“Salty Dog” comes from the archaic practice of rubbing salt into the coat of one’s favorite dog as a flea repellent. Therefore, one’s “salty dog” is one’s favorite person, best friend… Teo Frans is one of the rare individuals that had the privilege to travel the world making championship curling ice. It’s freezing water, how… Read more SALTY DOGS
“That proves you are unusual,” returned the Scarecrow; “and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.” ― L. Frank Baum Welcome To The Weird There is a strange podcast… Read more WERE YOU A WEIRD KID?
“Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations – wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.” — Edmund Burke Gobekli Tepe If you ever asked the age old chicken versus the egg question, the answer… Read more BEER BEFORE BREAD
Utter Simplicity There is an eloquence in simplicity. When I brewed the latest beer I learned a couple of things about this principle. Not only was I showing my co-worker and fellow beer aficionado how to brew, but I killed two birds with one stone by brewing a SMASH beer and dry hopping it.… Read more SMASH BEER
“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.” ― C. JoyBell… Read more FIERY DRAGON POOP
Story Book Brewing Modern craft breweries love to tell stories and come up with all kinds of fancy names for their beers. Behind the story marketing strategy, I always hope that I am not being seduced by the “tailors” in a New Emperor’s Clothes scenario. Along these lines I’m on the look out for… Read more STORY BOOK BREWING