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Added by Brauista on May 23, 2013 at 3:02pm — No Comments
My first trip to Las Vegas was during the Spring Break of my Freshman year of college. A friend invited me to come home with her for our week long break. And yes, up to that point in time, I hadn't realized that people actually lived there. You know, in neighborhoods in houses with grocery stores, little leagues, laundry mats and all. I also learned that those grocery stores and laundry mats did have slot machines stationed by the front door, so it wasn't all Mayberry…Continue
Added by Marie Cummins on May 20, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments
My recommendation is that if you're visiting Willimantic Brewing Company for the first time that you focus on their house brews. They are always fresh and consistently good. You won't be disappointed. But once you've tried them all, there is invariably a number of good brews on the guest taps.
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The New Albion Brewing Company was founded in 1976 and was arguably THE microbrewery that spurred the ever growing craft beer movement. In it's heyday New Albion brewed 7.5 barrels of beer per week that sold every single bottle to a ravenous beer loving public at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, they were never able to brew enough beer to make a…Continue
Added by Brauista on April 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I love learning the story behind brewery names. Sometimes they're funny (Clown Shoes Beer) Sometimes they set a location (New Glarus or Great Lakes.) But the best names give you a bit of insight into the brewers themselves. Spiteful Brewing is a small (how small? Let's just say that I'm pretty sure that…Continue
Added by Marie Cummins on April 8, 2013 at 11:15am — No Comments
Once people get an idea in their heads, it's very difficult to get them to change their minds about something. Wine should always be corked. Eggs are bad for you. Glee is a well written, heartwarming show about teenagers. When in reality, a twist off top is a better capping system to keep your wine from being oxidized. An average egg contains just 70 calories and 6.9 grams of muscle building protein. And Glee is just a sorry excuse for light FM TV starring actors who…Continue
Added by Marie Cummins on April 5, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments
Being the new kid is never easy. Finding your place in the group. Figuring out what it is that you have to offer and then convincing everyone that they actually really want whatever that is. It's all the insecurity of high school, only with out the backpacks and bad hair (although I've got to ask. Are hipster beards the brewers version of chef tattoos? And do they have any sort of direct correlation to the IBU units in the beer they produce? I wonder about these things.) …Continue
Added by Marie Cummins on March 22, 2013 at 10:55am — No Comments
hey say on St. Patrick's Day that everyone is Irish. Well, 365 days a year I'm always Irish. My maternal grandmother, who was also named Marie (which I'm sure is just a coincidence), came over from County Mayo when she was just 16 years old. She left her family's small farm in the West of Ireland and sailed across the sea to a new country to join her older sisters in the quest for a better life. When I was 16, my…Continue
Added by Marie Cummins on March 15, 2013 at 12:08pm — No Comments
There are two types of people in the world. Those that love jazz and those that are tone deaf. I love jazz. Not that smooth, "hey baby, want to come up to my pad and see my etchings" sort of music. If it's something that you might hear in your dentist's office during a root canal, it's not what I'm talking about here. But the soulful moans of Charlie Parker's alto sax? The playful tinkling of Oscar Peterson on the ivories? The mellow California casualness of Dave Brubek and his…Continue
Added by Marie Cummins on March 11, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments
I think by now, I've made it pretty clear that I'm a fan of New Glarus beers. Spotted Cow, Back 40, Fat Squirrel are some of the best reasons to travel North to Wisconsin (Why, New Glarus? Why take away my Fat Squirrel??? Was it something I said? I can change! Well, not a lot, honestly.) So when I discovered that they brewed a Scottish ale this…Continue
Added by Marie Cummins on February 25, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments
I am of the opinion that Lagunitas is one of the best micro breweries around. They're beer is diverse and consistently good. To me, Lagunitas is like the west coast equivalent of my beloved east coast Dogfish Head.
It's pretty much a no…
Added by Brauista on February 12, 2013 at 4:37pm — No Comments
In my family, we all get to choose our dessert when our turn at the great birthday wheel comes around. I say birthday dessert and not cake because for years now, not one of us has chosen a cake for our big day. More often than not, we have cupcakes or possibly brownies. My mother, for reasons only known to herself, pulls out a butterscotch pudding request every few years. When the end of August rears it's head, I always make it known that I want a candle or two in a fresh baked…Continue
Added by Marie Cummins on January 21, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments
This past weekend I was in Manchester, New Hampshire - AKA Manch-vegas because, just like its namesake, whatever happens there stays there - for an annual meet-up with fellow bloggers and blog groupies.
While in town, since it was nearby, I got the opportunity to swing by Milly’s Tavern to sample of their delectable beers.…Continue
Added by Brauista on January 7, 2013 at 7:26pm — No Comments
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Rogue beers rock . . . but Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale is especially rockin'!
I bought the beer with no knowledge of what I was buying or expectation of what the beer was like. I bought it pretty much because I…
Added by Brauista on December 12, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
One of my bosses likes to tell me that whatever I am doing, it's not rocket science. This is probably a good thing, because my math skills are, let's just call them, lacking. Pairing beer with your Thanksgiving celebrations also should definitely fall into the "not rocket science" category (if you want to learn exactly what is rocket…Continue
Added by Marie Cummins on November 20, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments
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