I’ve always been a big fan of NASA and the space program, and Cosmos has helped remind me of that recently, so when I was in NYC a couple weeks ago I took the opportunity to pay a visit to the Space Shuttle Enterprise (OV-101) at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Built for atmospheric approach and landing testing, retrofits that would have made the Enterprise space worthy never happened. Even though it never flew in space, it was still really cool to see a shuttle up close. There was even a LEGO mural of the Enterprise’s final flight.
The USS Intrepid was also the recovery ship for both a Mercury and a Gemini space mission, so there was additional NASA goodness to be experienced outside the Enterprise exhibit.
Dead Rise Summer Ale, a new beer from Frederick-based Flying Dog, is named after wooden-hulled fishing boats that were built to navigate Chesapeake waterways.
But you might call the new beer “summer in a bottle.” The Belgian pale ale is brewed with Maryland’s favorite seafood spice mix, Old Bay.
Beer brewed with Old Bay? I’m in.