Monthly Archives: October 2008

the Virgin Islands are for rum, not beer

I always knew I married into a good family. Last week I had the great fortune of tagging along on the Big Gnome Family Vacation to the Virgin Islands. The first four days we stayed at the Maho Bay campground … Continue reading

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a fall seasonal story

I’m giddy when September arrives. Cooler temperatures and autumn colors indicate its that time again: time for liquid pumpkin pies. This fall, the new kids on my block of pumpkin ales are the Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale and the Dogfish … Continue reading

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Southern Brew News Hop Tips

If you just can’t get enough of me, I have a new gig as the editor of the Southern Brew News (SBN) Hop Tips enewsletter. The newsletter is a calendar of craft beer-related events, including festivals, homebrew competitions, beer dinners, … Continue reading

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Slow Food Columbia beer tasting

Guests are mesmerized by my copious knowledge of beer. This past weekend I was the MC of the Slow Food Columbia beer tasting. From all accounts, it was deemed a success. There were about 18 people there to sample some … Continue reading

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a week-long brewpub crawl

Last week was quite a unique week-long brewpub crawl for me. It all centered around going to see the Raconteurs in the ATL on Wednesday and the Black Keys in Asheville on Friday. Those are two of my favorite bands … Continue reading

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Octoberfest celebration and beer review

Just in time for the final days of Octoberfest, I present the 2008 Untamed Beer Octoberfest Celebration video! The Big Gnome and I review three Octoberfest beers, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Victory Festbier, and Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest. Enjoy the good beer, revelry … Continue reading

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