The primary purpose of this blog is to share homebrew recipes and discuss homebrewing in general. However, the blog also maintains a secondary, not widely-known, scientific purpose, which is to rigorously determine the end of the summer. Scholars have maintained that as a matter of science, the summer ends when yours truly quaffs the first Oktoberfest of the season. It's a small sacrifice that I make for mankind. Well I hate to make it official but by drinking a Weihenstephaner Okfest this evening with dinner, I the ended the summer.
The summer predictably starts every year on June 21st, and on June 20th during a leap year. Consequently its relatively easy to measure the number of days in the summer and to study annual fluctuation in the length of summer based upon my historical blogposts. Last year summer ended on August 8. So I suppose we should be thankful for the extra couple of summer days this year. I hypothesize that the raging bull stock market actually extended the summer. Below is a graphical representation of the length of summer, in days, for the last five years. You can check the records (i.e. my blog archive) but I've already done the work:
Well its not all bad. As the summer ends, so begins football season. Go Hokies!
You've got to respect the Sandman,