Real Women Don’t Drink Light Beer!

Real Women in Craft Beer Sticker

Women in Craft Beer I know this might throw some people for a loop, but I’ve never been about the conventional.   Something dawned on me a long time ago and recent cases have only bolstered my argument. Women seem to be an emerging market in the craft beer industry. Now before you get put-off or […]

How I Nacho Libre Pint Glasses with the Govino Beer Glass

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So let me put this out there … I am a beer snob, HEAR ME ROAR!  I know there is a lot of baggage that comes with being a self-proclaimed beer snob but I am just being honest with myself.  You are probably a beer snob too since you are here reading these words on a […]

Beer and Beer Memories and Beer: A Timeline

Beer Memories

  I grew up in Michigan, Saginaw to be exact, an old General Motors town with union bars and cheap beer.  I think relaxing after work meant a cold beer and sitting on a deck… at least that is what I saw as a kid growing up. Here’s what beers mean to me as seen […]

Bling Bling Sucka! Building My Keggle

Bling Bling Sucka! Building My Keggle

If you know me, then you know I have the attention span of a small squirrel and am easily distracted by shiny things.  Wait…..what?  Sorry, I just saw something shiny. It was only natural that I bring my attention grabbing obsession to my homebrew setup.  Now, I know that at long as it makes beer […]

Get Canned, the book: Canned!: Artwork of the Modern American Beer Can

Canned!: Artwork of the Modern American Beer Can

I’m a visual learner so when I see material, whether that be digital or physical, that is aesthetically pleasing  I get the feels. Combine that with something I’m interested in (beer) and I’m get like a 13 year old boy with a sock and hand lotion, excited. So when I got my hands on Canned!: Artwork of the […]

Summer Weddings and Craft Beer – A Good Fit?

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Summer Weddings and Craft Beer Most people I know understand that I’m up to my eyeballs planning my wedding. We just passed the two month mark on the wedding countdown calendar. I’m calling vendors galore, setting up meetings, trying to make sure deposits are paid, etc. I need a drink. And voila! A light bulb […]

2014 National Homebrew Conference – Grand Rapids

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National Homebrew Conference I am wiggling in my seat as I type this because the 2014 National Homebrew Conference (NHC) is right around the corner.  This year’s conference is being held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which just happens to be where I went to college and is near my hometown in West Michigan.  The conference […]

Book Review – The Pocket Beer Guide

The Pocket Beer Guide

The Pocket Beer Guide: The Essential Handbook to the Very Best Beers in the World by Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb   I was recently tasked with an interesting assignment – reviewing a book for this website and its viewers. The book is called The Pocket Beer Guide written by Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb. The cover states that this […]

Cinco de Mayo: Mexican Independence day?

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Cinco de Mayo is finally here and its time to break out the Corona’s and the Tecate and drink ourselves silly! Tequila shots, Mexican sombreros and Mariachis all ring in Mexican Independence day with a bang right? Well actually no, Cinco de Mayo has been so co-opted by commercial enterprise, that it’s true meaning has been lost. […]

Beer: What To Drink Next – Book Review

Beer What To Drink Next

Beer: What to Drink Next by Michael Larson Can one ever really have enough beer books? I know my bookshelf is starting to become overwhelmed with the amount of pages dedicated to our favorite fermented beverage. From books about homebrewing and yeast to IPAs and hops, I have over the years collected my fair share […]