Be(er) My Valentine

I know a lot of people write off Valentine’s Day. It’s only for kids and couples. It’s not worth the effort. It’s just a Hallmark holiday designed to peddle chocolates and cheap lingerie.  But I love it. As a kid, I would plan my elaborate Valentine’s Day card box months in advance. I would painstakinglyRead more

What’s Brewing: February 2016

I’m excited to launch a new regular feature and share with you what’s in my glass and on my mind every month. In these cold months, I’m drawn to rich, malty beers and hearty dishes. At the same time, our mild winter means I’m spending more time outside in the snow and trying to enjoyRead more

New Beer Resolutions

Finally – some resolutions I can keep!  The beginning of a new year is always an important time for me to reflect, set new goals and put my plans into action. That approach certainly carries over to the world of beer. As with any new hobby, there’s always more to learn and explore. I wantRead more

The Best Fest is a Beer Fest

What’s heaven made of? Probably unlimited 4 oz. pours of beer.  I made the trip to #DuluthBeerCity this past weekend for All Pints North, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild summer beer festival on Lake Superior. More than 90 craft breweries from Minnesota, all across the U.S. and even Canada took over the city’s Bayfront Festival ParkRead more