Approaching any situation with an open mind is tantamount to success in life. Life will often remind you of this fact. I was reminded of it recently, during a trip to Mexico.
Tag: craft beer
Three Cheers for Holiday Beers!!
Holiday beers are a tradition dating back to the Vikings. They drank spiced beer to toast their gods during the Jul (Yule) celebrations.
If I Put Water in my Whiskey, Am I a Bad Catholic?
I’m not a good golfer. I can say that because I’m an honest person. Anyone who tells you that they’re a good golfer is probably not an honest person. Eighty percent of golfers never get a score below one hundred.
The Long Journey of the IPA
If you ever do find me in a bar, again, which is not hard to do, you may catch me staring at the beers taps. I am often in awe of beer taps.
Oysters and Beer
“The world was my oyster, but I used the wrong fork.” – Oscar Wilde Originally published in the July 2022 Issue of the Old Town Crier Magazine Oysters and beer, one of the greatest culinary delights known to man. A delicacy of indulgence beyond any other. The two go together like eggs and bacon. Back in … Continue reading Oysters and Beer
St. Barths: Rhum, Ti’ Punch, and Cuban Cigars
Originally published in the June 2022 Issue of the Old Town Crier Magazine This is the unedited version The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Augustine The view from our deck in St. Barths I don’t feel like I’m in the Caribbean, I feel like I’m … Continue reading St. Barths: Rhum, Ti’ Punch, and Cuban Cigars
Spring Is Here, Let’s Have a Beer!
OK, it’s Spring. So, it’s time to change what beers we are drinking, right? Wrong!! Spring cleaning does not have to include dispensing with some of your favorite malted beverages.
Charity, Compassion, and The Love of Beer
Originally published in the April 2022 Issue of the Old Town Crier Magazine “God made beer because he loves us and wants us to be happy.” The above quote is often attributed to Benjamin Franklin. However, there is no proof that he ever said it. But we love believing that he did. Beer has been associated … Continue reading Charity, Compassion, and The Love of Beer
A Stout or Porter, What’s The Difference?
I asked one simple question: What’s the difference between a stout and a porter? The answer opened the craft beer equivalent of Pandora’s Box.
Super Bowl Is A Perfect Opportunity To Support Your Local Brewery
In 1991 I was in graduate school and bartending at the Fish Market in Old Town Alexandria. It was the beginning of my love for what would become my adopted hometown.