Chugging Craft Beer? You Betcha. Meet #TeamChug! 1

Chugging Craft Beer?  You Betcha.  Meet #TeamChug!
There are people in this world that chug craft beer, record themselves doing said activity, and then post these recording to Vine. BLASHPHEMY, NO?!!?!  YOU DON’T RESPECT BEER!!!! jknasdiufbiwbffuiabf*(&(*&(*&bkjada  etc… etc… Remember when Steve McKenna chugged some of Stone’s beers and royally pissed off Greg Koch? If you don’t, then watch it again: There’s a certain ...

She Calls Me [Toppling] Goliath and I Wear the David Mask 2

She Calls Me [Toppling] Goliath and I Wear the David Mask
As Clark and the gang wrestled with mechanical issues during the bottling of their latest collaboration with Treehouse Brewing, a couple friends and I crafted plans to make a trip south to visit the brewpub.  I mean, drinking beer that was bottled that day… yeah, doesn’t take much to tweak our arms. Dave, Eric, and ...

Brews and Canoes: Celebrating Craft Beer and the BWCAW

Brews and Canoes: Celebrating Craft Beer and the BWCAW
  The BWCAW holds a very special place in my heart.   Every year, I make the trip up north with friends and family to get away and reset myself.  Sometimes it’s just two of us, sometimes it’s eight of us.  Either way, we make it up there and bask in everything that is good on ...

Simple label, simply great beer – Another One IPA, Maine Beer Company 2

Simple label, simply great beer - Another One IPA, Maine Beer Company
Not too long ago friend of the BrewManiacs JB gave me a few beers – a couple from Firestone Walker (Pale 31 and Pivo Pils, which I’ll probably review on here sometime soon) and another one from Maine Beer Company. I guess I should say Another One from Maine Beer Company. An IPA with a ...

OPEN SNOW DAY BEER THREAD 18

OPEN SNOW DAY BEER THREAD
Since snow days basically follow international waters rules (that is to say, there are no rules), I thought this could be a decent day to do an open beer thread. I’ll update this post with reviews of beers I’m drinking, but most of the action will (hopefully) take place in the comments. So grab a ...

Back on the horse(blanket) with a Belgian sour ale 1

Back on the horse(blanket) with a Belgian sour ale
After a frustrating Iowa basketball loss, I felt the need to do something productive, something to occupy some time, but nothing that I’d actually have to interact with people or clean or anything of the sort. Hey, I’ve got this beer I wanted to drink. HEY, I’ve got this blog I’ve been meaning to get ...

Random beer Saturday . . . IN FREAKING IOWA !!! !!! !!! 2

Random beer Saturday . . . IN FREAKING IOWA !!! !!! !!!
During the football season, I wake up at 5 a.m. every morning. Postseason, I sleep like a bear in hibernation. My favorite beer/liquor store/shop in Cedar Rapids is Benz Beverage Depot. I noticed on the Book of Faces that it was releasing the following: Bourbon County StoutBourbon County CoffeeBourbon County Barley WineBackyard RyeBig JohnStone CrimeStone ...

OPEN BEER THREAD – Because it’s almost Christmas, yo 54

OPEN BEER THREAD - Because it's almost Christmas, yo
DON’T CALL IT A COME BACK. Ok, maybe call it a come back.  Whatever.  We might end up publishing some of these drafts (no, not draughts) at some point so you can, ya know, READ some of the stuff we write… until then.  LET’S DRINK BEER!!! You know how it goes, comment below on what ...

Drink what you like. Like what you drink. 1

Drink what you like. Like what you drink.
  As I sit here drinking a New Glarus Edel Pils, I want to take a minute to talk to you all about beer snobbery. Now I know a lot of craft beer lovers are all about giant beers like imperial stouts and imperial IPA’s and imperial this or that. Or maybe they’re bragging how ...

Making Your Super Awesome Wall-Mounted Bottle Opener Even More Super Awesomer 2

Making Your Super Awesome Wall-Mounted Bottle Opener Even More Super Awesomer
The Cheapest Automatic Bottle Cap Catcher You’ll Ever Find I am confident I am not the first person to think of this… I know this much to be true.  However, last week, as I looked at my basement tile and noticed several bottle caps hanging out on the ground, it hit me.  There has to ...

This is a post on a website about beer 2

This is a post on a website about beer
I feel proud that I showed so much restraint not titling this post “Don’t Call it a Comeback” like I have for maybe 90% of the various blog posts I’ve made when I’ve come back from extended breaks (all of the blogs I’ve ever done). But dammit, it’s the Saturday of American Craft Beer Week, ...

Physics Is Your Friend 1

Physics Is Your Friend
*taps mic* Is thing thing still on? It is? Good. I guess Spank paid the hosting bill again. I should probably buy him a beer or something. I don't know about you but I'm getting ready for Spring. Temps here for the last couple of days have been in the 70's. (Let's ignore the picture ...