It Finally Happened

It took a little while to get to this point, but I finally took the plunge. From this moment on I will no longer be posting at this location. For those of you who enjoy my writings and meanderings, I can now be found at 10th Day Publishing. Over the past year (maybe less for…

Merry Christmas

Let’s just call this out like it should be. We are about to hit the weeks of Christmas and New Years. My mind is on the holidays ahead and I feel it safe to say the same is true for you. I could spend our time in this post going over some new thought or…

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…

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,…

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.…

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…

Half Truths and What’s Local

Ran across this earlier tonight. Apparently it was aired during the World Series. The commercial is pretty right? Makes you feel good and all that? Budweiser has proven for years now that they are capable of pulling at our heartstrings to sell their beer. This is another in a series of half truth ploys to…

Comparing Apples to Wine Coolers

Sometimes you have to wonder… I suppose you are wondering why I showed you all those videos. This is several decade’s views of the various “wine coolers” since the 80s. I can hear you now. These are all like comparing apples to oranges and all that nonsense. But is it really? I would hazard a…

Back up Plan

Things don’t always work the way we expect them to. Sometimes despite our best efforts things go wrong. We have had a stand up freezer for about 12 years or more now, and it was old when we bought it. Ya, we picked it up from a garage sale for around 30 bucks, great deal…