In our house, we are celebration opportunists. Holiday hedonists, so to speak. Festivity freeloaders. Promiscuous party-makers. Jamboree joiners. Etc. In other words, we honor and participate in just about every traditional fanfaronade that pops up on the calendar. No matter what religious or cultural affiliations are ascribed to it, as long as there is food and… Continue reading Go Bavarian for Chinese New Year
I’m a big fan of Halloween. As a kid, I loved getting dressed up in a costume. Coming up with an idea, pulling together the various pieces and accouterments, occasionally teaming up with another fanatic — it was all great fun. And I not only relished what I looked like on the outside, but I also enjoyed playing the… Continue reading Apples, Pumpkins, and Stouts — Oh My!
I’m not a thrill-seeker by nature. I don’t feel “the need for speed” when I get behind the wheel of my car, for instance. Frankly, driving bores me so much I go as fast as I can only in an effort to get from Point A to Point B in as little time possible. I’ve… Continue reading Seeking (and Finding) a Few Thrills With Some New, Offbeat Brews
I recently played a round of golf in an afternoon charity tournament and made an amazing discovery. No, it had nothing to do with finding my inner scratch golfer (I gave up searching for him a long, long time ago), but it did produce a winning tin cup worthy of mention. Past experience has shown me… Continue reading Want Good Beer? It's in the Can!
As President John F. Kennedy once famously declared, “Es ist Oktoberfest Zeit!” — it’s Oktoberfest time! (Well, actually, he said this right after uttering his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech. It’s a well-known fact, just not well-documented in the history books.) With or without a presidential endorsement, it is in fact Oktoberfest time once again,… Continue reading Save the Best for Oktoberfest!
Choosing the right beers for a camping trip is about as challenging as picking the right campsite. You don’t want to settle for any old can of suds, just like you shouldn’t ever plunk down a tent in the first open spot you see. You must choose carefully, wisely. Survey the landscape. Consider the preferences… Continue reading Choosing Brews Suitable for Camping