A personal website by Khürt Williams, with imagery, and inchoate ramblings on coffee, beer, and geekery.
Even though I spend most of it indoors, with a runny nose, and itchy and watery eyes, spring is my favourite season of the year. I grew up in the West Indies where there is no fall, no spring, and definitely no winter. But it’s not summer all year long.
There is the dry season and a wet season. The dry season runs from about February to June while the wet season starts in July and ends in January. During the wet season, there is less sunshine and more rain. Of course, there is also a hurricane season which starts in June and ends in November. Ignoring the occasional tropical rain forest shower, with blue sky weather and warm sunshine, the dry season is an ideal time for the islands.
During that wet season, the rains come more frequently and last longer. The land turns an even deeper shade of green. The islands enter a time of renewal when the fruit trees bear so much fruit — bananas, mangoes, java plums, cashews, plum rose, soursop, sugar apple, acerola cherries, coco plum, guava, guinep, golden apple, papaya, jamun fruit. The list of fruits is long.
Spring in the Mid-Atlantic of the United States isn’t as edible as the wet season in the West Indies but it’s more colourful. I have learned to enjoy the display. And the beer.
Spring is also a time of renewal for me. It’s when I come out of self-imposed hibernation both literally and emotionally. It’s time for me to be outside, go hiking in the woods or on long walks with Bhavna.
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WE DO NOT HAVE A TAPROOM AT THE BREWERY BUT 100% OF OUR DRAUGHT BEER GOES TO BRICK FARM TAVERN WHICH IS ON THE SAME PROPERTY. POURS AND FLIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE WHENEVER THEY ARE OPEN, EVEN WHEN WE ARE CLOSED. WE DO NOT SERVE ANY POURS OR TASTINGS AT THE BREWERY ITSELF. WE DO NOT HAVE TAPS AT THE BREWERY, WE DO NOT FILL GROWLERS, WE DO NOT OPEN UNLESS WE HAVE PRE-FILLED, 32OZ CANS OF OUR LATEST BEER. WE RARELY RELEASE MORE THAN ONE BEER PER WEEK, WHICH MEANS THE ACTUAL BREWERY IS RARELY OPEN MORE THAN ONE DAY A WEEK.