I hate tree pollen. I have very few allergies, but tree pollen gets me every year. Right now, the tree pollen levels are pretty high. Yesterday, they were very high. I really can't complain. A few days of a runny nose and sore throat are pretty mild compared to some people (including those I am related to).
My cure is to brew....
I'm brewing my Metathesis Pale Ale right now. I have 5 minutes of boil left. It is a very simple beer, but my favorite
2 lb Rahr 2-row
1 lb crystal malt (usually 20°, tonight I only had 50°. It will be darker, but I had no choice)
0.5 lb wheat malt
6 AAU Chinook hops (60 min)
6 AAU Cascade hops (15 min)
Dry hop 10 AAU Cascade hops in secondary
oops... boil's done. gotta go