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Family Friendliness in the Beer Community

Hey fellas, it’s been awhile. Finding the time to drink, let alone blog about drinking, while you have a goofball under the age of 5 clinging to you is hard. Now that my mini-me is nearly 8 months old, I feel comfortable enough sitting in the spare room listening to the crashing, crying and squealing without jumping up to take care of everything myself. I know Rowan’s dad can handle him, and in fact he works a 4 day work week just so they can hang out together on Fridays, but when I’m around, I’m a total buzzkill. “Maybe the baby shouldn’t use a fork to hit a glass.” I’m finally getting over myself and don’t think I’m the only person who can properly care for my child, but mother does know best, and I’ll probably go “heat up my coffee” at least 3 times before I finish writing this post. Continue reading


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Oh, Baby!

So, here I am another million months later, finally getting around to posting on this not forgotten, but very neglected beer blog. So the good news: Rowan Blaise made his debut on May 9th, weighing in at a hefty 8lbs 5 oz, four days ahead of schedule. I thank the long walks, spicy Thai food and whole watermelon I ate 2 hours before I went into labor for speeding things along. He’s pretty perfect, super advanced in pooping, vomiting and tummy time.  Continue reading


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At Ninkasi, Beer is Love

I’ve been a big fan of Ninkasi since the get go. From the first time I tasted Total Domination IPA and thought, “yup, that’s a beer for me”, to the first time I bought a keg for Brock’s 24th birthday party, to the first time I visited the tasting room, I’ve grown a little more in love with Ninkasi, their beer, and what they’re all about. That being said, I am a little embarrassed to say that I just took my first brewery tour about a week ago. Continue reading


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10 Questions for Female Beer Drinkers

I found this list of 10 questions for female beer drinkers at beerutopia http://beerutopia.com/2011/12/22/10-questions-for-female-beer-drinkers/ and thought it would be a good way to introduce myself as a female beer drinking enthusiast and burgeoning home brewer.

1. Why do you drink beer?
I was raised in a family that put a lot of stock in things that are handcrafted and cared about. Homemade means thought, time and effort have been put into something. My family, especially my dad, looked at beer the same way. There are mass produced domestic beers, but then there are the beers that are crafted for people who like beer by people who LOVE beer. I believe that when someone really loves what they’re making, it is something special and it should be enjoyed by as many people as possible. Continue reading


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