Daily Archives: 7/20/2012

Newburgh Brewing Company


Can’t tell you how pleased the mister and I are that the Newburgh Brewing Company is open for business, does brisk trade in growlers, and serves very delicious beer. We stopped by before the 4th of July and sampled their wares. Apparently they also have board games and delicious locally sourced food, but we haven’t had a chance to make an evening out of the tap-room experience.

By the way – it turns out that I kind of like beer. I hadn’t bothered to try to enjoy it at all until about a year ago – every time I tried it, I didn’t like it much. I don’t know if my tastebuds changed or if beer is just radically more delicious now than it was 10-15 years ago. I mean, I know we’re in a glorious period of craft beer excellence, but it’s kind of ridiculous that it may have gotten so much better since then. What a pleasure to have a nice local brewery that I can honestly support because they’re making a delicious product.

after two years of hard use

tourmaster intake air gloves

These are the same gloves – the Tour Master Intake gloves. The one on the right has been in hard use for about 2 years. I finally retired it when the perforated leather palm looked in danger of ripping. I got them cheap at motorcyclegear.com and liked them so much that I bought a 2nd pair just in case they were discontinued. The selling point was the fingers being “unusually long.” I have a slender ladies hand, but also long long long fingers. Normally gloves that fit my fingers are so wide that they bunch under my palms, or gloves that fit my hands have fingers that are short enough to press the seams against my finger tips – and these two things are at best annoying, at worst painful or blistery.

All in all these gloves are reasonable minimally protective gloves – textile mesh and foam pads, they attach firmly to the wrist above the wrist bones, and they have leather palms and inside fingers.