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~*~Craft Beer Magick~*~

India Pale Ales:

This post is part of my ~CrAfT~ beer magick series, check out my blr for more. Masterpost will magickally appear when I feel I’ve exhausted the topic, which might take a while. For those who’ve missed the previous posts: to be blunt, you can trust me when I talk about the history of beer, because my fiance Matt homebrews, we’re both experienced craft beer enthusiasts and oh yeah, I’ve done a lot of research to make sure that what I’ve gathered from my craft beer adventures were not lies. 

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Onto the beer!

India Pale Ales aka IPAs are Matt’s absolute favorite type of beer.  They originate in the late 18th century and have pale ale base with extra hops added. Pale ale originally meaning that the malt [aka cooked-in-a-special-way grain, grain as in ‘usually barley’] was roasted over coke fires instead of wood/coal/peat fires, which made the malt literally paler in color than other malts. Nowadays we can just kiln stuff however we want, though there’s a serious science to that process as well. Google Maillard reactions for more.  

Into that pale ale base, they would throw in extra hops. 

Why? Let me start with the precursor to the IPA. IPAs were originally called October beers, after the season in which one would typically begin brewing them, because that’s when all your ingredients are ready. Not to be confused with Oktoberfest style beers, which are different. October beers were aged for a while, so to prevent bacterial spoilage, they needed a beer that had a higher alcohol content. Fancy English landowners would age their beer to be fancy (some say to compete with the perceived fanciness of wine, but that’s unverified). So your beer won’t spoil, but now it tastes too alcohol-y. Enter hops.

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Not that kinds of hops, guys! This kind:

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Hops pull double duty of covering up the flavor of higher alcohol beers, and *drumroll* also has antibacterial properties!  Well I should say triple duty because hops also add a lot of balance and delicious crispness to a malty beer. 

I would like to clarify here, that IPAs tend to have a reputation for having higher ABVs. I think this is because people have heard this hops-origin story and assume that hops= higher ABV. That is a fallacy. Session IPAs exist and are delicious just like Imperial IPAs exist and are delicious. For the beer-padawans: session= somewhere around 4-5%ABV meaning you can have a lot of this beer in one session of drinking without getting terribly drunk. At the opposite end, we have imperials= 7 to 14%ABV or more meaning:

One really smart brewer-business man named Hodgson decided after some experimentation that this “October beer” would be the perfect thing to sell to the East India Trading Company, who were tired of the previous long-sea-journey beer: porters, which spoiled easily, were malty, and tasted bad warm. They needed a spoilage-resistant (high alcohol/antibacterial hops), refreshing, crisp beer which, you guessed it, was the IPA, named of course after it’s intended destination. 

But wait there’s more! Hops prevent scurvy! That’s right, hops naturally have vitamin C. Scurvy is literally vitamin C deficiency which causes weakness, bleeding gums, shortness of breath, bone pain, emotional changes, and eventually, death. It was rampant among sailors of long sea voyages throughout the “Golden” Age of Sail (circa 1600-1900). Oranges were also used to combat this problem, but they were expensive and c’mon, beer’s got more curb appeal.

When the first barrels of IPAs made it to India, people loved it and it grew into a historically important style of beer, that literally saved lives (and palates). Several breweries copied Hodgson and the rest is history…. the history of the modern IPA, which I will also explain.

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To sum up, they loved IPAs because:

-IPAs could make it to India unspoiled

-IPAs provided clean drinking water. (As explained in a previous post, water is boiling in brewing.)

-IPAs prevent scurvy!

-IPAs are delicious, crisp, and refreshing in balmy weather!

-IPAs have a higher ABV, which I’m sure lots of peeps appreciated. 

Modern IPAs

Like with everything, people took this idea and modified it over time.  With the current craft beer renaissance, American brewers and hops farmers have created several iconic types of hops that have different tastes, smells, and haziness characteristics including: piney, floral, citrus, fruity, earthy, etc, even one experimental hop that my fiance brewed with that smelled like earl grey tea/fruit loops. The strains all have cool names like Cascade and Galaxy, but enough about hops, I’ll do a separate post about them, because they have many magickal and medicinal qualities. Onto the three ‘main’ types of popular IPAs available in America (at least, but some worldwide), that have all stemmed from the wonderful origins of long-sea-voyage IPAs. 

I lied. One last thing about hops that will help me define the differences between IPA styles. Hops basically have two factors that brewers focus on: aroma and bitterness. When a brewer adds hops to their recipe, you could add them to make your beer have a specific smell/taste (bc smelling and tasting are intertwined) or for bitterness to balance the sweet flavors of malt. So: bittering hops or aromatic hops. There. That’s the last hops thing I swear. 

East Coast IPA-  refers to/originated from the East Coast of America (that’s the New York, Boston, Portland Maine, Atlantic side, for the international friends). This used to be more of a thing, but people more often refer to this kind of beer as a New England IPA now. Mainly because that’s where a lot of the craft beer renaissance is going on. Not to say that it doesn’t happen outside of NE, just that we have a lot of beer meccas, large and growing breweries, and let’s face it, there’s not much else to do in NE so we like to focus on our beer and our pretty color-changing leaves (fyi, yes leafspotters are a thing in NE).  East Coast style meant you had an aromatic hoppy beer but not necessarily an unfiltered beer, which is a classic spec for NEIPAs. Their niche in the market has been pretty much taken over by NEIPAs. 

New England IPA- refers to/originated from my personal necka tha woods, specifically: NOT NEW YORK GFDI, Connecticut (thassa me!), Massachusetts (go Bruins), New Hampshire (Live Free or Die ppl), Vermont (Burlington, VT is a beer mecca), Rhode Island (not a road, nor an actual island), and Maine (home of Allagash and great lobster). I might be biased, but these are the best kind. Lighter in color, better, aromatic, better, fruity/juicy, better, and HAZY AF. Seriously, the haze is a classic characteristic of this beer. The haze is literally yeast and grainy bits in there. They’re very aromatic, not very bitter, usually described as fruity, juicy, or floral… and they’re my favorite IPAs.  Try: Heady Topper from The Alchemist in Stowe, VT.

West Coast IPA- refers to/originated from the West Coast of America (that’s the LA, San Fran, Vegas, Portland Washington, Pacific side, for my internat’l peeps). West Coast IPAs are realllllyyyyyyy bitter af with lots of piney, citrusy flavors. They are usually filtered so the beer looks clearer than NEIPAs. These are your palate wreckers. I’ve heard some people conflate these with DIPAs, but that’s not quite correct. Though DIPAs are more popular out west, they are gaining traction in the east, too. They’re historically hoppy because they grow hops in this region! The pacific northwest is in that sweet spot for growing hops. Cascade, Apollo, Chinook, Amarillo, Citra, all these are hops bred/created in/around Oregon and Washington state. West Coast IPAs usually include these west coast hops in their recipe. Pretty cool connected-to-the-land type stuff! 

DIPA- pronounced as “double eye-pee-ay.”. It literally stands for double India Pale Ale meaning it has “double” the hops. Double is a loose term because there’s no exact set regular/single amount of hops to use in an IPA to begin with, so take double with a grain of salt. This is a palate wrecker for some people, (there’s actually a DIPA named Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co. from San Deigo, those west-coasters, man) so try a regular or session IPA first to see if you like that much hops flavor before moving up. Yes, there are triple IPAs, though, in actuality, there is no true standard for a TIPA (said “triple eye-pee-ay”) most people use the TIPA designation to mean a fuckton of hops aka an even hoppier DIPA. Both DIPAs and TIPAs can also be called Imperial IPAs, usually in reference to their higher alcohol content. 

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Drink up, my witches, it’s potion time.

So, you ask me, that’s all well and good, but what about the magick, Bel? Well, here ya go: 

If you would like to improvise and incorporate an IPA into your own spells:

IPA magickal correspondences: male, water, earth, sea, traveling/voyages (especially traveling over/under the water i.e. a cruise, going underway while in the military, a ferry ride, a kayaking trip, a prolonged fishing trip especially fly-fishing), health, energy, endurance (to give endurance to someone or to make a spell last longer)

IPAs can be used as a signifier of: a sailor, a submariner, anyone in the Navy or the Marines, a sea/water witch, anyone traveling overseas, a business opportunity, the sharing of wealth and knowledge. If you’re using a geo-specific style of IPA with intent, then you can use a NEIPA to represent someone from or traveling to New England, etc. 

Spell for the Protection of Someone Traveling Overseas:

Gather: 3 bottles/cans/drafts of your preferred IPA (use the info above to chose), a representation of your preferred sea god/dess (referred to below as the god token), the loved one themselves or a picture/token of that loved one, your focused mind. 

Begin the usual way, as in: cleanse, create your circle, call your watchtowers, invoke your god, however you normally begin spells. 

Arrange your three bottles in a triangle. Face one bottle toward the god token, face the other toward the loved one token, face the last toward yourself.  Formally offer one bottle to your god/dess as an offering (if that’s how you flow). The bottle in front of your loved one is the host of this spell. The third bottle represents the celebration of the return of your loved one. 

Focus your breath and your intent. Visualize your loved one warm, well-fed, and safe. Address the loved one token and the god token in turn and say:

“As you travel far from me, 

off the land and out to sea,

protection you shall have threefold,

the first, from me prevents the cold.

Second, through this hoppy brew

ensures you fare to drink and chew.

I ask the god of sea and sail

to keep you safe and keep you hale.

Comfy, warm, slaked, and sated

well and whole, ills abated.

As you travel back to me

you will keep these blessings three.

From Craft to craft,

from fore to aft,

from witch and god,

and witch’s draft,

it’s three times three,

on land and sea,

safe in the lee,

so mote it be.”

The last eight lines may be repeated or chanted to build power or focus if desired/needed. 

Give the offering bottle to the god in whatever way feels right. I would suggest pouring the bottle into the body of water that your loved one is travelling over/on. If that’s not possible, I would suggest another natural body of water such as a lake or river, where it can eventually reach the body of water your loved one is travelling on/over. 

Save the loved one bottle and your bottle.  Keep ‘em in the back of your fridge where you’re mooch of a roomie won’t get to ‘em. Remember these two bottles are the promise and the celebration. A promise to your loved one that they will return safely to drink these two bottles with you in celebration of their homecoming. If your loved one won’t be returning to your location (as in they live somewhere else and “safely returning home” for them means not your actual location), then you could choose to: drink both yourself, pour one out for your loved one and drink the other yourself, send them the beer (mailing restrictions apply here) and drink it over skype with them, pour both out, etc. 

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Finish up your spell in the usual way, as in: ground yourself, cakes and ale, thanks the god/dess who helped you, release/thank the watchtowers, whatever floats your boat. [Get it, that was some nautical themed humor for ya.]

Welp, there ya go kiddos. Ask/submit with questions, comments, promises of free beer. More Craft Beer Magick to come soon. 

Merry meet again,

 Bel 🔔

anonymous asked:

Ughhhhh I just want to wrap Harry up in the biggest hug for thinking he’s not good enough for Pippa :((( But that bit from his POV had me wondering, what would the phone call have been like had she picked up? 👀


“Pip? Hi!” I gasped, surprised she’d actually answered.

“It’s late! And we’re… supposed to be… detoxing.” She giggled.

Fuck, I’d missed that sound. I hadn’t even gone that long without hearing her laugh, really, but the fact we hadn’t spoken at all since that morning at the festival made it feel as though it had been a lifetime.

“Uh… yeah, I realise that.” I stammered through a laugh. “Sorry. I just… I need to, ask… you something.”

“What’s wrong?”

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Ok so dean and Sam in 4x01 do you think that resembles the parental aspect of dean , especially when he’s like to Sam “don’t lie to me”

Absolutely. I would like to start documenting all the times Dean goes into parental unit mode and this is definitely one of them. This is when Dean is asking Sam what deal he made to get him out of hell

The way he’s standing, arms crossed over his chest, clearly ready to wait Sam out. This, coupled with the scene we got before they were reunited and Bobby asks how Dean knew the name of Sam’s phone account, and Dean answers: 

That kid. So yeah, I’d say there’s a lot of parental unit coming home vibes. Especially since Sam is doing exactly what a kid whose done wrong might do: hiding things–Ruby and the demon blood to be exact (so he’s not lying in the scene above, but he is lying in general). 

And just to add another unit, this part here, when Sam gets upset that he’s not the one who broke Sam out because he tried so hard, look how soft Dean goes and the words he choose: 

I wish I could gif his voice for the full effect. He has this caretaker mode voice that he uses with Sam (and sometimes Cas and others) when they need reassurance and that’s the voice he uses here. He uses the same voice in 8.23 when he needs to reassure Sam and get his bleeding palms all wrapped up. It’s definitely parental unit mode coming out to play all over 4.01. And actually the beginning of s5 has this theme as well; until Sam tells Dean he’s gotta let him grow up and then Dean does the first of the sending Sam off to war scenes at the end of s5 when he tells him he can make the choice to jump into the cage. 

anonymous asked:

What do you think Ayato and Saiko's interactions/relationship will be like? There's no way Ishida made an art of them together unless something's gonna happen between them in canon. I've been thinking a lot about it lately, they're in the same place at the same time now!!

Yeah, it’s interesting! Saiko and Ayato seem like such opposite characters in so many ways: he’s intense, he’s angry, etc. Saiko is flippant and loving. 

So Saiko is also a foil of Hinami, like Mutsuki is, in that both Hinami and Saiko are classified by kindness and love for others; however, Hinami suffers for that kindness and Saiko does not. 

Probably this is part of Saiko’s human privilege. We’re first asked to compare them when Sasaki is getting wrecked by Takizawa. Saiko and Hinami both are horrified. Saiko is the one who could easily intervene given what we know of her kagune prowess, but she does not. She just watches. Hinami, despite knowing this was probably not going to end well for her–and it did not–and knowing Kaneki might be gone forever–chooses to intervene anyways. Also, during this Ayato in contrast is desperate to save Hinami but is told to return would be suicide. But he tries. 

Saiko and Ayato therefore contrast with each other. Saiko loves people and saves them, but Ayato and Hinami are proactive in saving their loved ones, whereas Saiko is reactive. When we get further Hinami and Ayato development, it’d probably be during a Saiko focus, so we might get some interactions/them provoking Saiko to act more. 


hailey: audrey..

audrey: hey, there you are. i was starting to think you were serious about not coming out

hailey: i only came outside to tell you to go home. you’ve been stood out here for 40 minutes, why? what’s there to gain by standing outside my house?

audrey: i.. really needed to see you. it’s been a full week. i left you alone for a week, and i’d hoped you’d like fucking text or call me or something but you didn’t. so yeah, i couldn’t wait any longer

hailey: uhh.. i’m kinda confused right now. what makes you think i’d have a reason to text or call you?

audrey: well..

hailey: *sighs* i thought i’d made it pretty clear we were done but let me clarify, just for you princess. our relationship? it’s over. i can’t do it anymore. i can’t play by your rules, i’m sorry

audrey: play by my rules?

hailey: yeah audrey, your rules. your rules of “we do anything and everything when it’s good for me. fuck your feelings hailey”

audrey: that’s.. not how it was at all

hailey: okay well you can stand here in denial for as long as you like. i’m going to bed now. sweet dreams princess


Jamie: Nora, I want to apologize for last time… I don’t want you to feel like I was holding you responsible for my sobriety… Sadia helped me realize that it was kind of a shitty thing to do.

Nora: I like knowing that I make you stronger, Jamie… But I want you to stay sober for yourself, not just for me or anyone else.

Jamie: Yeah, I realize that now… I also want to apologize because I know you probably don’t feel the same way about me anymore and I’m sorry if I made you feel uncomfortable–

Nora: I do feel the same way.

Jamie: You do?

Nora: Yes, Jamie! I even told you last time, I love you! I just need to know you were serious about us… and not just lonely. That I’m not just something you use to fill the void that Autumn left in you.

Jamie: What Autumn and I had was surface level. Everything I thought I knew about her was a front, she never completely trusted me– or anyone. It’s different with you, Nora… I’ve never doubted us. We grew up together, you know everything about me and you’ve still stuck around… It’s always been easy with you.

spacygalaxy  asked:

What kind of comics did you made ? did one of them never got popular?

♥  My comic is about horror and romantic… and yeah, it’s popoular. I’m pretty scared if people know me start to judge me for it…  ♥

okay this is going to sound very cancer moon of me but remember all those posts i wrote about hating romance and straight girls and blah blah blah? yeah well…. they’re cancelled. i made up with the girl i was talking about. we had a long, 3 and a half hour conversation, and we actually got another one of our friends - another bi woman of color - to sit with us and mediate the conflict so that she could keep us both calm and provide her more objective perspective on everything. 

she apologized immensely for what she said and i apologized profusely for hurting her as well, and we discussed our traumas and how truly happy we make each other and how unique our relationship is. 

and i’m so thankful for the presence of our friend to mediate the conflict because she was able to keep the girl calm in particular and she was also able to translate her feelings for me in ways i could understand. 

long story short: the girl admitted that she also has a degree of romantic feelings for me, and that she’s probably been in denial of Certain Things ™ for a long time. she’s going to eventually talk to the other wlwoc in our feminist org about sexuality and stuff like that. 

we decided that we make each other very happy. we’re friends again, and we’ll see where things go from there. 

anonymous asked:

Do you think they already started to record a new album before the jinki incident happened? I‘m wondering since that one choreographer spoke about having made a choreography for shinee just a few months ago

yeah i think so. there were rumors that shinee were supposed to have a comeback last fall that i think are pretty grounded in reality, especially now with that choreographer’s tweet. we also know that there are recorded songs with jjongs voice that haven’t been featured on an album yet, like tell me your name that they performed at the domes in september. 

anonymous asked:

Are you going to print this new comic you're doing? It looks so good :0

IF I finish it yeah I’ll probably print out a few copies just to see what it looks like + it’s formatted for print unlike the previous ones I made. Strong ‘if I finish this’ ksksks it’s kinda long and linear like me @ me: what are we getting into.

anonymous asked:

And I’m not saying Flint is right in doing so,I just think the situation at the beginning of season 3 was horrible for both of them and neither was able to help the other. I don't think Silver is evil.he has the right to face his traumas in the most congenial way, my problem is when he chooses for others. And it makes me angry even more because he should know what it means to be seen as a monster but he says it's not important to him

Yeah, for sure! I think you and I probably agree exponentially more than we disagree (not that disagreement is remotely bad). I do agree that both of them just couldn’t help each other in the fullest fashion they both needed- but that’s part of the tragedy and the realism of the show, I feel. I do agree that it was uncomfortable and upsetting that he made that choice for Madi and Flint, especially because Madi had so much invested in and so much to lose in that war. He should know what it means to be seen as a monster and I posit that he does- but, broken and unhealthy and panicked a he is, he does something tremendously human: he makes a choice that is informed by his limitations. I don’t think he out-rightly had villainous malice for Flint or Madi. In life and in fiction, people make choices in a mad gamble, hoping for the best, usually thinking they’re working towards the best possible aim. The tragedy of his end (because I do very much think nothing about the last episodes are supposed to make the audience applaud or unconditionally agree with him) is that he makes what he believes is the best choice out of a plethora of awful choices and he still loses everyone, he still is berated and hated, and he has still ultimately betrayed the most intimate trust of both Madi and Flint, the two people he undoubtedly loved the most in the series. But, you should definitely be angry, yeah! It’s an intentionally complicated, polarizing conclusion that ought to make you feel things and consider things through many lenses. 

In all I wrote, I don’t mean people aren’t entitled to dislike him or be bored of him as a character or even hate his choices. I just wish we’d engage a little more critically as a whole before we paint him as this one-dimensional villain who’s suffered no loses and literally just exists to antagonize those around him. I’m not saying you’ve done that, of course, but I would just like to clear the air : )

anonymous asked:

Yeah I have a feeling there is a reason we didn't get an explanation as to what Psi made Imra see... It has to be more than just some plot device to keep psi on the ship. It was just to weird how she got over Psi so quickly to.

Yeah, I have this feeling too! Maybe they didn’t show what Imra saw because it will play out somehow later on. She might have relived Garth’s death, and maybe this will make her reevaluate her relationship with Mon-El, especially now that: 1) they might have already changed the future so much that they might have saved Garth’s life and she starts thinking about him again; and 2) she knows that Kara has always been the love of Mon-El’s life and she realizes that his love for her is slowly and inevitably resurfacing.

As for Imra getting over Psi quickly, maybe it has to do with her own psychic powers (if she has them in the show at all, that is).

i think the issue i have with people saying “black and white mentality is over! just because someone makes a mistake doesn’t mean they’re evil! stop ‘canceling ’ people over stupid stuff!’

is that yeah, in real life i wouldn’t stop talking to someone over a ship or because they liked tlj

but this is a social media platform full of strangers who happen to like the same things interacting

if someone likes something i don’t or made transphobic comments or whatever, what bond do i have with them? like where is this supposed loyalty coming from?

and same with celebrities, like what loyalty do i have to a millionaire i will never meet? yeah, it sucks no one likes your favorite musician but does it matter??

flipside, if someone hates something i love, i unfollow! tumblr is not the same as irl! i do not discard people the same way!

anonymous asked:

Hello! I saw that admin T takes requests for haikyuu? Hfjd I apologize if you are not the one that made the post asking for requests. Anyway do you have any headcanons about kissing Kenma? (What it’d be like, how he’d be) hh sorry if that’s too vague. If so, just let me know. Thanks!

((I love this pudding-head so much. Yeah, it was me~ T))

Kissing Kenma is, in lack of better words, a disaster in the beginning. He genuinely doesn’t know what he’s doing, and honestly, he’d rather go back to holding hands and cautious pecks on the cheek. 
It takes him a while to get used to the feeling of someone else’s lips, but when he does, he decides it’s not so bad after all.
Often, his kisses taste like apple pie, especially during autumn. During summer, they’ll taste like cold popsicles he was chewing on while playing his games. 
Kissing Kenma is encouraging him before a game. No matter how much he denies it, he does get jitters. If anything, he wants to win for the team’s sake. 
Sometimes, you won’t have his full attention, since he’ll be playing his games. While kisses are a good distraction most of the time, they can’t snap him out of his world.

Kissing Kenma is, in short, the feeling of calm, quiet and serenity. 

anonymous asked:

Weird question (NOT THAT WEIRD!) - Do you enjoy board/card games? I've always called myself a gamer, as I was raised by Sega & Nintendo, but a look at myself made me realize that I enjoy cardboard a lot and spend more time trying to enjoy that. I mostly just play Pokemon and a few Switch games, I like to reminisce about Gamecube and SNES masterpieces, but the way I spend my time and energy is physical games, and I'm not sure what the overlap is there in a social sense; DO most people like both?

I’d say so, yeah! A lot of people like the social and competitive aspects of both types of games. And the strategizing aspect as well

“You’re lost in thought,” Armsmaster spoke.

“I am.”

Yeah, it’s been a while since anyone said anything.

“Care to share?”

She shook her head, on the monitor.  “But you can answer some questions for me.”

Sharing these thoughts would get a little awkward. :P

“Go ahead.”

“Skitter.  What happened?”

He flushed, made a face.  “I’m not proud about it.”

That’s an unusual sentence, coming from you.

“You broke the truce when you said what you did about her.  You risked breaking the ceasefire between heroes and villains that stands whenever the Endbringers attack.”

I mean, he’d already thoroughly broken the truce, but yeah, I suppose that adds fuel to the fire.

“I broke the truce before that.  I set others up to die.”


There was an awkward silence between them.

“Skitter,” she spoke.  “Tell me of her.”

I guess Dragon’s getting the full story, from Army’s perspective, including the bit about Taylor and the Undersiders being the ones who really took down Lung the first time.

guilleobsessions  asked:

Publicist: What is it this time, Susan? Assistant: Dylan… well, he… told Ki Hong he could “eat dat ass for weeks.” Pub: [eats antacid tablets] Oh god. Ass: But he meant it as cannibalism! Pub: Was there a suggestive tone? Ass: [sigh] Yeah. There was a tone - This made my day, literally. "Was there a suggestive tone?" Wonderful. If i was the ass, I would be honored, though.

And Ki Hong just sat there shaking his head like, “…I’ve missed this”