Jack Cooks Dinner

Well, Jack actually cooks dinner almost all the time, but since it was raining and our group bike ride/ cookout got cancelled, Jack had people over for dinner!

Sarah, Austin, and Trevor join us for some southern cookin’! Jack made delicious pork tenderloin, homemade biscuits, beans, corn, and a cake with chocolate icing!

Sarah and Austin also brought 2 six-packs for us to try! It’s like they read my mind! They brought over a porter and a pumpkin beer! Perfect!

First I tried the Bell’s Porter from Kalamazoo, MI.


Poured into an Ommegang glass, poured very dark black. Light chocolate, light coffee, roasted malts, a bit creamy/milky. Medium bodied, 5.6% abv. But what shocked me the most was no outrageous hops! I was expecting this to be a hoppy porter, probably since the only other Bell’s beer I’ve had is the Two-Hearted IPA. I think this is an amazing American Porter, very happy I got to try it, and I have the rest of the six-pack to finish off! So you will be seeing this again in the future!


Sara and Austin must have good beer picking mojo because this Schlafly Pumpkin Ale was spot on! A little heftier at 8%, poured a gorgeous orange amber. I thought this was the perfect amount of pumpkin flavor, spices and actual beer. The spices in this beer were a bit more up front and noticeable. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin. It worked really well, since the beer was almost a little creamy feeling. Very pumpkin pie-ish and sweet. This is a good fall weather beer. I’m happy to say I’ve finally found a pumpkin beer that I like! Again, I’m happy to have a few more to try later. I need to tell Jack cook dinners like this more often!

2 responses to “Jack Cooks Dinner

  1. That was a lot of fun and dinner was amazing! Austin and I were both talking about how good of a cook Jack is on the way home. I’m really glad you liked the beer. We don’t drink quite as much beer as you, but we are pretty snobby about it 😉

  2. I’m excited to try the pumpkin ale! Generally I shy away from the pumpkin beers because the spices overwhelm the beer and it just tastes like you’re drinking a pumpkin pie. Thanks for the suggestion.

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