Category Archives: The Session

The Session # 9–Beer and Music

Music has always been an integral part of my life, an integral part of my being. My gramps, Joe Johnston, was a professional musician back in the forties. His impact on my life goes well beyond music, but today we’re … Continue reading

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The Session #8–Beer and Food

I’ll be blunt–I love beer and food. I enjoy them both daily, often together. I don’t have to pay big bucks to attend a beer dinner; I live like that. It’s a good way to live. Richly fulfilling, a good … Continue reading

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The Session #7–The Zoo

When the topic for this month’s Session was announced, my mind immediately went to work, searching out ideas for beery animals. Dogs, cows, fish, monkeys. And then came my moment of clarity. The Zoo would provide me with my desert … Continue reading

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The Session #6–Fruit Beers

When Greg Clow, from BeerBeatsBites, announced this month’s Session topic, I knew immediately what I would do: I’d circumvent the ubiquitous brewpub raspberry beer, and talk about the malt driven fruits that my tastebuds favor. But a little closer inspection … Continue reading

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The Session 5.5–music, maestro

It’s hard for me to fathom, but somehow, when writing last Friday’s Session on Atmosphere, I managed to blow off music, one of the most integral parts of my soul. I focused on people and places, but missed a huge … Continue reading

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The Session #5: Brewvanic Atmosphere

When Hop Talk announced this month’s Session topic, “atmosphere,” they mentioned that, “while life isn’t all about beer, beer is all about life.”   Here at brewvana, that certainly is the mentality. The where, when, with whom and why of … Continue reading

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The Session #4–Big Boss Brewing Company

According to the Brewers Association, the average American lives within ten miles of a brewery. If that’s the case, I’m above average, as Big Boss Brewing Company is exactly 4 miles from my front door. With this month’s Session, hosted … Continue reading

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The hard life of a homebrewer

For the past three months, beer bloggers have been united under one flag on the first Friday of every month–The Session. Spearheaded by Stan Hieronymus from Appellation Beer, and hosted this month by Jay Brooks, of Brookston Beer Bulletin, The … Continue reading

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