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Entries from August 2009

Sipping Scotch

August 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

I didn’t even know what scotch was, really, until our trip to Ireland last fall. At the Jameson distillery, they give you an anonymous scotch to taste next to the Jameson. In general, I don’t like smokey things, but even I could tell it was some over-smoked cheap swill, given purely for effect. They also […]

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Tags: Non-Beer Beverages

Grandpa Hammer’s Beer Signs

August 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

I grew up as a sort of bar brat. My maternal grandparents owned a bar in town–they lived in the back of the building while the bar was up front. This was in the days where that was standard and where kids regularly hung out in town bars (my grandpa kept a big jar of […]

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Back from vacation

August 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

Hello All – we have been gone for a few days – hanging with family in the land of beer and cheese that is Wisconsin. There was good food, good beer, but mostly just good fun with the family. We hope to get back to regular posting soon. Some of the posts you can look […]

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Slam-dunk pairings: Wine and cheese seminar

August 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I love cheese to the point of obsession. I dream about cheese. I read newletters about cheese. I work in cheese. However, I know almost nothing about wine. In the last three years (since moving to San Francisco), I have learned the basic broad strokes of wine: Merlot is red and big and chocolatey, Pinot […]

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Tags: Beer & Food · Non-Beer Beverages · Tastings

Collaborative Evil – too cool not to post

August 11th, 2009 · Comments Off

This image is from Valley Brewery’s Blog and represents this years Collaborative Evil project.

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