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    Blog Update

    How’s Muse doin?

    I swear I just blinked my eyes and four months have passed. It’s the only way I can explain my absence from updating this site. Well, that and the learning a new job while planning a wedding and now looking for a house to buy.  I look back fondly on the times when I was …

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    Beer Review

    God Damn Pigeon Porter!

    Spiteful Brewing Company – God Damn Pigeon Porter   When I went to Chicago I developed two addictions. One was to Daisy Cutter, which to this day stands as one of the best pale ales I have ever drank.  The other was to this wonderful porter coming out of Spiteful Brewing Company that they’re calling …

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    Blog Update Ramblings

    One family

    One family – a reflection on being in the industry, and what it means for this blog.   I apologize for the almost month-long delay in updating this blog, but as The Dude once told Mr. Lebowski, “new shit has come to light” — and that new shit is pretty incredible. Four weeks ago, I …

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    Snowed in – The Sessions #107

    It’s the first Friday of the month again, which means it’s time for another entry to The Sessions. This months topic is “Snowed in”  and though we haven’t experienced a good accumulation of snow in Monson just yet, something tells me we’re not too far off. Some of you might remember that I missed the …

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    Beer Review

    Pliny The Elder

    Pliny The Elder, Russian River Brewing Company Pliny The Elder is one of those beers that everyone into beer talks about, but its so hard to get on the East coast that it’s almost mythical. Lucky for me my good ole buddy Luke at the Kedron Valley Inn managed to get his hands on some …

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    Are breweries your friends?

    I originally intended to write this post as an entry to the Brookston Beer Bulletin’s blog collective known as The Sessions, but unfortunately time slipped away on me and I couldn’t meet the deadline for entry. Be that as it may, I felt that the topic they presented of “Are breweries your friends?” was one …

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    Beer Review

    Neptune The Mystic

    Neptune The Mystic – Bells Brewery, Michigan  A lot of folks don’t know this about me, but I am a huge space and sci-fi nerd. When I got a Chromecast one of the first things I did was turn on the International Space Station feed on my computer and watch it on my TV. I …

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    Beer Review

    Northshire Hefeweizen

    Northshire Hefeweizen from Northshire Brewery in Bennington Vermont. One of the things I love most about visiting friends who have moved away is having them introduce me to local beer in their area. It seems no matter where I go there is always some micro-brewery that has caught the attention of someone I know, and …

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    Beer Review

    The Original Gingerbread Stout

    Gingerbread Stout – Hardywood Park Craft Brewery I hate to be the bearer of bad news to you all, but as ole Ned Stark said “Winter is coming”. In fact, as of the publishing of this post there are only 16 days left before Christmas. Yikes! It seems like just a couple months ago Future-Wife and …