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Reviewed: A Visual Guide to Drink

A Visual Guide to Drink By Ben Gibson & Patrick Mulligan Avery Look, I got rid of my (really cool looking) coffee table for two reasons: 1) it was somewhat oversized for my current TV room, and 2) if there’s … Continue reading

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Cross Drinking and Cross Learning

Not only is there good synergy in the world of craft brewers, there is also a good amount collaboration among brewers and others in beverage land. To wit: Iowa’s Madison County Winery and Twisted Vine Brewery. For starters, the St. … Continue reading

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Happy Hour Yoga

You know what it took for Michelle to drag me to a yoga class, don’t you? I’m not opposed to yoga, never have been. It’s just something that Michelle got into and I decided to skip it to give us … Continue reading

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How to make sake from lawn ornaments instead of rice

1. Pick lotsa dandelions 2. Make dandelion wine 3. Let age 7 months 4. Drink Actually, the end result isn’t sake; it’s off-tasting dandelion wine. In late December, with houseguests abound, we popped open a bottle of my Fleur Dandelion … Continue reading

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Dandelion Wine

“Just the yellow stuff. No green.” That’s what the dude was emphatic about, and I could see his point. I took notes on his process, because this stuff was tasty. Yes, one day I would have a yard full of … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to St. Arnold–Part 1

I smell a Pharisee Welcome to an essential brewvana series. Discussing The Role of Beer in a Christian Life OR The Role of Christianity in a Beery Life, “The Gospel According to St. Arnold” will be a Wednesday feature here … Continue reading

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A peek at the Iowa wine harvest

Recently, I made a departure from my beery life, to learn a little about wine. Writing a feature for our local paper, I ventured an inside look at Corning Winery and Vineyard. If you’re like me, the words Iowa and … Continue reading

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