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Teatime with The Admiral

April 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

The English are obsessed with their tea. This is common knowledge. Less discussed (at least among Americans) is the Irish’s same devotion to it. The same, but different. There are two subtle differences: One, the British, in their endlessly-ever-so-polite way, will ask if you might like some tea. The Irish, pour you tea. See the […]

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Tags: Ireland · Non-Beer Beverages · Travel

Enjoying the Apples

February 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

I am not a cider person. Pretty much every time I try cider I don’t enjoy it. Usually it is just too sweet. But I think mainly I have been trying pretty bad ciders. So far on this trip I have tried a few apple ciders and some straight apple juice and actually enjoyed both […]

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Tags: Ireland · Non-Beer Beverages · Travel

Pálinka & Sausage Festival

October 5th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I tried to come up with a clever title for this post, but really, do I need anything more gimmicky than what it actually is–an entire festival devoted to Hungarian sausage and fruit brandy? The festival is held at Buda Castle, an impressive arrangement of enormous gilded buildings on a a very high hill on […]

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

Czech Cheese & Beer

September 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

Joe and I are public transportation people. We take trains instead of renting cars. We only take cabs if where we’re going to or from is dangerous or only accessible by miles of walking. We never owned a car in San Francisco. Which is why we are so deeply hurt by Prague. We were leaving […]

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Tags: Beerventures · Eastern Europe · Travel

Two hours in Köln

September 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Traveling can be tough sometimes. Your standby ticket doesn’t get you where you need to go, your bag lags behind you, or you just end up really tired late at night not really remembering where you are.  Thankfully beer, good food, and a cheerful drinking establishment can make it all melt away. When we left […]

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Tags: Beerventures · Travel