For Goodness’ Sake, Drink Fresh!

March 30, 2011 Beery Scribblings

Eat fresh. Yes, I’m quoting the simplistic and simply cloying Subway ad campaign. I’m not sure it even makes sense, grammatically speaking (and I’m not the only one). But it’s nonetheless a not-unwise directive for healthy living. After all, when was the last time you ordered an Italian BMT, glanced at the contents, and returned it [...]

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In January, We Say Hello & Goodbye

January 30, 2011 Beery Scribblings

January is named for Janus, the Roman god of gates and doors, beginnings and endings. Often depicted with two heads — or, more unnervingly, with one head and two faces — Janus had the ability to look forward and backward at the same time. Which seems a fitting namesake for a month that straddles the [...]

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A Year-end Wrap-up for Holiday Wrapping

December 8, 2010 Musical Musings

If you live life according to Gregory’s calendar, as we do in our little corner of the world, then you’ve likely noticed by now that we’ve reached December, the final (and, at this moment, coldest) month of the year. As such, December ushers in a season of conclusions, a time for tallying, wrapping-up, and tying-off. [...]

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Some New Treats and a Few Old Tricks

October 31, 2010 Beery Scribblings

This week’s posting on Scribbleskiff is part treat, part trick. It’s our way of honoring Halloween and, at the same time, shirking our responsibilities. Typical? Exactly! Well, for several reasons, we just can’t be aimless and informative right now, but we didn’t want to let one of our favorite holidays slip by without some sort [...]

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Bottle #5: Saying ‘Boo!’ and ‘Bye to the Second-Annual Baltimore Beer Week

October 15, 2010 Beery Scribblings

Whether or not you would say boo to a beer, the fact of the matter is, in about two weeks, someone is going to say “boo!” to you. That’s right, Halloween is right around the corner again, and that can only mean one thing, at least in my house — it’s time to find a [...]

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Bottle #4: When a Beer’s Like a Great Book

October 14, 2010 Beery Scribblings

This week, Scribblskiff is like CNN, except sudsier. In other words, we’re all beer, all the time. Why? Well, as mentioned previously here, we are celebrating “Baltimore Beer Week” and decided that a single post’s worth of palaver wouldn’t do justice to the scale of this second-annual event. As a result, we’ve been offering one brief [...]

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Bottle #3: You From Jersey? What Exit?

October 13, 2010 Beery Scribblings

Sometimes less is not enough and only more is more. That seems to be the case with “Baltimore Beer Week” — and our coverage of it here at Scribbleskiff. There are so beery many things to do (and to discuss) during this celebration that the organizers thought the “week,” which runs from October 7-17, needed [...]

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Bottle #2: This Stillwater Runs Deep

October 12, 2010 Beery Scribblings

This week at Scribbleskiff represents a variation on the theme of a cherished childhood bus-ride boredom-killing song. There aren’t actually 99 bottles of beer lined up on the wall — it’s more like seven. But we are taking down what we have, one bottle at a time, and sharing the contents, virtually, of course, with [...]

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Enjoying Beer ‘Week,’ One Bottle at a Time

October 11, 2010 Beery Scribblings

If it’s true what Benjamin Franklin once purportedly observed, that “beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy,” then the heavens are certainly smiling down on my neck of the woods right now. For one thing, the city where I live and work is in the throes of the second-annual “Baltimore [...]

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Remembering My New Orleans, Again

August 27, 2010 Beery Scribblings

As I’m sure you have heard by now, this week marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. And, as I’m sure you remember, August 29, 2005, was an awfully stormy Monday, a supernatural event that has given rise to more than a few superlatives over the years. From the sounds of things, there will be [...]

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