — from the latin “octo” for eight. The eighth month. Except really it’s the 10th month, and nobody bothered to change it when we transitioned to the 12-month calendar circa 700 B.C. I feel that; I don’t change my clocks for daylight savings time. They’ll be right again in six months, so why bother. None of this has much to do with beer, but our brains could all use a break from politics. Anyway, it’s Friday, you’re done with the work week, and it’s time to crack open a few beers. Here’s What We’re Drinking this week.

Narwhal | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.


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I went 🐳 watching last night and spotted this one ☝️ It’s a keeper for sure ⛵️

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Staghorn Octoberfest Beer | New Glarus Brewing Co. 

Xocoveza | Stone Brewing

Spilled – Guava Guava Slush | Urban South Brewery

Calabaza Blanca  | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales


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“I was just counting on good yeast showing up,” says Ron Jeffries of Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales on the birth of his brewery. “I recall hearing from Jean Van Roy of Cantillon that there was no reason these beers could only be made in the Senne Valley. The wild yeast was out there. I took a leap of faith.” Read more in my new article for Pellicle Mag. Link in profile. #jollypumpkin #jollypumpkinartisanales #mibeer #michiganbeer #michigancraftbeer #witbier #belgianwitbier #whiteale #mixedfermentation #sourbeer #sourbeers #sourale #sourales #beerwriter #beerwriting #beerjournalist #beerjournalism #beerlabelart #beerlabeldesign #beerphotography #beerphotographer #beertography #beertographer

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