Holidays

Taking a short break for the holidays. We shall return next week on our normally scheduled days. In the meantime, if you be the sort to enjoy a trip to a crowded bar, enjoy the busiest bar night of the year. May you find solace for your hangover with turkey tomorrow.

Thanksgiving and Beer

Recently my friend Susan from Finding Our Way Now put out a list of great wines to try for your Thanksgiving gatherings. It’s a great idea and an easy way to get an idea of what you might want to have with your turkey and stuffing. In our conversation for the post she turned to…

Hop Head Farms: Open House

Ever feel like so much is happening around you that you just can’t keep up? That has been the brewing community around me lately. So much is happening it is hard to be every where at one time. It has been a while since I was last up at Hop Head Farms. In the eternity…

Alewives: Apply here

The world has changed quite a bit in the past few hundred years. Sounds the obvious doesn’t it? I mean sure the world has changed. We see these changes everywhere we look. So ya, I know I bored you already by stating something that didn’t need to be said. So now we have to ask,…

Pasta: Sauces and Shapes

I haven’t really talked about it over here on this portion of my writing sites. I have been working my way through NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this month. Basically, this means the amount of fiction I write in a normal month is now on steroids. The month of November is devoted to writing a…

Slow to the Party

I have been digging through some Prohibition history recently as I help my wife with a paper she is writing for school. I ran across a few tidbits I hadn’t known before now in the process. I know this sounds like it could be leading up to a big post or something along those lines.…

Gonzo’s: Are you ready for this

Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewery is counting down the minutes till they open. (Maybe that’s an exaggeration). But really, they will officially open within the next week or so. As it is right now, they have been doing what new places do to work through the bugs. It is called a soft opening. Customers can get…

Apple Crisp

I don’t do too much here as far as holiday hints or tips. For me every meal is a cause of celebration (does that sound uber corny?). When you look at the work that has gone into not only the preparation of your food but also the growth and harvesting there is reason to celebrate.…

Tun Tavern

Be prepared. I am about to share some history as I learned it. Consider this an anecdotal history of life as we know it. Back on November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress of the future United States of America signed a proclamation for a fighting force of men who were adjusted to a sea going…

Saturation

Michigan has a lot of breweries. A little over 100 at the time of this writing with more coming in all the time. I know, that does sound like a lot doesn’t it. San Diego County in California has over 60, just in San Diego County. Changes your perspective a little doesn’t it? Kalamazoo, Grand…