On Saturday we attended the Four Leaf Clobber Roller Derby double header at Citadel’s McAlister Field. First off, the Citadel grounds are gorgeous so if you’ve never been for a walk through there you should do it! But if you’ve never been to a roller derby bout, add this to your bucket list immediately!
Charleston’s own Lowcountry Bruisin’ Betties took on the Greensboro Gate City team in the first bout. Normally we’d be cheering for the Charleston home team, but this was one exception where we had to root for the opposition. Our childhood friend whom we’ve known since middle school, Kristi Simpson-Harden (aka Blonde Burgundy) competes on the Greensboro Gate City team. So we joined the spectacularly excited and loud blue & red section for the bout. This team travels with an impressive entourage of fans and one particularly fabulous Lucha Libre masked cheerleader! The Lowcountry Bruisin’ Betties put up a strong fight, but ultimately the Gate City girls prevailed.
But Charleston showed Athens who was boss in the second bout featuring the Lowcountry High Roller Allstars vs. the Classic City Roller Girls. The Allstars scored so many points the scoreboard couldn’t keep up, dropping off the 2 of the 200′s vs. the double digit score for the Classic City girls.
All in all it was an impressive night! This is a full contact sport and these girls are bad ass! The teams showed a lot of passion for what they do. The fans were in great spirits. And it was highly entertaining for both adults and kids alike. Adults enjoyed their PBR 16oz cans, while the kids got to “Push a Roller Girl” during half time!
It’s time! The nut brown ale that has been comfortably fermenting underneath my hallway table, is ready for bottling. After a reluctant but much needed trip to the gym (aka ate & drank way too much at the Charleston Wine & Food Festival this weekend), I began the lengthy and exhausting process of sanitizing all the equipment. My fingers are now officially prunes, but those bottles are squeaky clean!
Then the bottling ensued! I now have ten 22oz bottles, eight 12oz bottles, and two 64oz growlers sealed & bottle conditioning at room temperature for the next few weeks. I can hardly wait to pop these bad boys in the fridge for a sip! It looks like it will be ready just in time for the March homebrew meeting with Low Country Libations. Super happy to take them another one of my experiments in homebrewing and get their awesome feedback.
And guess what guys…I remembered the priming sugar this time!
As a follow-up to our prior post about the amazing book, Notes from a Kitchen, check out this fantastic little video of Sean Brock confessing his obsession with writing down everything. Kind of makes us want to dig out our old notebooks and see if we were striking genius years ago!