ale asylum

last night was an unplanned happy hour night that ended up being exactly what i needed! 🙂 my friends and i decided to go to the library (a bar, not the actual library) for a drink or two after our weekly seminar that goes until 5:30 on wednesdays.

we ended up staying for about 3 hours chatting and laughing! first, i tried a beer i’d never had before. it was from ale asylum, an awesome madison brewery, and was called sticky mcdoogle. i just loved the name!

i love beer, but i wouldn’t call myself a connoisseur, so i don’t really know how to describe this one. but i loved it! after we all had our first round, we decided we’d be there for a while yet, so we got dinner. i had my favorite sandwich in the whole world – the portobello sandwich!

it had a grilled balsamic marinated protobello cap with pesto, goat cheese, and roasted red peppers. the library also makes their own chips daily. yesterday’s flavor was sour cream & onion. yum! i also had a pitcher of ale asylum’s hoppalicious – so good! it’s one of my favorite beers.

i came home from dinner and did day 2 of the pipes challenge. it was hard! i did a total of 33 push-ups. the last set was rough. but that was the extent of my “exercise” for the day, so i guess i shouldn’t complain! 😉


30 day challenge: day 24

today i have to post a photo of something i wish i could change. honestly, right now the biggest thing i want to change is this:

the wisconsin chiropractic association just got the state to change a law that will now require all incoming wisconsin chiropractors to take a state-administered practical exam plus the normal jurisprudence exam to get licensed. this wouldn’t be a problem, but the wca does not have the test written yet, and won’t have it written until approximately july (maybe later).

this means that my fiance, even though he graduates from chiropractic school in april and has passed all 4 rounds of national boards exams with flying colors, will not be able to practice in wisconsin until they write and administer the test. they have no procedure in place for temporary licensure, and cannot make any exceptions to this rule because it’s now state law.

honestly, i have uttered many expletives in the past couple weeks regarding this stupid change of protocol. it’s just not fair. how can they require a test that isn’t written yet? because of the fact that the test isn’t ready, brad has to sit on his butt and not practice for about 3 months after graduation. not cool. we’ve called state representatives, talked to lawyers, and contacted the wca, and apparently, there is no way that anything can be done to change the situation for brad.

so yeah, that is what i wish i could change right now. grrrrr.


on to happier topics!

after work today i’m heading down to st. louis for the weekend again. i’ll get a couple adjustments and do a lot of work on my research proposal defense presentation from starbucks (the presentation is on monday – eek!). we also have plans for a fun lunch out and lots of walks for the puppies! 🙂



one of my bbff’s (bloggie bff), lindsay is hosting an awesome super fruits giveaway on her blog. go enter pronto!


what’s your favorite kind of beer?

if you’re not a beer drinker: what’s your favorite drink (alcoholic or non)?


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hi, i'm sarah. i'm a graduate student, dog lover, newlywed, blogger, aspiring baker/cook, and a veggie lover. :)
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15 Responses to ale asylum

  1. I LOVE the Library! We used to go there all the time since it is right near the engineering buildings. They have amazzzzzzing sweet potato fries!

    • Sarah says:

      what?!? i had no idea they have sweet potato fries! i know what i’m getting next time. 🙂

      we go there all the time now – it’s right across university from the nutritional sciences building!

  2. glad you got your sandwich again 🙂 and that sounds like such a fun beer name. that’s usually how i pick mine 🙂 brett’s brewing a lot of his own beer now and we have fun coming up with the names! that’s so frustrating about the unwritten test. i would be cursing too!

    • Sarah says:

      i do love choosing beers with fun names! 🙂 i’m not very creative though – i doubt i’d be very good at coming up with them! that’s so cool that brett brews beer. i wouldn’t mind at all if brad picked up that hobby! 😉

  3. My favorite drink is absolutely crystal light peach tea! YUM! 🙂

  4. Dorry says:

    So sorry about the frustration with the new state law! What a bummer. I’m not a big beer drinker. If I order an alcoholic bev, it’s usually a glass of wine. And for non-alcoholic, I love my Kombucha!

  5. ahahahahha! sticky mcdoogle?

    ooh i want a portobello sandwich! ❤ tummy is rumbling!

  6. What a bummer of a law/regulation. It is completely illogical. Ugh.

    I am not a beer drinker – but I love that name!

  7. I’m lovin on the dark beers lately. Lake Louie’s Warped Speed Ale and Great Dane’s Scotch Ale are at the top of my list.

  8. Dave says:

    Sticky McDoogel is a Scotch ale, which explains why yuo like it if you like the Dane’s. They have a great tasting room at their Brewery near MATC.

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