Winter Traditions

I grew up thinking I knew what Wassailing was. That is such a strange word. What exactly is a wassal and why would you want to wassail it? Ya, to explain it to the young we were always told that we were going caroling. For most of us it would end there, an old antiquated…

Beer Money

Today is the first Friday of the month, which means it is time for the monthly Session. For Session 82 Steve Lamond from Beers I’ve Known poses something a little different. The subject this month is the beer yarn. Tell a tale relating to beer in someway. Maybe an anecdote or a fun beer adventure…

Where were you on Repeal Day?

You may not be aware of this, but December 5th is the official date in 1933 when Prohibition was repealed in the United States. The law was a weird one where by federal rule, booze was legal again. But the states have jurisdiction over how alcohol is handled within their boundaries. This has led to…

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,…