Updates from the Road

For the past eight weeks Maria and I have been moving at a rapid pace and have been quite busy to boot. From Idaho to Portland to Seattle and down to Tahoe we had been on a fast track for our first trip to Burning Man. We haven’t been able to write as much as […]

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Announcing The Session #93: Beer Travel

The Session - Beer Blogging Friday

The Session is a monthly event for the beer blogging community which was started by Stan Hieronymus at Appellation Beer. On the first Friday of each month, all participating bloggers write about a predetermined topic. Each month a different blog is chosen to host The Session, choose the topic, and post a roundup of all […]

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GABF Scavenger Hunt

Great American Beer Festival Scavenger Hunt

Maria and I have tagged many a brewery and beer bar in the Denver area with our stickers over the years. Many of our friends are heading to the Mile High City this week for the Great American Beer Festival this week and sadly we won’t be there. So we decided to host a scavenger […]

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RV Travel

I had never even rode in an RV the first time I test drove Stanley. The biggest vehicle I had driven before that was my first car, a 1988 Crown Victoria. I was nervous, not only about navigating this huge vehicle that also happened to be a house, but also because if everything went well […]

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Defining a “beer scene”

When you talk to fellow travelers and beer nerds enough you will undoubtedly hear the term “beer scene” every now and then. Beer enthusiasts will use it describe the general state of beer culture in an certain area. It often comes up when you are getting ready to take a vacation and someone has been […]

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Improvising on the Road

We didn’t plan on stopping in Ipswich, Massachusetts after we left Cape Cod in July of 2012. The plan was to drive straight up the coast of Massachusetts through Boston to meet friends of ours in Kennebunkport for some sun and fun. It wasn’t until we were five miles from the small New England town […]

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Beer Collaboration Part 2: Brew Day

The grain made a loud splashing sound as it hit the floor of the tiny lofted room. Maria looked up sheepishly as she was pouring a 55 lb bag of Premium Pilsner malt in the mill. The room was clouded with grain particles floating through the air as Kevin was giving us tips on how […]

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Breweries of the United States Map v2

I love it when two of my passions collide into an amalgamation of awesomeness.  In this instance I’m referring to craft beer and design. So when I saw the updated version of Pop Chart Labs epic Breweries of the United States poster I was in love. The 39″ x27″ poster maps a good number of […]

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Sssssweet Taste of Victory

You can tell Spring has sprung when the metal ting of softball bats hitting soft leather orbs fill the air. Our standard outdoor activities have only taken a slight hiatus with our nomadic wanderings as we have made a habit of migrating back to Lawrence, KS each Spring to scratch that softball itch. Before we […]

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Pints for Pets: Drinking for a Cause!

Maria and I were Juniors in college when the call of the wild started to tug at her animal owning heart strings. As it happened, our next door neighbor was in the market for a furry companion as well and so off we went to where University of Kansas students look for dogs, the Lawrence […]

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The Most Important Article On Craft Beer You WIll Read All Year

As a semi-active member of social media I have noticed a rising trend in the headlines that stream through my news feeds. These grandiose ambiguous titles that make wide sweeping claims to play on the viewer’s curiosity have an official name: click bait. Their sole purpose it to increase clicks back to the host site. […]

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Beer Collaboration Part 1: The Big Idea

Simply put, I was excited. So much so that I couldn’t really sleep that night. With visions of cracked grain and mash tuns dancing in my head I just couldn’t fall asleep. Less than five hours earlier I had learned that Maria and I will be brewing a collaboration beer with our hometown brewery, Free […]

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