The Pour Farm isn't the best place to take a photo. It's usually too dark in there. Of course, it helps if you're not pointing your camera phone in the direction of the windows. We had a nice little gathering to celebrate the end of the semester and get to know the new full-time student in our program. Welcome, "Tim!"
"Dark matter" doesn't refer to the lighting conditions in the Pour Farm. It refers to the Brooklyn Brewery beer that Ryan was drinking, a taste of he graciously offered in a shot glass. I was instantly sorry I had already had my predetermined 2 pints. Brooklyn Brewery Dark Matter is dark and rich, fermented in whiskey barrels and it tastes like a combination of beer and rum or whiskey. It was good!
Unfortunately, It's a one-time creation on their part, so I don't know if I'll be able to find it in bottles. For now, at least, they've got it at the Pour Farm.
Speaking of things that are yummy, I was given the cold shoulder by my daughter on Friday morning because the well-established ritual of ice cream day on Thursday afternoon had been broken. I worked all day on Thursday because I had shifted my schedule around for school. Maggie tells me that they were very interested in why I wasn't home that afternoon. An ice cream habit is a difficult habit to interrupt. I assured them they'd get their ice cream this weekend.
We're pretty loyal to Somerset Creamery, but Bob and Liz tell us that somewhere in Bristol there is an ice cream shop that it Somerset Creamery's match. In fact, they said it was even better, but I have a hard time believing that. Liz was very convincing; you should have seen the expression on her face as she described the coffee-flavored Oreo ice cream. I think the polite word for it is "beatific." So, I think we have a field trip on our hands. They couldn't remember the name of the place (!!!) but I'm guessing it's The Daily Scoop.
It's unlikely, however, that any ice cream shop will supplant Somerset Creamery. Especially now that they're going to have a location within walking distance of our house. I've calculated that we can burn around 200 calories walking to and from the ice cream shop. Surely, that's a healthy activity.
Trivia: If you're familiar with the Hood Milk Bottle outside the Boston Children's Museum, did you know that it was originally located in Taunton, Ma? it was. I found this out after reading that the family who owns Somerset Creamery used to own another ice cream stand shaped like a milk bottle. It was located in Somerset until it apparently was dismantled in the late 70's and shipped up to Boston (music) to the Naval Shipyard in Charlestown (according to this story).Posted by James at May 22, 2010 11:58 AM