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I’ve Been Goosed! My Visit to Goose Island Brew Pub

Goose Island Brew Pub

‘Twas the night before Christmas in Chicago’s north side, not a creature was stirring except Goose Island’s brewery with pride….  the drinkers were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of Bourbon County Stouts danced in their heads… Christmas has come early for me this year!  As many of you know, I frequently travel […]

The 7 Degrees of Light Lager Usage

Grandpa Funnel credit: Chris Dixon of flickr.com

Let’s face it, we’ve all been there.  A hotel bar with the bare minimum available.  A buddy’s house with slim pickings.  A beach vacation suffering from frozen drink-itis.  In these rough situations, a light lager is often the fallback option, begrudgingly.  Well friends, I’m here to tell you that it’s time to cut some slack on […]

Nothing like a Good BrewPub on a Business Trip: Iron Hill Brewery


Nothing like a good BrewPub on a Business Trip… especially on the Company Dime!  Iron Hill Brewery in Phoenixville, Pa. How many of you have experienced the following situation: you are scheduled to go on a multi-day business trip to a place you haven’t been before, your day ends at a reasonable time and you […]

How It All Began


Like many of you, it all started with Pops offering me a sip of Bud on a warm summer day after he finished some yard work.  Being all of nine years old, I surely felt grown up enough to kick back some booze with the elders.  Well, the first sip was akin to a combination […]

Good Beer Is Universal


Just got out of an awesome Belgium bar in Beijing China.  Gonna struggle at my 9 AM meeting but worth it, it is 3:15.  Some awesome beers were drank, this one ruled – it is brewed only once a year, tasted awesome, alcohol level or around 10 percent, and came in a huge bottle.  It […]