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

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

Beer Recap: Fourth of July Weekend

It feels like this Fourth of July weekend just flew by. I guess that happens when your weekend is full of great beer, food and friends. But I had so many awesome new beers up at the lake and in Duluth that I wanted to recap for you. While you can usually follow along withRead more

Summer Beer infusions: Berliner Weisse, rhubarb and herbs

As someone who started drinking beer as local breweries were exploding, I never really explored traditional German beer styles – although it’s probably the country most associated with beer and brewing (right?). I’m also from an unfortunate little part of Wisconsin that warped German culture so much that I really wrote off any value ofRead more