Blue Moon

Blue Moon ©Kim Smith 2013For several reasons, Blue Moon is my favorite beer to order out on a hot summer night (warning to readers, I know even less about specialty and craft beers than I do about wines). The first reason being is that it always makes me think of the sweet song “Blue Moon,” written by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart, and covered by many artists; the second reason is the attractive label, and lastly, because it tastes pretty good!

7th Wave ©Kim Smith 2013.Family friendly tree-top dining on the 7th Wave’s upper deck

This was intended to be a post about the 7th Wave Restaurant in Rockport. We sat down and ordered drinks, which I managed to photograph. I was just so hungry and dove right in as soon as our dinners were served. We were halfway through dinner, enjoying some very fabulous fried clams, before remembering that I had wanted to take photos–anyway, next time! I will say, they were the best friend clams of the entire summer. Craig Kimberley, are you reading this recommendation?

7th Wave ©Kim Smith 2013-2.View from the deck

My favorite rendition of “Blue Moon” is Ella Fitgerald’s, but Billie Holiday’s is nearly just as wonderful and the following video has some lovely stills of Lady Day and of fashions from the 50s and 60s.

Toby Pett adds Elvis Presley’s tenderest of renditions. This video too has many beautiful photos, of The King.

About Kim Smith

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester's Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- kimsmithdesigns.wordpress.com. Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor. Author/illustrator "Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden"
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7 Responses to Blue Moon

  1. happy me says:

    Coors makes some great beer!

  2. Kim Smith says:

    MillerCoors makes Blue Moon and I believe there is much controversy as to whether or not it should be called a craft beer. What’s your opinion?

    I have been to the Coors brewery in Golden, Colorado–not sure if they were making Blue Moon there at the time of our visit though. Golden is beautiful–except for the acrid smell emanating from the brewery and permeating throughout the village–challenging to get accustomed to.

  3. Fredrik Bodin says:

    Blue Moon is also one of my fav’s when it’s hot outside. I would never want to drink a heavy dark beer, like Guinness – that’s a cold weather beer in my mind.

  4. Rob W says:

    We loved Blue Moon, also. But then we read this, and now … we’ve crossed it off our shopping list: http://www.salon.com/2013/08/09/dont_buy_blue_moon/

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