Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hale's Ales Wee Heavy Winter Ale

Hale's Ales, Wee Heavy Winter Ale
Seattle, WA
6.8% Alcohol
Rating: 4/5

Hale's Ales is a brewery that makes beer that doesn't stand out in any way, but is solid and tasty and pleasant to drink. At least, it seems that way based on this and the one other beer of theirs I've had. This one is strong, but it's lighter than the name would make you think.

Ninkasi Oatmeal Stout

Ninkasi Brewing Company, Oatis Oatmeal Stout
Eugene, OR
7.5% Alcohol
Rating: 4/5

A beer with a powerful malty flavor. Pretty good if you're looking for something strong.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Worst Commutative Diagram Ever

Okay, mathematical hotshots! This commutative diagram appears in a legitimate math book, despite its appearance. What fact is it proving? Leave your answers in the comments. Second-year UW math students may not respond.

Revision: nobody who was in spring quarter of last year's algebra class can answer. Other second year math students, feel free.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Deschutes Porter

Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter
Bend, OR
5% Alcohol
Rating: 4/5

A smooth porter with a caramel flavor that's not too sweet. It achieves the trick of lingering in your mouth for the shortest amount of time without being unsatisfying, which makes it a relaxing, light beer. Comment on this to your friends and they'll look at you funny as you drink a jet black beer. I had it with sweet potatoes--good combination.