Month: July 2013

Stranger in a Strange Land – Being a Craft Beer Guy in a Macro-Dominated Society

I’m no stranger to parties or social events. Any chance I get to host or attend some sort of social function, whether alone or with the help of friends, I jump at it. I’ve done an after-hours beer tasting seminar in my office and plan to continue them, I’ve helped host private parties at the local watering hole, I just enjoy showing people a good time. It does at times leave me at odds with other people though. Not really in a bad way, but it can be awkward and it takes some convincing on their part to “see...

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Our Summer 2013 Beer Picks

Summer 2013 Beer Picks As the automatic door opened letting us out of the nice cool Ikea, it hit me hard and with all of its fury. See inside of Ikea you wander aimlessly for hours forgetting about the outside world and this time I forgot that there was a heat advisory in effect. When I stepped out of the store I wasn’t prepared for the onslaught of heat and let out a very necessary “DAAAMN IT’S HOT.” So I walked to my car with my family in tow and sat on my nice fancy leather seats. After burning...

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Texas Strong – Mad Meg Provisional Farmhouse Ale

Jester King Mad Meg Provisional Farmhouse Ale 8.9% ABV This was a surprise for me. I got this one in a recent trip to my hometown in Texas. What I had expected to be a standard saison/farmhouse style ale turned out to be more like a citrusy version of a Belgian strong ale. Mad Meg was quite nice though, “strong like bull” and definitely different from others I’ve had in that particular style. Our credo is “stay thirsty, but stay different” right? Well this one has it in spades....

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How Beer Drove Me to Buy a Home

After countless hours and months of scouring Zillow trying to find the one, we find ourselves standing in front of a house. The sun is just setting as we begin walking up the unassuming steps to our recent candidate and like so many open houses before we walk up eager and weary. Weary of the process, weary of disappointment and most certainly weary of seeing houses that just aren’t for us. The realtor opens the door and we see the beautiful hard wood floors, the wood stained moldings, the stained glass windows, the brick fireplace and suddenly, like a squall,...

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