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Astronaut Barry 'Butch' Wilmore shared this amazing view of the aurora seen from the International Space Station saying that it showed "dancing, swirling, swimming, pulsing, bridging" and that it was "amazing."

The dancing lights of the aurora provide spectacular views of incoming energy and particles from the sun. Aurora are one effect of these energetic particles, which can speed out from the sun both in a steady stream called the solar wind and due to giant eruptions known as coronal mass ejections or CMEs. After a trip toward Earth that can last two to three days, the solar particles and magnetic fields cause the release of particles already trapped near Earth, which in turn trigger reactions in the upper atmosphere in which oxygen and nitrogen molecules release photons of light. The result: an aurora, and a special sight for the astronauts on board the space station.

Video credit: NASA/Barry Wilmore
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Like an old friend... I remember when this was just a one-off. It's still a superior beer. 
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Wow. While the criticism of people who say gays aren't welcome is valid, the revisionism here is bizarre. Guys who do the things he said are hurt in the draft, for example. All the time.
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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
Boonville, CA
5.8% ABV

A bit of chocolate flavor, but thin for an oatmeal stout. Decent, but I've had better.

That glass, however, is from the bar at the brewery. 
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Viking Gold Extra Pale Ale
Odin Brewing
Seattle, WA

Just the other day I got the "dark" badge.

Either this is a bad bottle or its just a bad selection. I'll have to give this one a second try. I like their other two styles. 
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Lunch:
Left Hand Milk Stout
Oskar Blues G'Knight double-red IPA

Stout was rich and creamy as I expected. The IPA was an interesting combination of creamy nitro beer with hoppy IPA. 
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Never had it on draft. Just bottles and its divine.
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I haven't seen this in this GoT community. So, here it is.
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Nice!!! Its perfect!! XD
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Recently I've been grousing about distribution issues here. (Why did Enjoy By 10-15-2013 not show up until about 10-05? Why am I only seeing Thor's Sunstone [a summer ale]) on the shelves and no Thor's Equinox?) Well this is the kicker.

I picked up a bottle of Alaskan Smoked Porter tonight. Last one on the shelf. Sweet! And then when I got I home, I saw this....

Now, I understand that this beer is supposed to age well. Great. Under what conditions? And how has this one been stored? Under refrigeration, I hope! 
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+Ivan Heffner   I just had a 2008 Alaskan Smoked Porter. Aged in a dark Cabinet in my cool basement. It was way better than one aged a year or 2. The Salesmen for your distributors need to have a talking too. I am friends with some, and they will keep selling old beer, if no one complains!
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Oatmeal Pale Ale
Burnside Brewing Co.
Portland, OR
5.6% ABV, 44 IBU

Good body. Fairly clean finish with a short linger. 
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First time trying Ninkasi. Decent, I'd say. And the "heavy weight" badge is spot-on. Yes. Yes, I do like my beer thick, heavy, black, and pendu-- wait. That was something else...
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Same as me
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Soy un perdedor!

Elysian's tribute to Sub Pop Records. "Corporate Beer Still Sucks"
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