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.
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.
For Your Summer Drinking Pleasure…The Shandy
The first rule, drink only freshly made, not mass produced. Yes, it’s August, and you see Shandys and Radlers in the beer department of every store. Don’t! Just don’t!
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
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.
Wassail!!! And Other Holiday Delights
The word “wassailing” has evolved for over 1000 years. It is derived from Old Nordic and Old English words that meant “be in good health”.
Beer With My Turkey? Yes Please!!
No celebration is complete without beer. It’s been that way since 7000 BCE. Why would our modern Thanksgiving be any different?