Sunday, August 5, 2018

Billy's with Cousin Don

Last evening was another dinner and a couple pints of beer with my cousin Don.  Both of us tried a meal we had not had before at Billy's.  Don had the Indian Taco which I have liked.  I had the Shredded beef burrito plate.  The Burrita was ok, but still prefer their enchilada plate.

I wash down my meal with 3 pints of "Kilt Lifter" Scotish Ale frpm Four Peaks Brewing.  Don and I had a good conversation.  I was able to show him the projects I have worked with for my ham radio club.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Blue Grasshopper - Rio Rancho

August 1 Old Geezer lunch was back at the Blue Grasshopper in Rio Rancho.  All of us ordered pizza and beer.  The establishment did not have an amber ale on tap today.  I sampled 2 other beers and settled on the "Bone Chiller Brown" from Sierra Blanca.  This brown was an acceptable beer as a substitute of an Amber.

The Blue Grasshopper has a great meat lover's pizza.  I ordered the large (13") pizza.  That leaves me some leftover's tomorrow for lunch.  Ended up eating 5 of the 8 pieces at lunch.

Wednesday's are great days to have lunch at the Blue Grasshopper.   My pizza was $1 off because of "Happy Hour Wednesday".  Two pints of craft beer were $6 total!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Corrales Bistro Brewery

Today's Geezer's luncheon was at the Corrales Bistro.  As usual, I ordered the bacon-cheeseburger with fries.

The 1/2 pound burger was cooked as I like then (medium-well).  Friese were a little overdone.  I washed the food down with 2 pints of their amber ale.

Good sized group (6) for lunch.  Next Wednesday's lunch is planned for Blue Grasshopper in Rio Rancho.

Balloon Fiesta Committee Meeting

High Desert Amaturt Radio Club's Balloon Fiesta committee met this morning.   Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will be taking place at Balloon Fiesta Park beginning Saturday, October 6, 2018, and running through Sunday, October 14th. Information of available shifts will be posted on the club website ( under "Field Operations".

The committee established sub-committees for Antenna, Public Relations, Equipment, and Staffing.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Billy's with Cousin

Another dinner and a couple pints with Cousin Don at Billy's Long Bar.  I have their 4 sloppy joe sliders, washed down with 3 pints of Kilt Lifter Scottish Ale.

Billy's makes their sloppy joe sliders with the same meat they use for their tacos.  Nice taste.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Canteen Brewhouse

Today's Old Geezer lunch was at the Canteen Brewhouse on Aztec in Albuquerque.  I had checked the online menu, decided I wanted the Dougie-Style Amber Ale and the pulled pork sandwich with chese and BBQ sauce,  The sandwich was served with a bag of kettle chips.

The amber ale was pleasant, one of the best I have tasted in the area.  The BBQ sauce was a little bland.

Forgot to take a outside photo for this blog.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Quarter Celtic Brewpub

Today's Geezer lunch was at the Quarter Celtic Brewpub in Albuquerque.  The brewpub is at the corner of Lomas and San Mateo, lower level, access from Lomas.

Between the brewery machinery, the soccer game on the big screens, and the acoustics, the night noise level was giving me a headache.

I had the 1/3 pound burger with cheddar and bacon.  The burger in on a pretzel bun. Had the side of fries.  The menu says that they cook burgers to Medium-Well.  Mine was closer to "well" as there was no pink in the center of the patty.  Their portion of french fries were much more than most locations.  The good thing was that they were fried perfect to my taste - golden brown, crispy with soft center.

I washed down my food with 2 pints of their "Crimson Lass" red (Irish) ale.  While not remarkable, it was a decent tasting ale.

For record purposes, I will start attempting to add a photo of the brewery/brewpub in the blog posting.