Podcast #32 – You Must Be Trippin!

Weekly Flavor

  • Mario : Harpoon Imperial Pumpkin ABV 10.5%

    Last fall our brewers were improvising a new beer in our 10-barrel kettle. We had some fresh pumpkin puree leftover from a recent brew of our UFO Pumpkin, so the brewers threw that in the kettle with a bit of molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some roasted malts. It turned out to be delicious, so we thought we’d share it with everyone.

    • Half imperial stout, half pumpkin ale, with aromas of dried fruit, chocolate, and freshly baked pumpkin pie, this black full-bodied stout is ready to be enjoyed now or saved for a chilly fall evening.
    • Appearance: Dark black, opaque, with ruby notes ● Aroma: Dried fruit, chocolate, and freshly made pumpkin pie
    • Taste: Chocolate, SPICE!, with additional coffee, fig, pumpkin, and gingersnap notes

     

  • Brian : Stone Enjoy By 10.31.15 IPA

    Style: Double IPA ABV: 9.4% Bottled On: 09.25.15 This exquisite liquid patchwork of more than a dozen hops is a devastatingly fresh double IPA. Freshness is a key component of many beers – especially big, hoppy IPAs – but we’ve taken it further, a lot further, with this one. We brewed this IPA specifically NOT to last. We’ve gone to extensive lengths to ensure you get your hands on this beer within an extraordinarily short window, and we’ve sent a very clear message in the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right NOW to enjoy this IPA!

Follow Ups

Ski News

  • Lindsey Vonn heads to Europe as comeback continues

    American skier Lindsey Vonn is heading to Europe to resume training but is not sure if she will compete in this week’s season-opening alpine World Cup race, the 2010 Olympic downhill champion said on Monday. The 31-year-old, a four-time World Cup overall champion, broke her left ankle while training in August. “Excited to announce that I’m heading to Europe tomorrow and will be back on snow on Thursday,” Vonn said on Twitter. “Just to be clear, I am still undecided on whether I will compete in the first race of the season in Solden. Will make a decision (on) Friday.”

    Vonn, who withdrew from the 2014 Sochi Olympics after re-injuring her right knee that was damaged in the 2013 world championships and required two surgeries, broke the record for most World Cup victories by a woman earlier this year.

    The World Cup season begins on Saturday in Solden, Austria.

     

  • What Impact Will Colorado’s New I-70 Toll Lane Have?

    By now, Curbed Ski readers have learned of the new toll lane opening this winter between ski resorts and Denver on eastbound I-70. The initial focus on the lane, and our questions for readers, has been on the congestion-pricing model’s top level of $30 for 13 miles — the most expensive in the nation on a per mile basis. But where does the lane stand in the larger conversation about tollways, congestion and mountain road projects that are incredibly expensive.

     

  • JetBlue expands to Reno, will launch flights to New York (Throwback News)

    JetBlue has tabbed Reno and its surrounding Lake Tahoe region as its newest destination. JetBlue will arrive May 28, offering one daily round-trip flight between the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and the airline’s biggest hub at New York JFK. JetBlue will use Airbus A320 aircraft for its New York-Reno flights. The route will make JetBlue the first carrier to offer daily nonstop service between New York City and Reno, which bills itself as the “Biggest Little City in the World.”

     

  • Kitzbuhel becomes the first non-glacier resort in the Alps to open a few slopes

    Kitzbuhel is opening a few slopes this weekend. It is one of the best years for autumn glacier skiing and, after the heavy snow, cold temperatures have preserved things nicely.

    Kitzbuhel becomes the first non-glacier resort in the Alps to open a few slopes. It is not the first in Europe – that accolade belongs to Geilo in Norway that opened a run in September. Ruka in Finland opened earlier this month. It is likely to be just two lifts in Kitzbuhel but many people are expected to turn out and it will certainly bring the resort good PR coverage. “Time for all snow hungry skiers and boarders to venture out do to their first turns of this new ski season,” said a statement from the resort. The lifts will be operating on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Resterhöhe area from Pass Thurn. It starts at 1,275m goes to an altitude of 2,000m.

     

Topic: You Must Be Trippin!

It’s that time of the year when you have to get your trips planned or at least in the works. The bums are finalizing their plans and they’re back to help you start trippin’.

Look for your trips while you can, stuff fills up and books quicker than you know

Stuff fills up and books quicker than you know How to find out about trips Putting together your own trip (VRBO or Hotel Reservations)

The Bums are Booking trips for the season

  • Jackson Hole – End of February. We’e going for the 50th Anniversary. Corbits, Grand Teton & Yellowstone Ntnl Parks, and the Hoboken Ski Club rolling in with 40+ strong. “A place where the beer flows like wine, where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano”
  • HFSB VT Week 2015 – Mid December. This trip is ON and booked. Killington, Smugglers Notch, Stowe, Burington, and many breweries and beers to be found.

Airline Ski and Snowboard Baggage Policies (tetongravity.com)

Flying with skis and snowboards can be tricky – planes and airport baggage transport systems aren’t generally designed with two metre planks of wood and metal in mind; a fact some airlines love to take advantage of, charging sneaky extra fees on top of the ticket price just to transport
your beloved planks.

To help combat this airborne greed, the experts at LUEX Snow Travel have compiled a list of every airline flying to every ski and snowboard destination you can think of, allowing you to easily compare prices when planning your next trip to the snow.

Confessions of Flight Attendants – don’t be one of these people

Flight attendants were interviewed and found these to be some of the worst passengers on flights they have noticed. Not only bad for them, but for everyone else too.

  • Mile High Drunk – We’ve all seen it (Zermatt?)
  • Sneaking Booze Aboard – TSA reports people are actually still trying to do this.
  • Clipping Your Nails – ugh, are they buying clippers in the airport for this?
  • Doing your nails – How do they get that through security?
  • Poor Parenting – Asking attendants to clip in their child or watch their kid, really?
  • Medical Emergency Messing Up Your Plans – People complain they’ll miss connection for diverted flight, or wants a drink during a medical emergency.
  • Throwing Bag at Flight Attendant – saying hang that up – could get you thrown off.
  • Poking – stop poking, it hurts, is annoying, and you can get their attention other ways
  • Touched by a passenger – pregnant flight attendant has story of many people trying to touch her belly. same goes for passengers, don’t just touch or expect to touch.
  • Headphone Headcases – people watching movies on ipad with no headphones or playing game without headphones.
  • Rude passengers – no excuse for that. From being loud, to butting into other’s business, to name calling. Don’t be a douche bag.

Around the Horn

  • Camping Out for $2,000 Bordeaux in British Columbia

    If you drove by the Signature BC Liquor Store at 39th and Cambie in Vancouver around midnight on October 2, you would have seen a small group of people milling about with shopping carts by the store wall. The assembled crowd was camped out to purchase 2012 Bordeaux, and they had lined up as early as 7PM for the chance to get their hands on bottles from legendary châteaux like Pétrus, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild, and Lafite Rothschild when the store opened the next morning.

     

  • Star Wars Space Opera Toys

    The Star Wars Space Opera figures are part of the Takara Tomy Pop’n Step series, where toys “dance” to music coming out of the stand. The choice of six mini characters feature some of the most popular and colorful creations from the Star Wars universe: Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Yoda. All the characters on Amazon.

     

  • Guinness record Lego model is a life-size RV

    Building a lifesize camper out of Lego would be an astounding feat by itself, but some expert British constructors in the UK are taking that impressive accomplishment to the next level with their latest project. For their Guinness World Record that’s technically titled the “largest caravan built with interlocking plastic bricks,” the group went above and beyond by not only making the RV true to size but fully functional, as well. They even used blocks to create all of the necessary camping amenities inside, like a coffee maker and a fully stocked refrigerator.

    The outside of the Lego camper is impressive enough because it looks just like the real thing, but the real magic is inside. Open the door, and you’re greeted by everything you expect to find in an RV. Even the seats fold out to form a bed. Plus, when the external power is on there are lights and a working faucet, too.

    According to Guinness World Records, building the camper took 12 weeks and 215,158 Lego pieces. The final result measures 7-feet-3-inches tall and 11-feet-10-inches long. Take a full tour and check out the impressive construction in the clip above.

     

  • Crash Pads: Sleeper Vans Let You Stay in NYC for $20 a Night

    Hotel rooms in Manhattan cost hundreds and even a cheap hostel-style hotel with partition walls in the Bowery runs nearly $100 per night, but starting around $20 you can stay on the streets in style in a plush converted van found via Airbnb. For adventurous travelers on a budget the rates are impossible to beat. One such Airbnb ‘host’ (Jonathan) has a fleet over of 50 vehicular conversions and his pads get remarkably high reviews (many with 4.5 out of 5 stars). Fans seem to appreciate the affordability as well the views and locations, often central or at least along subway lines. At these prices, it is better not expect breakfast with your accommodations or even a restroom, though the vehicles are generally parked close to public bathrooms or otherwise accessible facilities. Some do come equipped with wifi, perhaps provided by a nearby building, but few can even charge your electronics.

     

  • Pork company fires 400-pound Pennsylvania man for farting too much, masking scent of meat: lawsuit

    Getting fired stinks — especially if it’s because you fart too much. A Pennsylvania man claims a pork company fired him for letting it rip so many times at work that the stench started masking the smell of their popular hickory-smoked ham, he told the Daily News.

    “I think it’s disgusting. This is all very embarrassing,” said Richard Clem, a former comptroller for Case Pork Roll Company, which is based in Trenton, N.J. “The fact is that I was a loyal and trusted employee for 10 years.”

    The 70-year-old said he couldn’t help his flatulence after he underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2010 and his symptoms of “extreme gas and uncontrollable diarrhea” worsened in 2013.

    “It was very dangerous. More than once, I’m arriving for work and I’m up the steps and into the bathroom right away,” he said. “You don’t hold it in. You don’t do it. You’re not going to make it. I always kept a change of clothes at work just in case.”

    The 420-pound man suffered from obesity and had the operation to save his life. But his gas “constantly” prompted complaints from his boss, his wife Louann Clem alleged in a federal discrimination lawsuit she filed against the company.

    “We have to do something about Rich. This can’t go on,” said the company’s president, Thomas Dolan, according to the lawsuit.

    “We cannot run an office and have visitors with the odor in the office,” Dolan allegedly said. “Tell Rich that we are getting complaints from visitors who have problems with the odors.”

    Clem was forced to work from home at least once. He was fired from his job as a comptroller on Feb. 28, 2014.

     

  • Auntie Liana’s Baked With Love Cakeballs!

    Help us get a brand new kitchen so we can update our license and keep the cakeballs coming! Auntie Liana’s Baked With Love would like to bring those smiles to the masses. That’s why we’ve created this Kickstarter: we’ve reached mass capacity in our home kitchen and stretched the limits of our Home Processor baking license. HFSB supporting for their BEER AND BACON LOVERS PACK: two dozen of our beer and bacon-inspired cakeballs (Maple Bacon, Bourbon Bacon Pecan and Dark Chocolate Stout).

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