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Does Hydro Flask really perform?

In a word, yes. I’ve heard about how impressive Hydro Flask growlers are, and after a recent conversation with one of the sales representatives at the Craft Brewers Conference last week, I received a complimentary 16-ounce True Pint to test … Continue reading

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Reviewed: Bourbon Curious

Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker By Fred Minnick Zenith Press When I was in high school and college, I very purposely stayed away from smoking weed. Figuring I’d probably like it, I steered clear. For … Continue reading

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Reviewed: Apples to Cider

Apples to Cider: How to Make Cider at Home April White with Stephen Wood Quarry Books, 2015 Written in collaboration with cider maker Stephen Wood, April White’s Apples to Cider: How to Make Cider at Home offers an unintimidating foray … Continue reading

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Nebraska Brewing Company’s La Vista Production Facility

With all apologies to my buddy Paul Kavulak, I don’t make it to Omaha very often. This, despite the fact that Omaha and my more frequently visited Des Moines are equidistant from my front door. My buddy Paul Kavulak will, … Continue reading

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Mad Libs Beer Review: Jack-O Traveler Shandy

Kyle and I got together recently to play Beer Madlibs, brewvana’s  occasional series, in which I write down thoughts on a beer and plug them into the classic, childhood word game. It’s more fun than a pretentious beer nerd review. … Continue reading

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Postcard from the Oregon beer trail #1

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Fathead Release

Paul and company at Nebraska Brewing Company have their Fathead Barley Wine rolling as I type. Kyle’s here, my family’s here and I saw Luke for the first time since he was in the 8th grade. Brewvana. The beer is … Continue reading

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Work

  Drinking a beer so I can take a picture so I can upload it so I can see if I have the hang of this new-fangled phone (and blogging remotely and shortly from it).

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GPS failure: using my resources to find beer

Just because I’m a fairly bright guy, doesn’t mean I plan ahead every time. Or have time to plan ahead every time. Yesterday, I took my uncle to the airport in Kansas City. It occurred to my busy self that … Continue reading

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Iowa Farmhouse Ale Festival

It was a modest crowd for (what I hope to be) this festival’s inaugural run, but the Iowa Farmhouse Ale Festival put on by Eric Sorensen and Rock Bottom–Des Moines was a tasty-good time. Offering 29 beers from 20 different … Continue reading

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