Three Cheers for Regular Beers

April 26, 2014 1

When’s the last time you drank a regular beer? You know, just a plain old IPA or a simple stout. No ‘we triple dry-hopped this and then added grapefruit and stuck our balls in it for flavor depth’ or ‘bourbon barrel aged then blended with a pile of other beers then dingleberries were added and then we forgot it in Read More

Cellaring Craft Beer – Aging vs. Hoarding

April 24, 2014 0

The classic debate is about to unfold: cellaring/aging craft beer vs. hoarding craft beer. After polling you, the faithful readers, on whether or not you age your beers, I found the results to be as expected.

Do You Cellar Beer? [POLL]

April 16, 2014 1

Over the past few days I’ve been deliberating over the concept of cellaring beer and even beer hoarding. Before we post any of our thoughts on those items, I’m intrigued to find out how many of you, our readers, DO choose to cellar beer. Please take a moment to vote below, and expect a follow up soon!  

How Can We Change Alcohol’s Stigma?

March 28, 2014 3

Prohibition has been over for nearly 100 years yet drinking still has a stigma attached to regardless of gender or beverage. Will we ever get past this? Over the past few days I’ve truly been lamenting over society’s view on drinking and those who drink as a whole including our social norms and all I’m seeing is stagnancy. How did Read More

2 Girls, 1 Randall Jr

March 7, 2014 0

On a Friday afternoon with a toddler in tow both of us had the chance to get together and try out some Randall Jr infusions. While both HopSweetie and I have had our Randall Jrs for a few years, we hadn’t really done a lot with them. Long overdue, we wiped off the dust, busted them out, and got to Read More

Craft Beer is Like Coffee

February 14, 2014 0

The other night during a bit of insomnia I started thinking a bit too much about the craft beer scene and how to explain it to someone outside of it. The easiest comparison I could think of would be between craft beer and coffee. Interestingly enough, when I brought it up my friend Theo, head brewer at Alter Ego Brewing, Read More

Thoughts for the New Year

January 3, 2014 0

I don’t know about all of you but I’m kind of glad 2013 is overwith. I know a new year shouldn’t be an excuse to better yourself, one should be striving to make each day better than the previous, but sometimes it takes something like a new year, a new month, another birthday to give you the true kick in Read More

World Diabetes Day and How I Celebrated with Beer

November 20, 2013 1

The other day I was trying to explain to my husband why I love World Diabetes Day so much. This is the best way I could think of to describe it – it’s like Christmas. Not the gift giving part of Christmas but the hopeful, world peace, group hug part of Christmas. For this one day I feel like we Read More

Tap Takeovers and Why You Should Go

November 5, 2013 0

My inbox has been a flood of beer events of late and I promise this is not a complaint. Who in the world could be unhappy about a bunch of bars nearby hosting a pile of awesome breweries, beer reps, and head brewers and of course their beers? While nothing beats going to the brewery itself a tap takeover event Read More

Beer and Board Games – Farking Wheaton w00tstout

July 24, 2013 3

You know what makes beer even more fun? Board games! I know that sounds super dorky but hey, I’m kind of a dork. I’m not talking about Monopoly or Parcheesi or Clue. I’m talking about Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, King of Tokyo, Puerto Rico, Pandemic, and other games that require thoughtful strategy, careful planning, and loads of competitive trash talking. For the past Read More

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