In January, We Say Hello & Goodbye

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… Continue reading In January, We Say Hello & Goodbye

Bottle #2: This Stillwater Runs Deep

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… Continue reading Bottle #2: This Stillwater Runs Deep

Versatility Is a Virtue Worth Seeking When Selecting Beers for a Springtime Soiree

Spring is a time of renewal. I know that sounds painfully obvious. But to stay grounded in this hyperspeed workaday world in which I dwell (and tend to dwell on), every once in a while I have to stop and remind myself of such simplicitudes. Fortunately, I don’t have to look very far for evidence… Continue reading Versatility Is a Virtue Worth Seeking When Selecting Beers for a Springtime Soiree