Saturday, February 7, 2009

Home Brewing

It's never a dull moment when I'm in the company of Elyse and Vince. Elyse: a beautiful, fair skinned creature who to strangers, appears as a quiet, polite, domesticated, and softly spoken female. But looks can be deceiving as out of nowhere she will shock you by bellowing the most vulgar phrase or complaint, or commenting on her digestive system at the dinner table. Vince, her partner for the past 5 years, is superbly kind and patient, but also possesses what may arguably be the most unique sense of humor I have yet to come across (as marked mostly by his uncanny non-sequiturs and subtle commentary.) Part of what makes his humor so fantastic is that I can never quite tell if he is funny by accident or by purpose. Irrespective of this, together they are just, zen.

Last night I went over their condo for some pizza and beer. Vince is always up to some sort of shenanigans, and his projects hold testament to his true DIY personality. He really is good at all the random shit he pursues. Last night it was home brewing. He began cultivating his first batch of beer last week, and last night it was time to siphon, add the yeast, and bottle. What a beautiful process that was. We tried a sip and it was delicious, even warm and sans carbonation. I can't wait for it to be cold glass worthy next weekend.


mmm yeast



1 comment:

Elyse said...

i think I will just post a hyperlink to your blog on my blog when I go to blog about our home brewing experience! Love having you - great post :)