First Drafts Book Club Combines Craft Beer and Good Reads

January 18, 2018 0

Beer and Books, is there a better combination?  We at the Pickerington Public Library say “no there’s not.” That’s how our First Drafts Book Club came about. The second Thursday of each month, the club meets at Combustion Brewery & Taproom in Pickerington, OH to chat it up, eat, and sample great beer.    December 2017 was our first meet-up Read More

Absence Makes (Beer) Love Grow Fonder

February 14, 2017 0

For Valentines Day, each writer was challenged to proclaim their love to their favorite beers. These are their interpretations of the idea. We hope you enjoy! Roses are Red Violets are Blue Beer I can’t have Oh how I love you. Why you ask? Simple, because I can’t have it, and when you can’t have something you want, you crave it Read More

30 Second Beer Review: Flying Dog Gourd Standard

October 11, 2016 0

How to enjoy pumpkin beer; Step 1: Throw it in the trash. That’s how I normally feel about pumpkin beer. My taste buds can’t handle much more than a few sips. I will occasionally pick up a brand I haven’t sampled but they all end up in the same place, down the drain. Over the weekend I tried (again) Southern Read More

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Collaboration Beers – 30 Second Beer Review

July 6, 2016 0

A photo posted by AmeriStop (@ameristopfoodmart) on May 11, 2016 at 2:37pm PDT June began the Beer Camp Across America Festivals along witht the release of the accompanying Beer Camp Across America variety pack. Sierra Nevada partnered with 30 breweries to produce 6 different styles of beer. The collaborators created unique styles that represent their region of the country and Read More

Converting My Husband to the World of Craft Beer

May 17, 2016 0

Mother’s Day weekend for me included gardening, a little league game, and watching the Stanley Cup playoffs. The highlight of my weekend though was converting my husband. He’s not much of a craft beer man, or so he thinks. He dabbles a bit and occasionally says “It’s okay”; it’s never been for him though. Trying to get someone to like the same things Read More

Review: Lancaster Winter Brewfest

February 24, 2016 0

When I heard that the Leaky Beak Pub was hosting our town’s 2nd annual Winter Brewfest, I ran right out and bought my ticket.  That ticket for only $35 got me a souvenir tasting glass, 20-5oz. sample tickets and a meal ticket.  Not bad for a night out on the town and let me tell you, it was a great Read More

Counting the Calories in Craft Beer

November 16, 2015 4

The holidays are near and with them bring great feasts filled with turkey, ham, mashed potatoes & gravy and let’s not forget the pies, cookies, and chocolates. We all know over-eating is upon us. There will be parties to attend and plenty of alcohol to go around. Over-indulging is inevitable and so are the extra pounds. Ever wonder how much Read More

Craft Beer is Taking Over Ohio

October 16, 2015 2

As an Ohio resident, I’m not sure how many people outside of Ohio (or inside) know about Ohio’s growing craft beer industry. While researching, I found out some interesting facts, such as Ohio is ranked 10th in the nation for most breweries according to  The website also ranks Ohio 4th in the nation for barrels of craft beer produced per Read More