Celebrated the hubby's birthday with a small Beer & Brat gathering. If you are looking to try some excellent brews, check out the following:

* Three Philosophers - a cherry lambic infused dark ale
* Vuuve - ale brewed with spices
* Rosée d'hibiscus from Montreal-based Dieu du Ciel micro-brewery
* Maudite - a strong red ale
* and our personal favorite - Tripel Reserve from the Portland, Maine-(oh, how I long to vacation there)-based Allagash Brewery.

PS: Green apple licorice is a tasty summer treat.