I’ve said it before (for instance, here) but it bears repeating: Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday. I love everything about it, from the mythology to the mashed potatoes; from my family’s adherence to our culinary traditions (like this regional requisite) to the outlandish reinterpretations I’ve encountered elsewhere (like this ghastly gallinacean); from the nearly non-secular… Continue reading Sacre Bleu! The Best French Beers for Thanksgiving May Be Made in America
A Triple Trifecta of Trivial Treats
Scribbleskiff is sitting in dry-dock for a spell. We’re taking some time away from the business of busyness to rest and clear out the scuppers, so to speak, to restock our supplies, chart new courses, and ready ourselves for the next adventure. For instance, we’re keeping our weather eye trained on the approaching, unusually large waves… Continue reading A Triple Trifecta of Trivial Treats
Just a Couple of Misfits: A Review of Six Solitary Brews Trying to Fit In
It is more than a little early for me to start hearing Christmas music in my head. In fact, it’s regrettably early. Nevertheless, it happened recently, while I was collecting my thoughts for this week’s post. (Mind you, a lot of stuff clatters around in that echoey hollow on a regular basis. Yet, when something… Continue reading Just a Couple of Misfits: A Review of Six Solitary Brews Trying to Fit In
For This Year's Oktoberfest, We're Selfishly Thinking and Acting Locally
OK, first, I’d like to provide full disclosure: This week’s post is all about one of my favorite beer styles, Oktoberfest. Therefore, everything that follows is totally biased and fully focused on the famous byproduct of the world’s largest malt-beverage-centric celebration. In fact, if in reading this you find that I have somehow steered you… Continue reading For This Year's Oktoberfest, We're Selfishly Thinking and Acting Locally
Want Good Beer? It's in the Can!
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!