Category: Blog

gabf: because one more advice blog is (un)necessary.

One of the most popular GABF-season posts is advice on how to “survive” the festival. What’s kind of sad is how many of these posts are necessary. And how many are very, very unnecessary. I’m not sure which category this post falls in to, but I felt that my almost a decade of GABF volunteering […]

gabf: so i guess we are here again.

It is that time of year again. That time that is loved by beer geeks the United States over and stressed over by brewers in the same geographic area. The week where US brewers and beer geeks gather to drink, drink, and be merry in the Mile High City: the Great American Beer Festival or […]

10 beers.

There is a fairly interesting/annoying (aren’t they all?) chain status post rolling around Facebook asking people to list the 10 books that have had some sort of influence or left a lasting impression on their lives. If for no other reason, it’s a good way to add to your reading list. But you know what’s […]

autumn.

I am ready for crisp days and cold nights. For crackling fires and musty books. For food full of earth and cream and spice. For beer that smells of leaves shuffled underfoot. For leaves shuffled underfoot. For high-pitched calls driven by instinct and desire. For the crash and clash of sparring brothers. For the yellows […]

beautiful day in the [bier]garden.

I’m sitting here, sharing a table with a homebrewer and a man from Yorkshire, in the biergarden at Golden City Brewery. Their discussions thus far: – Which local breweries have worse beer than his homebrews (most of them) – Virtues of experimenting with brewing (if it’s shite, you can just toss it) – American vs […]

weekend wanderlust august 8th.

Feeling a bit under the weather today after eating some suspicious¬†spicy red hots (the meat, not the candy) last night, but still managed to get some housework done and I actually remembered to write today’s post! I also want to wish one of the craziest beer geeks I know a happy birthday. The Jockey (or, […]

sucky sucky suck suck.

Today at the Day Job was a veritable nightmare. When your customer base numbers in the hundreds of thousands, even a small thing going wrong can be a nightmare. When your entire system goes down on the busiest day of the year – that’s Armageddon. Firey, explosive, putrid Armageddon. But, the upside is, tomorrow is […]

weekend wanderlust july 19th

Last weekend’s trip to Salida was INCREDIBLE! So incredible, in fact, that I cannot do it justice with a little snippet in a post really devoted to the future (STOP LIVING IN THE PAST, MAN!), so I shall write it up another day. But for teasers: Brewer’s Rendezvous! A broken elbow Cliff jumping Pitching a […]

weekend wanderlust july 11

I am writing this while drinking beer at Elevation Brewery in Poncha Springs. Why? Because Brewers Rendezvous, of course! We are in Salida from Friday thru Tuesday. It’s our favorite fest, and we finally got a house on the river! (Thanks jerks who cancelled on us, by the way). Anyway, this is pretty much it […]

weekend wanderlust July 4th

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Have fun, be safe, and try to not burn anything down (especially our forests… please…) Sorry about no weekend review this week. I had a bout of gastroenteritis and was pretty much miserable all weekend, so I didn’t really feel up to writing. But here’s a quick overview: Visit #2 to […]