Blake Williams

Stolen from their website   This week we find ourselves spending a few minutes in Illinois with Blake Williams.  He is a field correspondent with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild.  Aside from promoting craft beer in Illinois the guild also organizes the annual Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers.  And now, the questions… 1.…

The Sessions: Don’t Believe the Hype

This month’s session (#70) is hosted by David J. Bascombe from Good Morning….  The subject this month is overhyped beers and how does the hype affect our perception of them.  From his blog; “How much does hype have an effect? Are we much better off knowing nothing about a beer, or is it better to…

Repeal Day

Seventy nine years ago The Grand Experiment ended.  Prohibition or in legal terms the Volstead Act was an exercise in social experimentation, trying to control freedoms by legislation.  Thankfully for all of us President Roosevelt chose to run for president with intentions to repeal the laws that took away our freedoms.  This site has a…

Bill Weier

It is only fitting that the first QoN with someone from the wine world is with Bill Weier.  What, you don’t know him?  Bill is one of the owners of the restaurant Rustica in downtown Kalamazoo.  Rustica features European rustic food focused around European wines.  Bill is no stranger to wine.  Just in the time…