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it’s just beer

Beer is simultaneously simple and complex. Do this, don’t do that and most importantly, don’t fuck it up. Steps are to be followed and the…

Rules for Successful Brewery Touring

Plan ahead.  If touring an area you are unfamiliar with, this is imperative as one brewery’s inaccurately posted hours or temporarily closed “renovations” can wreck…

Origins of a Beer Quest

At some point over a pint or two, I wondered aloud to my friend Mark if anyone had successfully completed the quest to visit every…

My Favorites: Beer Stores

I am so spoiled living in Hastings. For those who haven’t visited, Hastings is a little town almost smack dab in the middle of the triangle between Grand Rapids, Lansing and Kalamazoo. We have a brewpub called the Walldorff Brewpub…

Experiencing ADOBSO in the World of Beer

I was introduced to the concept of ADOBSO by my dear friend and mentor Ronbo, Jedi Master, many years ago. def: ADOBSO acronym standing for Attention Deficit Oooooh Bright Shiny Object! Generally utilized when an individual is easily distracted by,…