It’s almost mid September, and for every self-respecting, semi-literate Germanophilic Baltimoron — like myself — that can only mean one thing: It’s time to celebrate not one but two holidays: Der Tag and Oktoberfest. The latter, of course, is a wildly popular, mammoth festival held in Germany to promote Bavarian culture and its greatest contributions… Continue reading How to Host Your Own ‘Mencktoberfest’
As a contemporary once noted, Sir Thomas More always stayed true to his beliefs, under any and all circumstances, despite what others thought or how they wanted him to behave. He was, in a word, “A man for all seasons.” And although these are the traits I prefer for our men of principle (presidents, philosophers,… Continue reading More for Less: Six Beers for One Season
Stout — it’s not just for breakfast anymore. Did that get your attention? I hope so, because I’m trying to make a point. In all honesty, even though some people refer to Guinness and its ilk as “mother’s milk,” I wouldn’t recommend pouring it into a bowl of Froot Loops. Not before 9 a.m., at… Continue reading My Goodness, Go Out and Grab a Stout!